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!

1-Week Session (Ages 9 - 13)

The 1-Week sessions are designed with the first time junior lifeguard participants in mind. . Most 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!

Super JG Session (ages 9-17)

The Super JG Session is 10 weeks of JGs at a deeply discounted price. Even if JGs miss several weeks for vacation or other activities the price is still the best summer deal! Please note the different start and end times for the different sessions. Super JGs will be included in all 4 week JG extra activities such as Aquatica, IRB rides and the awards banquet.

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, or by mail. To secure the session that you want we recommend registering 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 18 - Jun 22 9:00 - 1:00 PM $225.00 Full
Super JG Jun 18 - Aug 17 9:00 - 1:00 PM $1,000.00 Full
JG B Jun 25 - Jul 6 9:00 - 1:00 PM $360.00 Full
JG 4wk Jul 9 - Aug 3 8:00 - 11:30 AM $475.00 Full
JG 4wkPM Jul 9 - Aug 3 12:30 - 4:00 PM $475.00 Full
JG C Jul 9 - Jul 20 8:00 - 11:30 AM $360.00 Full
JG D PM Jul 9 - Jul 20 12:30 - 4:00 PM $360.00 Full
JG E Jul 23 - Aug 3 8:00 - 11:30 AM $360.00 Open
JG F PM Jul 23 - Aug 3 12:30 - 4:00 PM $360.00 Open
JG G Aug 6 - Aug 17 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Full

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
LT 1 Jun 18 - Jun 22 9:00 - 1:00 PM $225.00 Full
Super LT Jun 18 - Aug 17 9:00 - 1:00 PM $1,000.00 Full
LT2 Jun 25 - Jul 6 9:00 - 1:00 PM $360.00 Full
LT3 Jul 9 - Jul 20 8:00 - 11:30 AM $360.00 Full
LT3+LT4 Jul 9 - Aug 3 8:00 - 11:30 AM $475.00 Full
LT4 Jul 23 - Aug 3 8:00 - 11:30 AM $360.00 Full
LT5 Aug 6 - Aug 17 9:00 - 1:00 PM $400.00 Full

Uniforms

Check out the 2018 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