Our program runs from 9:00am until 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Exceptions to normal program hours will be announced for special events by a note home and/or notation on the program calendar.
The Junior Lifeguard Tower, San Clemente State Beach
You may drop your child off at the top of the trail inside of San Clemente State Park. A Lifeguard Instructor will be at the top of the trail each day to greet your child and make sure everyone makes it to the beach safely.
**There are two trails inside of San Clemente State Park. Please make sure your child is dropped off at the trail with the Lifeguard Instructor as the other trail is an emergency trail for EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ONLY.
**The Junior Lifeguard Tower is the red, white, & blue tower to the south of Tower 1 at San Clemente State Beach
First Day directions
Uniforms are to be worn every day with the exception of specified field trips. Sturdy sandals or shoes must be work for the walk down the trail, along the beach, and on all field trips. Any Junior Lifeguard arriving for a field trip without footgear will be denied access to the bus and program activities.
Navy board shorts with patch on the left side
San Clemente State Junior Lifeguard t-shirt
For boys: a navy blue speedo or jammers underneath board shorts
For girls: a navy blue one piece or two piece sports type swimsuit
YOUTH AIDES will be identified by their light blue t-shirts and yellow buoy
LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTORS will be identified by their red shorts and red buoy
RECOMMENDED DAILY CHECKLIST
- Full uniform
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
- Wide-brim hat
- Large beach towel
- Foot gear
- A healthy lunch with snacks for during lecture
- A latching cooler is highly recommended to keep food fresh and prevent squirrels and seagulls from stealing food
- Backpack or large beach bag to carry gear
**NOTE: PUT IDENTIFICATION ON ALL OF YOUR BELONGINGS! (I.E. BLACK PERMANENT WATERPROOF MARKER) EVERYONE HAS THE SAME STUFF AND IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE JUNIOR LIFEGUARD TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR BELONGINGS
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN
The program may be cancelled due to rain or unsafe weather conditions. Please call between 8:00am & 8:30am for the status of the particular day's activities if weather is a concern. If Junior Lifeguards is your only option for care, we can accommodate your child with activities.