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2021 PROGRAM INFORMATION

2021 PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Questions? Contact JG Coordinator Sara Kennedy: sara.kennedy@parks.ca.gov

Updated 3/10/2021: We were able to operate a modified program for this summer.

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 2021 PROGRAM DATES

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 2021 SUMMER PROGRAMS (TRYOUTS HAVE CONCLUDED)

SURF CAMP – June 7- June 11 FULL (Waitlist Available)

JG SESSION 1 – June 14- June 25 FULL

JG SESSION 2 – June 28- July 9 OPEN TO RETURNING JGS or PARTICIPANTS THAT PASSED 2021 SWIM TRYOUT

JG SESSION 3 – July 12- July 23 FULL (Waitlist Available)

JG SESSION 4 – July 26- August 6 FULL (Waitlist Available)


SUMMER SURF CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. WAITLIST IS AVAILABLE

This is not a Junior Lifeguard Program. This is a beach/surf camp with lifeguard supervision and instruction. No tryouts necessary for the Surf Camp.

To register please go to our registration page


2021 Junior Lifeguard Program

Please check back in mid-March for 2022 JG Program Updates

Registration for RETURNING PARTICIPANTS BEGINS April 1.

Tryout Reservation Registration for NEW PARTICIPANTS is from April 1 – May 5.

Program Registration for NEW PARTCIPANTS begins May 1. You must be signed up for a tryout to register. 


PROGRAM FEES

$325 per participant for a 2-week JG session

$250 per participants for 1-week Surf Camp


 PROGRAM TIMES

JG Full Day Sessions: 9am-3pm

SURF CAMP Full Day Sessions: 9am-2pm

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.


TRYOUT INFORMATION

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. Reservations are required for tryouts

Tryout Reservation Registration: April 1 – May 5 

Program Registration for new participants begins May 1.

**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


2021 TRYOUT DATES:

(SIGN UPS FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS BEGIN MAY 1, 2021)

MAY 8, 2021 (9AM-2PM)

MAY 15, 2021 (9AM-2PM)

Tryout Location: DOHENY STATE BEACH

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

 TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS (updated 3/18/2021)

TRYOUTS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE OCEAN DUE TO POOL AVAILABILITY


OCEAN TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS

If no pools are available for tryouts an ocean swim tryout will be required.

Ocean Swim Requirements: Participant must swim around a buoy approximately 50 yards out unassisted (Total Swim of approximately 100 yards). There will be no swim time requirement for the ocean swim tryout, passing will be based on ability to swim around the buoy and back to the shore unassisted.

**Participants may wear wetsuit, swim cap and swim goggles for ocean tryout

POOL TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS (not valid for 2021)

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


2021 TRYOUT DATES:

(SIGN UPS FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS BEGIN MAY 1, 2021)

MAY 8, 2021 (9AM-2PM)

MAY 15, 2021 (9AM-2PM)

Tryout Location: DOHENY STATE BEACH

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


Typical Day at Doheny JG’s

9 AM – CHECK IN, COVID SCREENING & DAILY VITAMIN (GROUP)

MEET WITH ASSIGNED GROUP UNDER DOHO JG CANOPY 

CHECK WATER TEMP, CURRENT, SWELL & WIND DIRECTION

STRETCH, SIT UPS & PUSH UPS

DAILY VITAMIN

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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