Junior Lifeguards

 

Registration for the Pool Junior Guards is walk-in, online, phone-in, or mail/fax-in.

If you are planning on registering online, please log-in prior to March 27th to make sure your Log-in ID and Account Password work. If you have questions please call 454-7960.

POOL JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS MORNING SESSION

The Santa Cruz County Park's Junior Lifeguard program introduces youth to the fun and rewarding job of protecting and saving lives at the pool. Each 3-week session offers a variety of activities including swimming, lifeguard skills, running, calisthenics, team-building games, special guests, and many special activity days. Leaders also introduce the junior guards to Emergency Response careers such as Firefighting, Lifeguarding or being an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and organize a junior lifeguard competition at the end of each session. Participants will be divided into two groups, based on age and ability level. Program fees include the following: adventure trips, free Recreation Swim (Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.) during the session that your child is enrolled in the program, equipment rentals, and a Junior Lifeguard t-shirt.

Activity days include: an adventure trip to Golfland, introduction to kayaking at the pool, introduction to stand-up paddle boarding, a beach day, and much more!

Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards freestyle without stopping, submerge and swim underwater for 10 feet, and tread water for one minute. If you are not certain that your child can meet the swim prerequisite, please call (831) 454-7953 to arrange a swim test before you register.

Registration date for Summer 2017 is Monday, March 27th beginning at 9:00 AM

**Please note updated cancellation / refund policy below prior to registering**

Morning Session 9AM to 1PM - Simpkins Family Swim Center - ages 7-13
Session One 6/12 - 6/30 17335 $395/434
Session Two 7/5 - 7/21 *no class 7/3 & 7/4 17336 $342/376
Session Three 7/24 - 8/11 17337 $395/434

For Summer 2017 Pool Junior Lifeguard Participants, add on an extra week at the end of summer! Program fees include the following: one week of programming from 9:00am – 1:00pm free Recreation Swim (Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.)

Morning Extra Week! 8/14 - 8/18 17341 $125/$137

*Must also be enrolled in session one, two or three of morning or afternoon 2017 Pool Junior Lifeguard program


POOL JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS AFTERNOON SESSION

The Santa Cruz County Park's Junior Lifeguard program introduces youth to the fun and rewarding job of protecting and saving lives at the pool. Activities for afternoon session are similar to those in the morning session, including swimming, lifeguard skills, running, special activities and much more! Two off-site activity days are included.* Participants will also be introduced to kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, and there will be an organized junior lifeguard competition at the end of each session. Participants will work together in one group, and later will be divided based upon age as well as swimming and running abilities. After completion of the first day of the program, participants may arrive early, at 1:15 p.m., and participate in Recreation Swim free of charge until 2:00 p.m.; this offer is valid only during the session for which children are enrolled. Please note there are no Little Guards for PM Sessions.

Off-site activity days: Afternoon Junior Lifeguards will participate in two off-site activity days with the morning Junior Lifeguard group. Participants will need to arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to the beach location on the beach field trip day. For the Golfland Waterslide trip, participants will need to arrive at the Swim Center no later than 9:00 a.m.

Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards freestyle without stopping, submerge and swim underwater for 10 feet, and tread water for one minute. If you are not certain that your child can meet the swim prerequisite, please call (831) 454-7953 to arrange a swim test before you register.

Registration date for Summer 2017 is Monday March 28 beginning at 9:00 AM

**Please note updated cancellation / refund policy below prior to registering**

Afternoon Session 2PM to 5PM – Simpkins Family Swim Center – ages 7 – 13
Session One 6/12 - 6/30 17338 $295/325
Session Two 7/5 - 7/21 *no class 7/3 & 7/4 17339 $256/282
Session Three 7/24 - 8/11 17340 $295/282

For Summer 2017 Pool Junior Lifeguard Participants, add on an extra week at the end of summer! Program fees include the following: one week of programming from 2:00 – 5:00pm and free Recreation Swim (Monday-Friday, 1:15-2:00 p.m.)

Afternoon Extra Week! 8/14 - 8/18 17342 $95/$105

*Must also be enrolled in session one, two or three or morning or afternoon 2017 Pool Junior Lifeguard program


2017 County Parks Pool Junior Guards / Little Guards Refund Policy

  • More than 3 weeks prior to start of the program a $50.00 cancellation fee
  • Less than 3 weeks prior to start of program 50% cancellation fee. After the 2nd day of the program refunds or credits will not be given
  • Participants that do not pass the swim test will be given a full refund
  • There are no refund or credits for students suspended or removed from the program for disciplinary reasons
  • Cancellations - If a class or program is cancelled by the Parks Department, a full refund will be issued within 4 weeks
  • Please allow up to 4-6 weeks to receive a refund check

Call 454-7953 or email swimcenter@scparks.com with your questions.

Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901 • PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us