Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards

Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards

Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards Logo over Historic Photo

At Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards, daily workouts and competitions keep kids and teens active as they learn teamwork and build lasting friendships.

Enjoy a world-famous, nationally-affiliated, and disciplined training program of swimming, running, competition, and education.

This popular program includes strenuous daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education, lifeguard competitions, and more. Physical fitness and development are balanced with self-esteem and camaraderie.

Strong swimming skills a must. All new participants are required to pass a non-competitive 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less, a 15-yard underwater swim, and 4 minutes treading water. Testing will be conducted at Los Baños del Mar Swimming Pool located at 401 Shoreline Drive. Additional testing will be conducted for all participants the first day of the program at East Beach.

Placement is based on age as of July 1 of the current calendar year.

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Pair with Land and Sea Camp

Need an afternoon camp with a late pickup to go with this one?

Campers ages 6-12 registered in this camp are eligible for our new long-afternoon Land and Sea Camp!

Important Dates

Swim Test

May 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Los Banos del Mar Pool
401 Shoreline Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Parents’ Night

Parents of new Junior Guards, welcome! Parents’ Night will introduce you to the program and get you ready for an enjoyable JGs summer.

May 30, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Chase Palm Park Center
236 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA 93103
(Hint: the easiest place to park for the Chase Palm Park Center is usually the paid City parking lot at Cabrillo and Garden Street; just don’t forget to pay at the kiosk and display your receipt on your dashboard so you don’t get a ticket)

Location Information


East Beach

Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara CA 93103

Important Handouts

Camp welcome letters, weekly activity calendars, and important permission forms will be added here.