Throughout the Junior Guard Program there are several fun events!
Ben Carlson Day
On July 6, 2014, Newport Beach Lifeguard and former JG Instructor, Ben Carlson made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty while saving the life of another. On this day each year, we pay tribute to the sacrifice he made. As part of the Ben Carlson Day event, there will be a running and ocean swim event open to all current Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards. Additionally, there will be other celebration elements to honor Ben and the role of ocean lifeguards in the community.
Hot Dog Dinner
Hot Dog Dinner is a fun event for the whole family! On this day we host a hot dog BBQ dinner. This is a great opportunity for families to meet all the NBJG staff! Come hungry!
Regionals is an invite-only competitive event put on by CSLSA. JGs are selected for participation based on their competition results each week of JGs.
Monster Mile is a JG event that consists of a 1 mile run from the Balboa Pier to 10th Street and a 1 mile swim back. Each year Monster Mile has a different theme and JGs are encouraged to wear costumes! Monster Mile typically takes place on a Thursday and there are altered sessions times this day for JGs.
In the evening of the final day of JGs we hold a graduation ceremony. During the ceremony, graduation certificates and special awards are distributed and JGs get to celebrate completing the NBJG program!
Gray Lunde Ironman
The Gray Lunde Ironman typically takes place on the Saturday following the final day of JGs. This is an invite-only event in which participants will run to the Newport Pier (2.2miles), swim around Buddy’s Buoy twice (400m), run to the Balboa Pier (1.7 miles), swim around Reenie’s Buoy twice (400m), run to “G” Street, and back to the finish at the Balboa Pier for recognition.