Simpkins Family Swim Center - Junior Guards
Little Guards

Registration for the Pool Little Guards must be done in person at the Swim Center this year – online, phone-in, and mail/fax in registration will not be offered.

LITTLE GUARD PROGRAM AT THE POOL

 

 

Registration is first-come, first-served, and begins Monday, March 27th at 9:00 am at the Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz.

NEW!  Maximum Enrollment Policy - Little Guards participants may enroll for a maximum of two sessions per summer.  Families may not sign their child up for both morning and afternoon sessions of Little Guards programs during the same session.  Please ensure that you know which session/s you are interested in enrolling in when registering your child/children. This policy does not apply to the Pool Junior Guards Programs.

MORNING LITTLE GUARDS - Each day participants will enjoy many of the same activities as the older Junior Guards however, the staff-to-child ratio will be smaller (1:9) and swim workouts will occur either in the Warm Water Pool or the Splashdown pool (both heated to 88 degrees to keep the Little Guards warm!). Little Guards will also participate in special activity days with the older group, including kayaking in the pool, stand up paddle boarding and beach day! On the day the older groups go to Golfland, Little Guards will have an exclusive pool-party day and take a tour of the Central Fire House across the street! Little Guards may only stay for recreation swim if they are accompanied by an adult (free of charge) during the session they are enrolled in.

Prerequisite: Must meet "Guppy" swim level skills (see swim level descriptions on swim lesson page) in order to participate in the program.

The age parameter for Little Guards is absolute – seven year olds that cannot meet the swimming pre-requisite for the Pool Junior Guard program will not be allowed into Little Guard program.

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

Morning Little Guards 9AM to 1PM - Simpkins Family Swim Center (ages 5 & 6)

Session One 6/12/17 - 6/30/17 17343 $375/$412
Session Two 7/5/17 - 7/21/17 17344 $325/$358
Session Three 7/24/17 - 8/11/17 17345 $375/$412

NEW Afternoon Little Guards - This program will include activities similar to those offered in the morning sessions for children ages 5-6.

These activities are the same as the older Afternoon Junior Guard programs however the staff-to-child ratio is lower (1:8) and swimming lessons will occur either in the Warm Water Pool or Splash Down Pool – both heated to 88 degrees to keep our Little Guards warm! Little Guards will also participate in special activity days with the older groups, including beach days, kayaking and stand up paddle board day. On the day the Junior Guards go to Golfland, Little Guards will have an exclusive pool-party, and take a tour of the Central Fire House across the street!

Little Guards may attend Recreation Swim between 1:15 and 2:00pm ONLY and must be accompanied by an adult (who will be admitted to recreation swim free of charge). Afternoon Little Guards program runs from 2:00 – 5:00pm.

Prerequisite: Must meet "Guppy" swim level skills (see swim level descriptions on swim lesson page) in order to participate in the program.

The age parameter for Little Guards is absolute – seven year olds that cannot meet the swimming pre-requisite for the Pool Junior Guard program will not be allowed into Little Guard program

Afternoon Little Guards 2PM to 5PM - Simpkins Family Swim Center (ages 5 & 6)

Session 1 6/12/17 - 6/30/17 17346 $281/$309
Session 2 7/5/17 - 7/21/17 17347 $243/$267
Session 3 7/24/17 - 8/11/17 17348 $281/$309

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

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