At Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards, daily workouts and competitions keep kids and teens active as they learn teamwork and build lasting friendships.
Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards learn from experienced and highly-trained beach lifeguards, spending the seven-week summer session mastering water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, and marine concepts.
Our highly-trained lifeguard instructors have designed the “JGs” curriculum to ensure that fitness and physical exertion are balanced with confidence-building and camaraderie. For every competition, there’s a field trip, leadership lesson, or even a movie night to balance it out.
Swimming Skills and Swim Clinics
Strong swimming skills are a must for Junior Lifeguard participants. All new JGs must pass a non-competitive swim test in order to qualify, so future Junior Lifeguards unsure they’d pass are encouraged to sign up for one of our Junior Lifeguards Swim Clinics to get them ready.
We offer both the full, seven-week Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards program and a shortened, two-week version for the younger half of the SBJGs age range, Little Nippers.
The full program is separated into three groups. Group placement is based on the participant’s age as of July 1, 2017 (the National Junior Lifeguard standard).
The swim test for new participants will be held in early May. Please see the events list on this page for more information.
Parents of new JGs, welcome! Parents’ Night is a great introduction to the program; please see the event box on this page for more information.
We have two swim clinics available for those who need extra coaching to get ready for the Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards swim test.
Ages range from 7-17
Fee $418/$380 for seven-week Junior Lifeguards program, or $187/$170 for the two-week Little Nippers program
Session for Full Junior Lifeguards Program 6/19-8/4 , M-F, 10:30AM-2:00PM
Session for Little Nippers 6/12-6/23, M-F, 10:30AM-2:00PM
Location East Beach
Phone (805) 897-2680