Welcome to the Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program
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?
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE SWIM TEST?
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
Swim Test # 1 - Saturday, June
Swim Test # 2 - Saturday, June
Swim Test # 3 - Saturday, July
Swim Test # 4 - Saturday, July
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)
Two Week Sessions Resident - $187.50 Non-Resident - $197.50
Junior Guard Aide fees Resident - $12.50 Non-Resident - $17.50
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.
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.