Tryout information

  • New Junior Lifeguards must be able to swim 100 yards in 2 minutes or 100 meters in under 2 minutes and 13.2 seconds in order to qualify for the program - no exceptions

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Please be sure to SIGN UP for one of the scheduled try out dates before attending

  • Age eligibility is 9-17 years old as of July 1st, 2021

  • Registration is to be completed AFTER successfully passing the swim test 

Does my child need to attend a tryout?

  • YES, if....

    • They have never participated in the LBJG Summer Program in the past​

    • They participated in the program any time before 2019 (2016, 2017, 2018...)

    • They tried out in 2020, but did not participate in the Summer Program

  • NO, if....

    • They participated in the Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is 2019 and/or 2020 ​

What do I need to bring?

  • Towel, swim cap, goggles, and a bottle of water

  • The participant should arrive already in their swimsuit

COVID-19 Tryout Guidelines:

  • All individuals not in the water must be wearing a mask at all times. This includes while waiting in line to enter the facility.

  • There will be a health screening/temperature check before entering the pool deck. Those with signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and/or a temperature at or above 100.4 F will not be allowed to enter.

  • If you or your child are feeling sick on the day of the tryout, please stay home and reschedule for a later date. 

  • The number of people allowed on the pool deck at one time will be limited to ensure social distancing. We ask that only one parent/guardian accompanies each participant onto the pool deck.

  • The Long Beach Health Department limits one person per lane.

  • We encourage those trying out to arrive already in their bathing suits. There is only one bathroom/shower open for use at this facility.

  • Participants will be allowed up to 3 attempts at passing the swim test. After 3 attempts, we will ask that you exit the pool deck to allow for another participant. However, you are more than welcome to sign up for the next tryout. 

  • To pass the swim test, participants must swim 100 meters in less than 2 minutes and 13.2 seconds.


Please click this link to sign-up for a scheduled tryout date.

Tryouts will take place at Belmont Plaza Pool (4320 Olympic Plaza Drive) from 2:30pm to 6:00pm on the following dates:

*Click on one of the dates below to sign up!

*Final Deadline to register for the Summer Program is May 5th, 2021 

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