LONG BEACH LIFEGUARD PATROL - LONG BEACH CHAPTER USLA
SUMMER JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 10 - 15
GOALS OF THE JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
* To demonstrate and teach water safety while enjoying the beach and ocean * To meet other young people with similiar interests and to make new friends * To promote and develop future lifeguards * To foster good sportsmanship
The Long Beach Junior Lifeguards Program will be under the supervision of Long Beach Lifeguard Patrol personnel and staff. Boys and girls will be instructed in many aspects of beach and water safety and environmental topics, such as... Ocean swimming, body boarding, surfing on soft boards, basic surf-ski instructions, kayaking skills lifeguard skills, relay races, running, beach flags, conpetition and much more!
****IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PARENTS PLEASE READ****
Please understand Enrollment is very limited each year & last year's Junior Lifeguards have the opportunity to pre-register. Unfilled spots will be filled after swim tryouts in June .
Please Note: Due to water safety reasons & an increase in the number of new applicants, we will be accepting a total of only"35"new applicants this year to be junior lifeguards. A specified amount in each group will be allowed to register for the Program based on the best swim times (in order) for each group. Please be aware even though applicant swim time may be below Program Cutoff Times, does not mean you are in program. You still need to be one of the best times within your group. New applicants that make cut-off swim will be posted on our website the next day where you next follow the directions for Registration on our website.
Please remember... For the safety of all children, our program has rules set in place that need to be followed by all parents/children in order for all in the program to succeed
In order to be in the program & for swim tryout...
The Swim Qualifying Tryout will be on one day ONLY -- Thursday,June 13th @ 4:30pm at the Long Beach High School Pool...Only a certain amount will be picked from the best times under the Program Cutoff Times
1) Applicant must be a City of Long Beach Resident OR a Long Beach School District Student. Child MUST be 10yrs of age or older by June 20th, 2013! No Exceptions!
2) Applicant must print out 2013 Waiver Form from Junior Lifeguard Website (scroll down), complete form and bring it to swim tryout. No form, no tryout! No Exceptions!
***Parents be advised---child will only have ONE chance to swim, there are no second chances
C - 10 & 11 years old must swim 100 yards FREESTYLE in 1 minute and 45 seconds or less *
B - 12 & 13 years old must swim 150 yards FREESTYLE in 2 minute and 25 seconds or less *
A - 14 years old must swim 200 yards FREESTYLE in 3 minute and 25 seconds or less *
AA - 15 years old must swim 100 yards FREESTYLE in 3 minute and 10 seconds or less *
*2) All Junior Lifeguards must tread water in 10 feet of water for a minimum of 1 minute
*3) All swimming must be good form (w/o breaking stroke), proper breathing (face in the water) and stroke skills. ** You must pass the designated swim time in order to be part of the program... No Exceptions... Its for the safety of the child!
4) A mandatory 80% attendance rate is required of all JLs throughout the program JL cannot miss more than two out of the twelve days or jeopardize being released from the program. All types of camps, vacations, and other sports count as an absence from the program so please be diligent when scheduling around program. Illness does not count!
NEW JL REGISTRATION PROCESS
Monday June 17th between 5:30PM and 8 PM only!
Lifeguard Storage Facility, 100 National Blvd & W. Pine St
1 - Child's name must be on our JL website list that made swim cut-off's. Congratulations!
2 - Child must be a City of Long Beach Resident OR a Long Beach District Student to be in Program
3 - There is a REGISTRATION FEE of $200.00 to join the Junior Lifeguard Program. Please note the fee includes MINIMUM INSURANCE COVERAGE, a Junior Lifeguard Program uniform, sun care product and membership in the USLA (3 issues of the USLA magazine).
4 - Will accept cash or please make all checks payable to the "City of Long Beach". Parents will receive, fill out and sign the Registration form on date above!
5 - Parents must bring in order to register... Program fee, Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency, and Current School Report Card with you when you register on Monday June 17th!
**** Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Rash Guard are available for an additonal $25.00 fee and can be purchased in person after the program starts.
A Waiver Form does not guarantee placement in the Junior Lifeguard Program!
Waiver Form (Click Here To Open)
*Registration form will follow once new applicant has made the program.