Junior Lifeguard Program

4-Week Session (Ages 9 - 17)

The 4-Week DMJG Session is designed to accommodate all levels of participation from first time junior guards to seasoned veterans. Anyone ages 9 - 17 with basic swimming abilities and the passion for learning and having fun is eligible to participate.

Unique to the 4 week session:
  • Specialized Lifeguard Training such as IRB rides and Cliff Rescue
  • Awards Banquet

New friendships and special bonds are formed with other participants and Instructors. First aid and CPR is taught, team-building exercises and special work outs are routine and lifeguard rescue techniques are practiced daily, 4 week participants have the opportunity to compete in lifeguard competitions and participants are exposed to once in a lifetime opportunities. The program itself is physically demanding, subjecting each participant to an immense amount of beach and water related activities emphasizing physical fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, environmental awareness, respect for the ocean and most importantly - FUN!

2-Week Session (Ages 9 - 17)

The 2-Week sessions are designed with the first time junior lifeguard participants in mind. . All basic junior lifeguard skills are covered. The session itself is physically demanding, subjecting each participant to an immense amount of beach and water related activities emphasizing physical fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, environmental awareness, respect for the ocean and most importantly - FUN!

Turtleguard Academy (Ages 14-18)

Leadership and service through lifeguarding skills

For teenagers wanting to succeed in completing a lifeguard academy/training (for any lifeguard agency). This course will help the participants achieve success in all areas of teenage life and become the best version of themselves through lifeguard training.

Physically demanding course and participants must meet physical standards to participate:

  • 500 yard swim in 11 minutes or less
  • 20 push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 1 mile run without stopping

Topics covered during session (including but not limited to): Lifeguarding skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, personal empowerment, turning failure into success, physical fitness, nutrition, goal setting, communication skills, CPR/First Aid.

For more information please email the DMJG office info@delmarjg.com

JG Surf Xtravaganza (Ages 9-17 all levels of surfing)

The JG Surf Xtravaganza is open to participants in the DMJG program ages 9-17, beginner surfers through advanced. Surf Xtravaganza is for JG participants currently registered in corresponding DMJG sessions who want MORE surf time! Surf Instruction will be offered by the DMJG Instructors and supervised by a DMJG Lifeguard. The program foam boards will be available to surf with. Each participant will be receive a special rash guard they must wear daily during surf extravaganza time for sun protection, safety and easy recognition. Pick up will be in the regular “DMJG cone zone” pick up area on Camino del mar.

Online Registration

We offer several programs that we hope will fit your schedule. You can register online. Session fill up fast, and are provided on a first come first served basis. All online registrations are processed in real time.

Junior Lifeguard - ages 9 - 17

Junior Lifeguards must be 9 years old on or before the last day of the session you wish to enroll in.

class date time price status
JG A Jun 17 - Jul 3 9:00 - 1:00 PM $480.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
Super JG Jun 17 - Aug 16 9:00 - 1:00 PM $1,200.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
JG 4Wk Jul 8 - Aug 2 9:00 - 1:00 PM $500.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
JG B Jul 8 - Jul 19 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
JG C Jul 22 - Aug 2 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
JG D Aug 5 - Aug 16 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM

Little Turtles ages 7 & 8

Little Turtles must be 7 years old on or before the last day of the session you wish to enroll.

class date time price status
LT1 Jun 17 - Jul 3 9:00 - 1:00 PM $480.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
Super LT Jun 17 - Aug 16 9:00 - 1:00 PM $1,200.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
LT2 Jul 8 - Jul 19 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
LT2+LT3 Jul 8 - Aug 2 9:00 - 1:00 PM $500.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
LT3 Jul 22 - Aug 2 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM
LT4 Aug 5 - Aug 16 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Open Feb 01, 8AM

Uniforms

Check out the 2019 Junior Guards Uniforms by clicking on the image above.

Photo Gallery

Photos From Past Summers

Take a look at some fun pics from last years Junior Guard sessions.
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Curriculum

Del Mar Junior Guard Curriculum

Topics covered during a Junior Guard Session included but are not limited to:

  • Rip Currents - how to identify, navigate and utilize
  • Self Rescues
  • First Aid Techniques
  • CPR
  • Lifeguarding Duties
  • Recognition of a distressed swimmer
  • Steps of a rescue
  • Rescue Board Techniques
  • Lifeguard Communications (radio codes, hand signals)
  • Mock Rescues
  • Physical Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Sun Protection
  • Sportsmanship
  • Team Work
  • Water Etiquette
  • Municipal Codes
  • Junior Lifeguard Competitions
  • Oceanography
  • Marine Life Identification
  • Respect for Nature and the Ocean Environment
  • Identification of Safety Hazards
  • Body Boarding Instruction
  • Body Surfing Techniques
  • Surf Lessons