What Are the Age Requirements?

What are the age requirements for each Division?

The Junior Lifeguard Age Divisions are based on your child(ren)’s age on June 30, 2017.

The table below shows the age ranges for the 2017 NBJG Program.

Division Age Born On
D 9 July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008
C 10 & 11 July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007
B 12 & 13 July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005
A 14 & 15 July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003


What if my child's birthday is close to or on the cut-off date?

The birthdate cut-off is firm and is based on what best maintains the integrity of our program. We do not allow JG Participants to enroll in lower age group Divisions.


*If your child will be 16 years old by April 1, 2017, they are eligible to tryout for a Seasonal Lifeguard position with the Newport Beach Fire Department. Try-outs will be held in March of 2017. Visit the City of Newport Beach website for Job Opportunities, www.newportbeachca.gov.*