The Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program was established in 1984. The first year started with 2 instructors and 50 Junior Lifeguards. The program rapidly expanded over the years 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.