The Oceanside Junior Lifeguard Program offers individuals ages 9-17 the opportunity to learn beach safety and ocean lifesaving skills from experienced Oceanside Beach Lifeguards. Junior Lifeguard daily activities include education in beach and ocean safety, running and swimming activities, beach games, surfing, competitions, and a field trip to La Jolla Cove and Knotts Soak City. Junior Lifeguards will also have the opportunity to learn about tower guarding, rescue techniques, boat rescues, marine biology, oceanography, first aid, and CPR.
Junior Guards meet at the Oceanside Harbor Beach, behind lifeguard tower 14, across from the boat launch ramp.
Session 1- MWF June 15 - July 10
Session 2- TTH June 16 - July 9 including Monday, July 6 and Wednesday July 8th
Session 3- MWF July 13 - August 7
Session 4- TTH July 14 - August 6, including Monday, July 27, and Monday, August 3
All first-time participants must complete a swim test.
Former participants who have completed a swim test do not need to test again.
The swim test is as follows:
May 23 and 30
June 6, 20, and 27
Swim test will start at 8:00 am each Saturday. Swim tests are held at:
Brooks Street Swim Center
130 Brooks Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Junior Lifeguards must wear the Junior Lifeguard uniform during JG activities. A royal blue swimsuit is required and is available for purchase through the program (see order form).
Female swimsuits will be available for purchase at all swim test dates and the first day of each session (not included in uniform order form).
A T-shirt, hat, and rash guard are included in the registration fee.
Fee: $310 per session/child. $20 discount will apply for additional family members in the same session or one child in multiple sessions.
This fee includes instruction, an SPF-25 lycra rashguard, T-shirt, patch, hat, and field trips.
Checks made payable to: City of Oceanside
Financial Aid is available for Oceanside residents only. Scholarships are limited and are obtained through the Parks & Recreation Division. More information is available online.
For information on Assistant positions please see the flyers at the bottom of this page.
For more information and registration materials, please call the Oceanside Junior Lifeguard Information Line at (760) 435-4020, ext. 3, or (760) 435-4021 to leave a message, or email us at JGStaff@ci.oceanside.ca.us
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