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 of the current year's program.

The table below shows the age ranges for the 2018 NBJG Program.

Division Age Born On
D 9 July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009
C 10 & 11 July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008
B 12 & 13 July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2006
A 14 & 15 July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004


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, 2018, they are eligible to tryout for a Seasonal Lifeguard position with the Newport Beach Fire Department. Try-outs are typically held in March of 2018. Visit the City of Newport Beach website for Job Opportunities, www.newportbeachca.gov.*