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 swim test (see below). 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.

Swim test requirements:

C’s                          = 2:45 for 100 meters

A’s & B’s              = 2:30 for 100 meters

Nippers                = 1:40 for 50 meters

New! Added Swim Test Dates:

5/21: 7:15pm at Los Baños

5/22: 7:15pm at Los Baños

5/23: 7:15pm at Los Baños

6/2: 11:00am – 2:30pm at Los Baños

6/9: 10:00am – 11:30am at Los Baños

6/10: 10:30am at East Beach

6/16: 10:00am – 11:30am at Los Baños

6/17: 10:30am at East Beach

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Important Dates

Swim Test

May 4, 2019 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 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Casa Las Palmas
323 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA 93103
(Hint: the easiest place to park for Casa Las Palmas 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.