The Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is divided in to four age group divisions.
Age groups are determined based on your child's age on June 30 of the current program year.
The table below shows the age ranges for the 2019 NBJG Program.
|D||9||July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010|
|C||10 & 11||July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009|
|B||12 & 13||July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007|
|A||14 & 15||July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005|
What if my child's birthday is on or close to the cut-off date? In order to maintain the integrity and safety of the program, the birthdate cut-off is firm. We do not allow JG Participants to enroll in lower age group Divisions.
Swim Time Requirements: The swim time requirements for each Division are found on the "Swim Test" page.
This division focuses on acclimating Junior Lifeguards to the ocean environment and building confidence through fun activities and competitions. The D instructors are experts at helping first-time Junior Lifeguards love their summer!
The C Junior Lifeguards compete in many different events and start to increase their depth of knowledge about ocean safety. They are also familiarized with different beach orientation field trips throughout Newport Beach.
The B Junior Lifeguards compete in more challenging events and increase their depth of knowledge about ocean safety and first aid. Returning and new Junior Lifeguards gain a wealth of knowledge and attend a variety of beach orientation field trips throughout Newport Beach.
The A Division meets at Lifeguard Headquarters at the Newport Pier on most days. This division takes the next step in learning more about our diverse beaches, ocean awareness, rescue techniques, and first aid. On Thursday D, C, & B competition days, they provide extra safety to the younger JGs. This group also has an opportunity to participate in some Division-A-Only beach orientations. Last year, these field trips included a boat ride to Catalina and a trip to the Newport Aquatic Center.