New applicants: All new applicants must pass one of our three pool swim tests. Registration, payment, and uniform pick up take place immediately after the successful completion of the swim test. There is no pre registration required, but you can fill out the application, right click, select open, then print. early if you like. Simply show up at one of the three try-outs.
you must pre-register for a swim test, please visit http://www.watchthewater.org/jg for dates and registration information.
Returning applicants. Returning Junior Lifeguards should call the office or check the Junior Lifeguard website for re-registration details. Re-registration usually starts at the end of February, call the office to verify. The fee changes yearly, please call the office for more information.
$386.00. The fee includes tuition, uniform (a white t-shirt and trunks or a swimsuit), and a one year membership to the United States Lifesaving Association. For Financial Aid please call (310) 305-9587.
Unless you are a returning JG, who has successfully completed the previous summer, then yes, you must tryout. This includes: new applicants, and returning JGs who have been away from the program for more than one year.
Please check the Junior Lifeguard website for registration details, which are done online for ALL returning Junior Lifeguards. Pre-registration for RETURNING Junior Lifeguards usually begin at the end of February.
The program usually runs during the month of July. Exact dates change, please call or check with the Junior Lifeguard office
Either 8:30am to 11:30am or 1:30pm to 4:30pm. JGs enroll in one or the other, but not both.
Refunds are offered up to the end of the first week of the program. In order to receive a refund you must submit a written request to the Jr Guard office. JG contact information
For the pool swim tryout:
lightweight racing style swim suit (aka speedos because baggy suits make for slow times), cap (get that hair out of your eyes), goggles (today is not the day to test a new pair), and a towel (big, fluffy, and lucky is best).
For summer program days:
uniform (provided), towel, sunscreen, hat, water
Unfortunately, due to the potentially hazardous conditions of the ocean the LA CO Junior Lifeguard program requires all of our non returning applicants pass one of our three designated pool swim try-outs. NO EXCEPTIONS.
11. How early do we need to be at the swim try-out to be assured my child we be able to register at the beach of his/her choice?
Due to the popularity and limited program capacity, some beach sessions fill up quickly. Sometimes they fill up on or even before the first pool try-out. If you are a new applicant and desire a spot in a potentially impacted program, luck of the draw is your only chance. Be prepared and make sure that your first swim test is the one that you pass. When you pre-register on our site, the website will give you a RANDOM time to show up at the swim test. Do not miss your time, do not register twice, you will lose your spot. There will be not overnight camping allowed.