2019 JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 9 – 17 YEARS OF AGE
PURPOSE OF PROGRAM: To acquaint the youth of our community with the experience of ocean swimming and its hazards, while exposing them to an environment that will teach them courtesy, respect, discipline, sound morals, and good sportsmanship.
PROGRAM CONTENT: Ocean and beach safety, lifesaving techniques, procedures for bodysurfing, body boarding, board surfing, development of swimming skills, competition with other Jr. Lifeguard programs, volleyball, and miscellaneous beach games, activities, field trips and ecology.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, June 24 through August 15, 2019.
Morning Session 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon Session 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
*New Full Day Session 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
REQUIREMENTS: Open to boys and girls ages 9 through 17 (as of July 1, 2019). Applicants must possess a basic swimming ability to be able to pass the following prerequisite exams:
• Swim 100 yards in 1 minute and 50 seconds or below (Ages 9-13).
• 9-11 year olds are eligible for the program if they make the time requirement of 1:51-2:00, but they will be enrolled in the P.M. session only, regardless of siblings.
• Swim 100 yards in 1 minute and 45 seconds or below for ages 14-17.
• Tread water for five minutes
• Swim underwater for approximately 10 yards
TRYOUTS: Cabana Club, 8141 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach, 92646
Saturday April 6, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Saturday April 27, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Wednesday May 8, 6:30 PM to 8:30 P.M.
Sunday May 19, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Wednesday June 5, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM **
** The June 5th tryout is for the PM session only for the “C” and “B” divisions. “A” division applicants are eligible for the AM or PM session for this date.
HOW TO ENROLL (New Junior Lifeguards): Once you have successfully completed all tryout requirements, you will receive registration instructions. Registration instructions will also be located on our website at www.juniorguard.com
HOW TO ENROLL (Returning Junior Lifeguards): Returning junior lifeguards will receive an email with instructions for registration procedures. Please contact us if you are a returning junior lifeguard and you have not received an email or if you have any questions or difficulties with enrollment. Priority registration for returners will open on March 1st and close on April 5th. Returners may enroll after April 5th but they will not have priority for the AM session.
UNIFORM PICKUP DATES: Uniform items will be available for pick up on the dates listed below. New Junior Guards MUST successfully complete tryouts prior to registration online and picking up uniforms. Uniform distribution will be conducted at Junior Guard Headquarters.
Saturday, June 1 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Sunday, June 2 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, June 4 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 8 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Sunday, June 9 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, June 18 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Proof of age (birth certificate) must be presented at registration.
ENROLLMENT FEE: $605 for Huntington Beach residents and $630 for non-residents. The full day cost is $980 for Huntington Beach residents and $1005 for non residents. This fee includes the following items: swim trunks, 2 T-shirts, a sweatshirt, a hat, a backpack, patches, an 8 week program parking pass, and the cost of all field trips and events.
Parking passes will be issued for the parking area in Lot 2 (Lot 2: is from 1st Street to Beach Blvd.) Parking passes will only be valid during regular Junior Lifeguard hours, from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. The Junior Lifeguard parking pass will not be valid for parking in the downtown parking structure, parking meters, Pier Plaza and any other city lots.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay online at hbsands.org once registration opens or at the City of Huntington Beach Lifeguard Headquarters. (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
UNIFORMS: Included in the program fees: swim trunks, 2 T-shirts, sweatshirt, hat, backpack, and patches.
Additional uniform pieces: Girls’ one-piece suits are $45, two-piece suits are $50; boys speedos are $18 and jammers at $25.
Students wishing to wear rashguards must wear a Junior Guard rashguard for identification purposes. Rashguards are $20 for short sleeve or $25 for long sleeve. Swimsuits and rashguards are available at the weekend registration dates.
Additional uniforms may be purchased at Junior Guard Headquarters throughout the season. All Junior Guards will wear their uniforms each day.
Should any division in the morning session near capacity registration; a lottery of names will be conducted for all available spots. Those successfully completing the swims and wishing to be in the morning session lottery should fill out the card on the morning of tryouts (see tryout times and dates). Priority for AM session will be given to siblings of returning Jr. Guard families. A listing of priority registration will be posted outside Junior Guard Headquarters on Friday, May 31st.
*NEW PROGRAM! JUNIOR LIFEGUARD SAND CRABS
Open to boys and girls ages 6 through 8. Cost – $150
Sand Crab Registration will open on March 1st and will be through the City’s website at: www.hbsands.org. The program is open to guards age 6-8 by July 1st. There will be a swim requirement that must be passed prior to participation. Additional information will be available in February.
Jr. Guard Headquarters is located ¼ mile south of the pier behind Tower 5