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2020 Registration will open April 1st

Updated 3/20/2020: In an effort to protect public health and the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus), California State Parks is postponing the Junior Lifeguard Program registration for summer programs until May and will reevaluate at that time. Participants who have already enrolled will not be dropped. If you have questions please reach out to the specific program for assistance.

The department is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and is committed to following the state’s efforts to help slow the spread of the pandemic disease.
We also remind everyone to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet between other visitors and anyone who is coughing and sneezing.

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 its participants as well as providing a program of physical fitness, lifeguard skills and exposure to ocean oriented sports and activities, including:

  • Prone Paddling
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Free Diving
  • Ocean Awareness
  • Rescue Techniques
  • CPR & First Aid

 SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM DATES

SESSION 1 – JUNE 15 – JUNE 26

SESSION 2 – JUNE 29 – JULY 10

SESSION 3 – JULY 13 – JULY 24

SESSION 4 – JULY 27 – AUGUST 7 


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: Registration will open 4/1/2020

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 join us at one of the tryout dates listed below. No reservations, just show up ready to swim.

**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


2020 TRYOUT DATES:

May

Saturday MAY 9      9-11am

Tuesday May 12       7-8pm

Sunday May 17        2-4pm

Tuesday May 19        7-8pm

Tryout Location:

San Clemente Aquatics Center

987 Avenida Vista Hermosa

San Clemente, CA 92673

Please call for info about June tryouts:  949-304-3295

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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