Junior Lifeguards

Junior Lifeguards is a physical program. Participants are expected to participate in all aspects of the program, to the best of their ability, including but not limited to, physical training, swimming, and other activities as directed by Instructors. Your child's safety is of the utmost concern, therefore your child will not be asked to perform activities that he/she is not physically ready to perform. All Junior Lifeguard instructors and aides are USLA Certified Ocean Lifeguards.

Registration will begin the first Monday in April at 8:30am.

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2018 Program Schedule

  • Pool Program:  Session 1   April 14-May 5 (4 Saturdays)
  • Pool Program:  Session 2    May 19-June 16 (4 Saturdays)
  • Junior Guard 2.0 (ages 12+)  June 11-June 22
  • Junior Guard Beach Session 1   June 25-July 13
  • Junior Guard Beach Session 2   July 23-August 10

Program Testing

All participants must pass a swim test prior to participation. The Beach Program test includes 100-yard non-stop swim under 3 minutes, treading water for 5 minutes, and a 30-feet underwater swim. The Pool Program Test is a 75-yard non-stop swim with no time limit. Returning participants must meet the swim time standard and may attend the tryout or fill-out a "Try-Out Waiver."

2018 Swim Assessments will be Saturday May 12, 2018 at the MBHS Aquatic Center from 1:30-3:30 pm.  

Required Uniform

  • MBJG shirts will be issued on 1st day and must be worn everyday.
  • Swimsuits: Participants must wear uniform trunks and black one-piece swimsuits. Girls, fitness bikinis okay but no other bikinis allowed. Sweats may also be worn.
  • Wetsuits: Strongly recommended, but not required.
  • Booties: Participants without wetsuit may not be able to safely participate in all program activities.

Additional Daily Items

Participants need to bring a towel, warm clothing, foot protection, swim fins, sunscreen, hat, lunch, and a snack. Surfboards are optional and must have safety fins and leashes. Participants need to supply their own transportation to and from activities and field trips. Staff can not transport participants. Parents are welcome to attend daily activities and are encouraged to accompany the program on field trips.

Pool Program

This program is recommended for all first time Junior Lifeguards. This is an introductory program that will help build awareness of an ocean environment while building confidence and endurance needed for the Beach Program. The Pool Program is tailored for the youth that has completed swim lessons and wants to develop more advanced swimming skills and preparatory ocean skills. This program will take place at the MBHS Aquatic Center. We strongly recommend participating in the Pool Program prior to participating in the Beach Program for the first time.  In 2018 there will be 2 sessions available. Session 1 will be April 14-May 5 (4 Saturdays) from 1:30-3:30 and Session 2 will be May 19-June 16 (4 Saturdays--no class May 26) from 1:30-3:30 pm.

More Program & Parent Information

For the additional information please visit our Morro Bay Sports website.  The parent handbook is available on the handouts page.