2020 Registration is CLOSED
Updated 7/16/2020: We were able to operate a modified program for this summer, however we are completely full at this time. If you have questions please reach out to the specific program for assistance.
Public health officials are advising the public to walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods and walk to parks. Most importantly, the public is being asked not to congregate in the outdoors. Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors and staying home if they are sick. If visitors cannot maintain social distancing, they need to leave the park.
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
- Stand Up Paddle
- Free Diving
- Ocean Awareness
- Rescue Techniques
- CPR & First Aid
SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM DATES
SESSION 1 – JULY 6 – JULY 10
SESSION 2 – JULY 13 – JULY 17
SESSION 3 – JULY 20 – JULY 24
SESSION 4 – JULY 27 – JULY 31
$150 per participant for a 1-week session
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.
AM Session: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PM Session: Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 3:30 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.
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
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:
Saturday MAY 9 9-11am Tuesday May 12 7-8pm Sunday May 17 2-4pm Tuesday May 19 7-8pm Tryout Location: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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