This is a fun event for new JGs and their family to come and meet the instructors before the program starts. Be prepared for a day of snow cones and fun games! The location is Marina Vista Park, and make sure to pack a lunch and some chairs.
This day is full of friendly competitive ocean sports, beach games, and races that your JGs will be able to participate in. Each JG will compete with those in their age group. Runoffs will be an all day event (10AM-2PM) and JG’s are encouraged to pack snacks, water, towels, and sunscreen. This event also determines who from each group will go on to Junior Lifeguard Regionals and compete with other California Junior Lifeguards along the coast.
Roger Coulter Intercrew Relay
To honor the legacy of Long Beach Lifeguard legend, Roger Coulter, this Intercrew Relay is held as a kickoff summer event that showcases the physical abilities of our lifeguards and JG cadets. The event highlights the best athletes from the following areas: West Beach, East Beach, Stillwater Areas, and more recently, a JG cadet team. While this event is only for our Lifeguard and Cadet competitors, everyone is encouraged to come and cheer on each team!
A’s Beach Day Seal Beach
The A group, Cadets, and their instructors will take JG program surfboards down from 55th to 72nd and surf at the San Gabriel River Jetty. Normal pick up / drop off times and location scheduled for this day.
First Day of Guards
It’s the day we’ve all been looking forward to! All the JGs will run down to Junior Lifeguard Headquarters and be assigned with their instructor/group for the summer. There will be a presentation held by either the captain or chief, so if parents have questions, feel free to come down with your JG. Afterwards, groups will disperse and continue their own separate agendas. Make sure your JG brings sunscreen, a towel, snacks, water, and a bag to carry everyday!
JGs will participate in a day of riding their bikes down the beach with their instructor during their normally scheduled session (AM group: 9am-12pm, PM group: 1-4pm). JGs are required to wear their helmet at all times when riding. Under supervision of their instructor, JGs will have the opportunity to explore Shoreline Village. They will be allowed to shop and enjoy food and arcade games (provided with money from their guardians). Make sure to pack some water, snacks, and money!
Bolsa Chica Surf Trip
The A group, B group, and Cadets will be provided transportation under instructor supervision. Buses for the morning/afternoon sessions leave at 9:00am from 54th Pl and Ocean Blvd and return at 4:00pm. Please have your JG there by 8:30. This is a fun beach day filled with body boarding, surfing, and hanging out with friends. For a typical beach day, it is encouraged to pack essentials such as sunscreen, towels, clothes, lunch, and snacks. We will take JG program surf and bodyboards for everyone. We don’t allow our JGs to bring their personal equipment, as there is no room for it on the bus.
Buoy - A - Thon
The Buoy - A - Thon is the Long Beach JG’s #1 fundraising tool. Not only is it a highly strenuous physical event, but it is also an easy way for the Junior Guard to contribute to the overall well being of the program itself. The funds collected from this event help to defray costs of the program as well as pay for field trips, trophies, party and banquet supplies. Make sure to complete your Buoy - A - Thon pledge sheet with names of those willing to donate and turn it in to your instructor.
Marine Stadium Extravaganza
This event is for the B and C groups to enjoy Long Beach’s Marine Stadium. There will be games, snow cones, paddleboards and boogie-boards, kayaks, inflatable slides and obstacle courses. The address is 5255 E Paoli Way. Session times will not change. Please make sure your JG brings lots of sunscreen and a snack.
Junior Lifeguard Regionals
CSLSA Regionals is a great way for Junior Guards to represent Long Beach in a friendly competition with other Southern California Junior Lifeguard Programs. Bus transportation is provided to and from the competition. Regionals for summer 2021 will take place in Carpinteria. More information will be provided to competitors as we get closer to the competition date.
The Catalina Trip is a yearly favorite of the A group and Cadets. The groups will be taken over to Catalina on the Cee Ray dive boat. JGs will spend the day free-diving, snorkeling, and exploring. A limited amount of masks and snorkels are provided, so if your child has their own, they are encouraged to bring it. The boat will be providing breakfast, but JG’s should bring lunch and some snacks for the day. Boarding will start at 6:00am and the boat will return at 5:00pm.
Last Day/Awards Banquet
At El Dorado Park, under the outdoor stage by the duck pond, there will be an awards ceremony for all the Junior Lifeguards. Family and friends are welcome to come join this event and celebrate your JG’s accomplishments from the summer. Instructors from each group will acknowledge those who demonstrated excellence and sportsmanship throughout the summer, and it’s a great way for everyone to end their summer together. It is highly encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Food and drinks will be provided from Deli News Pizza.