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Junior Guard Prep Class


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. 
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.*
Registration Opens Jan 2024


Silverado Prep Class

  • DATES: Dates will be posted in the Fall

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

    • Session dates will be posted in the Fall

  • 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.

  • LOCATION: Silverado Park Swimming Pool

    • 1540 W 32nd St, Long Beach CA 90810

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

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


  • 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.


  • 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 with your child's name and the date of their absence. 

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