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OUR MISSION

The California State Park Junior Lifeguard program is designed for kids ages 8 – 16 and is dedicated to sharing beach and ocean safety information with it’s participants as well as providing a program of physical fitness, lifeguard skills and exposure to ocean oriented sports and activities, including:

  • Swimming

  • Prone Paddling

  • Surfing

  • Stand Up Paddle

  • Kayaking

  • Free Diving

  • Rowing

  • Ocean Awareness

  • Rescue Techniques

  • CPR & First Aid


 SUMMER 2017 PROGRAM DATES

  • SESSION 1 – JUNE 5 – JUNE 16

  • SESSION 2 – JUNE 26 – JULY 7

  • SESSION 3 – JULY 10 – JULY 21

  •  SESSION 4 – JULY 24 – AUGUST 4 


PROGRAM FEES

$270 per participant for a 2-week session

**Please note all cancellations will be subject to a 5% cancellation fee

  • Payments for our program can be made at: REGISTER NOW

  • MILITARY & SIBLING DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

  • Please contact our office about financial aid. All financial aid is given out on a first come first served basis and is based on the Federal School Lunch guidelines. Please apply even if you do not qualify for the Federal School Lunch program as we may still be able to get you assistance.


 PROGRAM TIMES

  • Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our Program is coordinated by actual California State Lifeguard Instructors who are trained in advanced first aid and rescue techniques and in most cases were junior guards themselves. It is for this reason that when you enroll your child into JG’s you can rest assured that he or she is under the best of care.

An emphasis on ocean safety and proper water etiquette will be stressed and through daily workouts and free time JG’s will increase their water safety skills and become more comfortable and confident in the ocean. All these activities are supervised by open water lifeguards with many years of ocean rescue experience and advanced training in First Aid and CPR. Many of our instructors also hold EMT certificates as well.


TRYOUTS

Doheny State Junior Lifeguards conduct swim tryouts to insure that your son or daughter qualify to enroll in the program.

**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


 TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS

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


TRYOUT DATES: 

May 13th (Saturday) ……. 9 – 11 am

May 16th (Tuesday) …….. 7 – 8 pm

May 21st (Sunday) ………. 12 – 2 pm

May 24th (Wednesday) .. 7 – 8 pm

 

Where:

Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center

987 Avenida Vista Hermosa

San Clemente, CA 92673

 

QUESTIONS? CALL US: (949) 304-3295 or EMAIL US: daniel.newberry@parks.ca.gov


 TYPICAL DAY

9 AM – CHECK IN & DAILY VITAMIN (GROUP)

MEET UNDER DOHO JG CANOPY

CHECK WATER TEMP, CURRENT, SWELL & WIND DIRECTION

STRETCH, SIT UPS & PUSH UPS

RUN & SWIM (100-500 YARDS)

10:30 AM – AQUATIC TRAINING ROTATIONS (SQUADS)

OCEAN / CLASSROOM

12 PM – LUNCH

Please bring a healthy lunch with snacks for lecture time

1 PM – LIFEGUARD SKILLS / EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT / GUEST SPEAKER (GROUP)

COMMUNICATION(RADIO TRAFFIC): TOWERS, UNITS, HEADQUARTERS, OTHER AGENCIES

RESCUES: SPOTTING, ENTRY, POSITIONING, PERSONAL SAFETY, VICTIM SAFETY

FIRST AID & TREATING FOR SHOCK: RECOGNITION, COMMUNICATION, SKILLS

PWC & BOAT OPERATIONS: OVERVIEW & INTRODUCTION

CPR & C-SPINE: RECOGNITION, COMMUNICATION, SKILLS

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: PRESERVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, JOB FUNCTIONS, ETC

2:00 PM – PHYSICAL TRAINING OF CHOICE

SWIMMING, BODYSURFING, PRONE PADDLE, SURFING, STAND UP PADDLE, KAYAKING, FREE DIVING, SUPSQUATCH, VOLLEYBALL, BEACH FLAGS

2:45 – RINSE & RETURN EQUIPMENT

3:00 PM – DEPARTURE

 

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    • The ratio is 20 participants to 1 instructor, however there are youth-aids who will also be helping to close the gap.

      Thanks for your question!

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