Junior Lifeguard Aide

Taking Junior Guards to the next level!

New Aide Requirement!

Aids will be required to bring their own set of fins. Please label the fins with your initials before the first day. Recommended fins: Duck Feet, Viper, and DaFin.  


Our uniform vendor will sell pairs of DaFin at a discounted rate on their website or on the first day of each JG session.  To order them online, please follow the directions on our website: http://encinitasjg.com/uniforms.php
Are you a past Junior Guard participant, at least 14-17 years old and ready to take the next step toward lifeguarding?   To apply for a position, you will need to register and send a letter of intent (via email: EncinitasJG@cityofencinitas.org to the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator. The letter shall include:

1)  Name and contact information (including an email address).
2)  Why you are interested in being an assistant.
3)  Background and Experience.
4)  Minimum of one reference.
5)  Which sessions you are available to volunteer for.


After you send your letter of intent, you must register to be a Junior Lifeguard Aide by clicking HERE. Candidates not selected for an Aide position will be refunded, minus a $2.50 transaction fee.



2 Week Sessions
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Monday - Friday 
Hours are flexible. Aides can participate half-day (9 AM - 12 PM or 1 PM - 4 PM) or full-day (9 AM - 4 PM).  Aides can participate in one or multiple sessions.
FeesResident - $12.50, Non-Resident - $17.50

 You can also register in person at:

Parks and Recreation Department
505 S. Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours: Monday – Friday:  7:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed alternating Fridays).  
Phone: (760) 633-2740


Aide Testing

On the first day of your session at 8am, you must meet with the Junior Lifeguard Instructor.  You will be required to pass a series of small tests to ensure that you are more than comfortable in the ocean. The test will consist of a Run-Swim-Run and a Paddle Test.  Requirements of each are listed below: 


Run-Swim-Run - quarter-mile run, 500 yard swim, quarter-mile run.  
Paddle Test - 500 yard paddle

Aide Uniforms

All swim suits must be navy blue. No suits may be revealing, and must be athletic in nature, and meet the required specifications. In addition, a royal blue T-shirt will be provided to each Aide on the first day and rashguards will be issued (Not for aide to keep). 


Community Service

Junior Lifeguard Aides who would like to receive community service during the hours that they are actively assisting instructors must complete the following steps: 

1) He/she must obtain necessary paperwork from their school

2) He/she must contact their instructor and notify them of their desire to earn community service hours


If you have any further questions, please feel free to email the Junior Guards Coordinator at EncinitasJG@cityofencinitas.org.






Contact Us

City of Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program

Moonlight Beach CA 92024

Registration: (760) 633-2740

Program Information: (760) 633-2752





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