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Junior Guard Prep Class

CLASS DESCRIPTION

The JG Prep Class is an opportunity for prospective new JGs to improve their swimming stroke and speed. The class is taught by LBJG Instructors. The goal is to swim 100 yards in under two minutes (or 100 meters in under 2:13.2). This is the time standard for entrance into the JG summer program. The safety of our JGs is our top priority, and we want all junior guards to feel strong and comfortable in the water. 

This class is NOT MANDATORY for summer registration. It is an opportunity for prospective JGs who aren't already in regular swim practices to practice their skills.
REMINDER: To be eligible for participation in the Prep Class, your child must have NOT participated in the LBJG program in the past AND meet the age requirements for the 2024 JG program (ages 9-17 as of July 1st, 2024)
*The JG Prep Class is being offered for FREE. Registration is required for staffing purposes.*

CLASS DETAILS

Silverado Prep Class

  • DATES: February 6-May 16

  • BLOCKS: 5 blocks will be offered. Separate registration is required for each block. 

    • Block 1: Feb 6- Feb 22

      • Registration opens Jan 1stt​

    • Block 2: Feb 27- March 14

      • Registration opens Jan 1st​

    • Block 3: March 19- April 4

      • Registration opens Feb 26th​

    • Block 4: April 9- April 25

      • Registration opens March 19th​

    • Block 5: April 30- May 16

      • Registration opens April 9th​

  • TIMES: Each block will offer 2 class times. Students can only participate in 1 class time per block. Parents can't register their child for both class times.

    • Session 1: 5pm-6pm​

    • Session 2: 6pm-7pm

  • LOCATION: Silverado Park Swimming Pool

    • 1540 W 32nd St, Long Beach CA 90810

Jordan HS Prep Class

  • DATES: Dates will be posted in the Fall

  • TIMES: tba

  • LOCATION: Jordan High School Pool

    • 6500 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach CA 90805

Cabrillo HS Prep Class

  • DATES: Dates will be posted in the Fall

  • TIMES: tba

  • LOCATION: Cabrillo High School Pool

    • 2001 Santa Fe Ave, Long Beach CA 90810

Cost: All prep classes are FREE! Registration is still required for staffing purposes

Waitlist

  • A waitlist will be established through the online registration system once the class is full.  Families will be notified when they are being moved off the waitlist and into the class via email.

  • Even if the class is displayed as "Full", we recommend adding your student to the waitlist. Students are regularly moved off the waitlist and into the class due to participants passing the swim test.

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • WHAT TO BRING: A towel, goggles, swim cap, and swim suit. Please have your child already in their swim suit, or use the locker room facilities to change. There is no changing allowed on the pool deck, you must use the locker room.

  • WHO TO LOOK FOR: A Lead JG Instructor will be onsite at every prep class, please be sure to check in with this Lead JG Instructor at the beginning of each class.

  • ABSENCES: If you know your child is going to be absent from prep class, please send an email to LBJG@longbeach.gov with your child's name and the date of their absence. 

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