Encinitas Jr. Life Guards

Welcome to the Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program 

We are excited for our summer 2014 program.  The Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program at Moonlight Beach is an ocean safety and educational youth program for boys and girls ages nine through seventeen.  By combining education with recreation, participants learn about the ocean environment, gain professional lifesaving skills, and enjoy swimming, paddling, bodysurfing, and skills competitions. Our goal is to educate young people in ocean and beach safety while building self-confidence and appreciation for the environment.
 
Please check out the Parent Handbook for a wealth of program information. 

 

 

Swim Test

Please Note: First register your child in a session. Then select and sign up for any swim test of your choosing. The course #s will not be the same. 

 

WHO HAS TO TAKE THE SWIM TEST?

New participants only.  Returning Junior Guards do not have to take the swim test.  New participants are given a swim test to determine that they possess the minimum skills needed to safely benefit from the program.

 

WHERE DOES THE SWIM TEST TAKE PLACE?

All swim tests are held at the YMCA pool in Encinitas.

 

WHERE IS THE YMCA LOCATED?

200 Saxony Road, Encinitas CA 92024. Click HERE for directions. 

  

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE SWIM TEST?

We encourage parents to work with their children on their swimming before the beginning of the program to ensure that their children can pass the swim test with confidence.  The YMCA offers Junior Lifeguard Prep Courses beginning in early May. You will need to create a login and register on their website.  Please click HERE for more information. 

 

WHEN ARE THE TRYOUT DATES?

You can register for any test/time prior to the beginning of your session.  See below for links to dates/times.

 

SWIM TEST SIGN UP 


Directions to sign up for a swim test: Click on any of the links below to register.

 

Swim Test # 1 - Saturday, June 14th    

 

Swim Test # 2 - Saturday, June 28th

 

Swim Test # 3 - Saturday, July 12th

 

Swim Test # 4 - Saturday, July 26th    

 

WHAT DOES THE SWIM TEST CONSIST OF?

Underwater Breath Hold          20 Seconds                           Ages:   ALL

Underwater Swim                     5 Yards                                 Ages:   ALL

Tread Water                            3 Minutes                              Ages:   ALL

100 Yard Swim                        2 Minutes 45 Seconds           Ages:   9 - 11

100 Yard Swim                        2 Minutes 35 Seconds           Ages:   12 - 13

100 Yard Swim                        2 Minutes 25 Seconds           Ages:   14 - 17

 

WHAT IF I FAIL THE SWIM TEST?

If you participate in a swim test and do not pass the swim test before the start of your Junior Lifeguard session, your program registration fees will be refunded in full.  Processing fee is not refunded.  No refunds will be issued for failure to attend a swim test.

 

SWIM TEST Video

(Dates at the end are from 2011) 

 

 

 

Program Fees

 
Two Week Sessions             Resident - $187.50          Non-Resident - $197.50 
Junior Guard Aide fees         Resident - $12.50             Non-Resident - $17.50

 

Click HERE for this summer's schedule and links to register online.
 

 

Registration 

All registration is handled through the Parks and Recreation Department.  No registration or transactions occur on-site at Moonlight Beach.  For easy registration, click the links next to the listed session dates on the Sessions Page.

 

 

Age Requirements

Junior Lifeguards are ages nine to seventeen years. Participants must be at least 9 years of age by the start date of their session, no exceptions. The age groups are generally split into three age groups as follows:

 

Group A: 13 + years
Group B: 11-12 years
Group C: 9 – 10 years

 

We allow for participants to join other groups (with their friends/family) if they request to do so on the first day. 

 

Aide Program

For information about being an Aide for the Junior Lifeguard Program, click HERE

 

 

Drop-Off / Pick-Up

Please drop-off and pick-up Junior Lifeguard(s) in the upper parking lot located on C Street. The roundabout located on B Street has heavy traffic flow and is highly discouraged. Sheriff Officers patrol this area regularly and frequently ticket illegally parked vehicles.

 

It is the sole responsibility of each parent or guardian to ensure safe travel for their child to and from the Junior Lifeguard Program each day. Please discuss a designated plan in advance each day with your child so they understand when and where to meet you. The Junior Lifeguard Program is not responsible for participants outside of the scheduled program hours and activities. Parents are responsible for their children immediately prior to and immediately following scheduled program hours.
 

 

Contact Us

City of Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program

Moonlight Beach CA 92024

Registration: (760) 633-2740

Program Information: (760) 633-2752

encinitasjg(_AT_)cityofencinitas.org


 

 

 


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