The California State Junior Lifeguards Program is designed for children ages 8-15. We are dedicated to sharing beach and ocean safety information with participants. Our goal is to provide a program of physical fitness, first aid and CPR training, and exposure to ocean oriented sports and activities.
Our program is coordinated by actual California State Lifeguards who are trained in advanced first aid and rescue techniques and have many years of ocean rescue experience. Many instructors hold EMT certificates as well. In most cases they were Junior Lifeguards themselves! It is for this reason that you can be rest assured that your child is under the best of care while at San Clemente State Junior Lifeguards.
An emphasis on ocean safety and proper water etiquette will be stressed. Throughout daily workouts and free-time, Junior Lifeguards will increase their water safety skills and become more comfortable and confident in the ocean.
2021 Program Information
Updated 3/10/2021: We were able to operate a modified program for spring and summer programs.
SPRING break 2021
April 5- April 9
San Onofre State Beach - Dogpatch
Monday - Friday 9am-2pm
SUMMER 2021 PROGRAM DATES
jG SESSION 1 – JUne 14-june 25
Surf camp Session 1 - June 28 -july 2
JG SESSION 2 – July 12- july 23
JG SESSION 3 – july 26 - August 6
surf camp session 2 - August 9 - august 13
SUMMER SURF CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Surf Camp is not a Junior Lifeguard Program. No tryouts are necessary for this program. This is a beach/surf camp with lifeguard supervision and instruction.
Registration links can be found on the registration page
Junior Lifeguard Program
Registration for RETURNING PARTICIPANTS begins April 1,
Registration for NEW PARTICIPANTS begins May 1.
Please see below for tryout and registration information
$325 per participant for a 2-week Junior Lifeguard session
$250 for 1 - week surf camp
Full Day Sessions: 9am-3pm
San Clemente State Junior Lifeguards conduct swim tryouts to insure that your son or daughter qualify to enroll in the program. Please join us at one of the tryout dates listed below. Reservations are required for tryouts
Tryout Reservation Registration: April 1 - May 5
Program Registration for new participants begins May 1.
**Please note if participant has previously passed a California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Swim test for Doheny or San Clemente State Beach in the past DO NOT NEED TO RE-TRYOUT
2021 TRYOUT DATES:
May 8, 2021 (9am-2pm)
May 15, 2021 (9am -2pm)
Tryout Location: Doheny State Beach
QUESTIONS? CALL US: (949) 304-3295 or EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS updated 3/18/2021
TRYOUTS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE OCEAN DUE TO POOL AVAILABILITY
OCEAN TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS
Ocean Swim Requirements: Participant must swim around a buoy approximately 50 yards out unassisted (Total Swim of approximately 100 yards). There will be no swim time requirement for the ocean swim tryout, passing will be based on ability to swim around the buoy and back to the shore unassisted.
**Participants may wear wetsuit, swim cap and swim goggles for ocean tryout
POOL TRYOUTS (not applicable for 2021)
100 yard swim* (4 laps in a standard 25 yard pool)
*2 minutes or less for age 12 and up
*2:15 minutes or less for age 10 - 11
*2:30 minutes or less for age 8 - 9
Tread water for 5 minutes
Swim underwater for 10 yards
**Be sure to bring a swimsuit and goggles