*Registration for 2019 will open on April 1 at 8:00 am*
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 field trips. Junior Lifeguards will also have the opportunity to learn about tower guarding, rescue techniques, boat rescues, marine biology, oceanography, first aid, and CPR.
Location and Schedule
Junior Guards meet at the Oceanside Harbor Beach, behind lifeguard tower 14, across from the boat launch ramp.
All first-time participants must complete a swim test.
*Please register for the program before taking a swim test. A swim test does not give you priority registration or allow you to register once registration is full.
Former participants who have passed a swim test, do not need to take the test again.
The swim test is as follows: 100 yard swim under time, 5 minutes treading water, underwater swim (approximately 15ft to simulate going under a wave)
Please show up to any of the above dates (no sign-up required) prior to the start of your registered JG session. It is recommended to attend an earlier one, as you are permitted to retry anytime prior to the start of your JG session.
New this year is a Swim Test Prep Class! The class is being offered through Parks & Recreation to help new participants be successful. See the flyer below for more info. or use this link for signup.
Swim tests will start promptly at 8:00 am each Saturday. Tests are usually completed within 60-90 minutes depending on the number of participants. Swim tests are held at:
Brooks Street Swim Center
130 Brooks Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Oceanside Junior Lifeguards must wear the Junior Lifeguard uniform every day during all activities and on field trips. This includes the Royal Blue swim suit, white t-shirt, and colored rash guard.
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). Sold through a vendor, can be purchased at a location of your choice.
A T-shirt, hat, and rash guard are included in the registration fee.
Registration will open on April 1st.
Cost is $330 per session/child
$20 discount will apply for additional family members in the same session or one child in multiple sessions.
Please call (760) 435-4021 for more information.
Financial Aid is available for Oceanside residents ONLY. Scholarships are limited and are obtained through the Fire Dept. Lifeguard Division. Only 1 Scholarship per family. Please download the application below to apply.
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 Coordinator (760) 435-4021 to leave a message, or email us at JGStaff@oceansideca.org.
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