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Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards Program

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.

East Beach: Bathhouse Beach

Fee: $407/$370

Group A (Ages 14 – 17) 21014 6/20/16 – 8/5/16 M,Tu,W,Th,F:
10:30AM – 2:00PM

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Group B (Ages 12 – 13) 21015 6/20/16 – 8/5/16 M,Tu,W,Th,F:
10:30AM – 2:00PM

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Group C (Ages 9 – 11) 21016 6/20/16 – 8/5/16 M,Tu,W,Th,F:
10:30AM – 2:00PM

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Junior Lifeguards Nippers

Want to get your child’s feet wet while experiencing a two-week mini-session of the regular, nationally-affiliated Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards program? This program will provide many of the same components that the longer program offers including swimming, running, paddle-boarding, and marine and beach education; however, all activities will be modified based on the lower swim and age requirement for this program.

East Beach: Bathhouse Beach

Fee: $176/$160

Junior Lifeguard Nippers Program 21189 6/13/16 – 6/24/16 M,Tu,W,Th,F:
10:30AM – 2:00PM

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Junior Lifeguard & Nippers Swim Test Requirements
(New Participants only!)

Sat. May 7, 2016 / 2pm at Los Baños Pool, 401 Shoreline Drive

Participant safety is our #1 concern. The Junior Lifeguard and Nipper programs are ocean-based and therefore, it is a requirement that new participants complete a three-part, non-competitive pool test (see above for date) and an untimed ocean swim with a satisfactory swim stroke on the first day of the program you are registered for to ensure participants are comfortable swimming in the ocean.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM: 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less, 4 minutes of treading water, 15-yard underwater swim

NIPPERS PROGRAM: 50-meter swim in 1:15 or less, 4 minutes of treading water, 15-yard underwater swim

Swimming lessons to help get your child ready for the swim test are available!

 

Junior Lifeguards Swim Clinic

The Junior Lifeguard Swim Clinic is designed to prepare your child for the Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguard swim test. Please call (805) 897-2680 for more information.

Los Banos Pool

Fee: $78/$72

Session 1 21010 4/5/16 – 4/28/16 Tu,W,Th:
7:15 PM – 8:15PM

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Session 2 21011 5/3/16 – 5/26/16 Tu,W,Th:
7:15 PM – 8:15PM

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Parents' Night

Parents of 2016 Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards participants, please join us for this year's parents' orientation night at the Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse, 6:00PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Swim Tests

Your child's safety is our number one concern.

The Junior Lifeguards and Nippers programs are ocean- based, so to ensure participants' safety, we require new participants to complete swim tests.

New participants must each complete a three-part, non- competitive pool swim test before the program starts.

Then, on the first day of the program, participants must complete an untimed ocean swim with a satisfactory swim stroke. This second test helps us determine whether or not participants are comfortable swimming in the ocean.

Swim Test Date

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Los Banos Pool (401 Shoreline Drive)

Pool swim test requirements are as follows:

Junior Lifeguards: 100-meter swim in 2:20 or less Four minutes of treading water 15-yard underwater swim

 

Nippers: 50-meter swim in 1:15 or less Four minutes of treading water 15-yard underwater swim test

Help!

If your future Junior Lifeguard or Nipper would benefit from swim coaching before the test, never fear! The swim clinics listed above are just what you need.

Important Information

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