History & Overview
The Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is a youth-based program focused on educating participants to recognize potential hazardous conditions associated with an ever-changing aquatic environment. Established in 1984 with 2 instructors and 50 Junior Lifeguards, the program rapidly grew and became one of the City of Newport Beach’s most popular youth education programs. The program now utilizes about 60 instructors and support staff and averages over 1350 program participants. Several current lifeguards and permanent staff members started their lifeguarding experience as Junior Lifeguards.
During the 7-week program, the Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguards teach Junior Lifeguards valuable aquatic skills, beach environment awareness, and the role of ocean lifeguards...all while having an amazing time at the beach!
Program Dates & Times
Dates and times are subject to change based on applicable COVID-19 protocols.
2021 Dates: June 22 - August 5, 2021
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday
Who Can Participate?
How & When do I Sign-Up?
How Much does the Program Cost?
What takes place during the program?
Participants are educated in topics such as the oceanic environment, first aid, mutual cooperation, competition techniques, and lifesaving methods. Emphasis is placed on safety, respect, physical fitness, instruction, and discipline. Junior Lifeguards participate in physical activities such as ocean swims, snorkeling, body surfing, and beach runs.
The program also emphasizes the "3Rs," which are that JGs...