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The Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Program offers students ages nine to seventeen instruction in lifeguard rescue techniques, first aid, ocean sports, physical conditioning, and marine ecology. Participants also have the opportunity to become CPR certified. This program gives students the experience they need for future careers as lifeguards or in various public service professions. 


Field trips and competitions highlight the six-week course. All aspects of beach activity will be explored from running to skin diving. The program is presented in a manner that will enable students to participate to the best of his or her ability while learning new skills. We end each summer with the annual Ironguard event, a four mile run and two mile swim that shows students the progress they have made throughout the summer.

Age Divisions*


Session Times


  • Morning: 9am to 12pm

  • Afternoon: 1pm to 4pm

Daily Activities


  • Calisthenics and stretching

  • Physical conditioning

  • Rescue technique instruction

  • First aid instruction

  • Ocean ecology

  • Ocean sports and competition

  • Beach sports and games

Due to the high demand for our morning session, we have a strict policy for the selection of the morning group. Returning Junior Lifeguards are given priority registration if their registration packets are submitted by the deadline stated in the registration packet. All other JGs who would like to be in the morning session will be placed in a lottery to determine which session they will be in. The lottery will take place as soon as possible after the registration deadline, and families will be notified of their placement via mail.

Program cost: $490. Scholarships are available through the City of Long Beach to those who qualify. Please contact us for more information.

*As of July 1st, 2019.