The LA County Fire Dept Lifeguard Division Junior Lifeguard Program
The Junior Guard Program is offered to all boys and girls in Los Angeles County. The program is designed to instruct youth (ages 9 through 17) in beach and ocean skills. The program provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, first aid, lifesaving, rescue techniques, CPR and the use of professional lifesaving equipment.
Summer 2017 Program Dates
Session 1: June 19th-July 20th
Session 2: July 24th-August 18th
Several reasons became key factors for selecting these dates:
1) The program must take into consideration the schedules of over a dozen school districts. These dates will accommodate each district with at least one session available in its’ totality.
2) The JG Program must work within the Lifeguard Division’s operational needs. The JG Program will benefit from schedule continuity with the beach lifeguards.
3) The new dates will provide a greater availability of potential JG Instructors.
Returning Registration and Swim Test dates are still in the processing of being finalized. Announcements will be made by the end of the year, if not sooner! Thanks to all who participated in our end of the summer survey. Your comments and suggestions have been noted. We appreciate the feedback.
**2017 NEW JG Swim Test Dates**
#1 – Saturday, April 29th @ Loyola Marymount Univ.
#2 – Sunday, May 14th @ Culver City Plunge
#3 – Sunday, May 21st @ Palisades High School
Mark your calendars and start preparing now! Note we have a brand new location for our first swim test, Loyola Marymount University. LMU has graciously opened their doors to our ever expanding program! Sign ups for test #1 will take place starting April 18.