Encinitas Jr. Life Guards

2016 REGISTRATION IS OPEN - WAITLIST ONLY!


 

Welcome to the Encinitas Junior Lifeguard Program 

We are excited for our summer 2016 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 on the active.com website. 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?

ALL NEW PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE AN ENCINITAS JUNIOR LIFEGUARD SWIM TEST.  New participants are given a swim test to determine that they possess the minimum skills needed to safely benefit from the program.

RETURNING ENCINITAS JUNIOR GUARDS DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE SWIM TEST.   

 

WHERE DOES THE SWIM TEST TAKE PLACE?

Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito in Solana Beach
533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075 

  

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY CHILD FOR THE SWIM TEST?

EACH PARTICIPANT MAY ONLY TRY OUT ONE TIME PER SWIM TEST DATE!  In an effort to provide a safe program for all participants, we are stringent on our swim test standards.  Failing a swim test is usually due to improper or no preparation at all. Please prepare your child and practice with them to ensure that they can pass these tests prior to bringing them to the swim test. Build up their confidence by proving that they can pass prior to an actual test. Basic swim lessons and joining a local club swim team is the best preparation. 

 

WHAT DOES THE SWIM TEST CONSIST OF?

Underwater Swim                   10 Yards                                 Ages:   ALL

Tread Water                             3 Minutes                               Ages:   ALL

100 Yard Swim                        2 Minutes 45 Seconds           Ages:   9 - 10

100 Yard Swim                        2 Minutes 30 Seconds           Ages:   11 - 12

100 Yard Swim                        2 Minutes 15 Seconds           Ages:   13 - 17

 

WHAT IF I FAIL THE SWIM TEST?

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

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A SWIM TEST?  

TO REGISTER, CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW:

 

Swim Test # 1 - Saturday, June 18, 2016   

   

Swim Test # 2 - Saturday, June 25, 2016

 

Swim Test # 3 - Saturday, July 16, 2016

 

Swim Test # 4 - Saturday, July 30, 2016 

 

  

 

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

 

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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