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Junior Guard Prep Class

CLASS DESCRIPTION

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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 2023 JG program (ages 9-17 as of July 1st, 2023)

*The JG Prep Class is being offered for FREE. Registration is required for staffing purposes.*

CLASS DETAILS

  • DATES: February 14th-May 25th (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

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

    • Session 1: February 14th-March 2nd (registration opens Jan. 2nd)

    • Session 2: March 7th-March 23rd (registration opens Jan. 20th)

    • Session 3: March 28th-April 13th (registration opens March 20th)

    • Session 4: April 18th-May 4th (registration opens April 3rd)

    • Session 5: May 9th-May 25th (registration opens April 24th)

  • 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.

    • 1st Class: 5:00-6:00pm​

    • 2nd Class: 6:00-7:00pm

  • LOCATION: Silverado Park Swimming Pool

    • 1540 W 32nd St, Long Beach CA 90810

  • COST: Free

  • 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.

  • 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. 

ADDITIONAL INFO

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