Junior Lifeguard Special Program Events
Ben Carlson Day
Date: July 6, 2023
Time: During normal JG session
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 Ben Carlson Day day, JGs will participate in be a special running and ocean swim event during their normal JG session.
JG Open House - Picnic in the Park
Date: June 29, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Peninsula Park (on the soccer field next to JG Headquarters at A Street)
On this day we hold a "Picnic in the Park" for JG families to meet their JG’s instructor. Families will bring their own food, drinks, blankets, chairs, etc. JGs do not need to wear their uniform.
Gray Lunde Ironman
Date: July 8, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Check-In: 8:30 a.m. at the tables at Tower 74. Competition begins at 9:00 a.m.
The Gray Lunde Ironman is an 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.
WAIVER & SIGN-UP REQUIRED! - JG and Non-JG waivers will be made available closer to the event date.
On picture day all JG age groups will report to Junior Lifeguard Headquarters on A Street this day.
Santa Barbara Fiesta
Date: July 14, 2023
Santa Barbara Fiesta is a day focused on fun and competition. This event is open to Junior Lifeguards of all competitive levels and from all age divisions. It takes place at Santa Barbara East Beach. JGs and their families are responsible for transportation to and from the event.
Date: July 21, 2023
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. JGs and their families are responsible for transportation to and from the event. The date and location of the 2023 CSLSA Regionals is Newport Beach!
Date: July 27, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
All JGs show up at the same time for Monster Mile. 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! NO EARLY PICK-UP IS ALLOWED THIS DAY.
Each JG's participation in the swim portion of the Monster Mile is at the sole discretion of Junior Lifeguard staff. If it is determined a JG is not ready for the swim, they will be participating in a land-only course.
2023 Monster Mile Theme: Coming soon!
Date: August 3, 2023
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
On the final day of JGs we hold a graduation ceremony in the evening. The ceremony will be held on the grassy area next to JGHQ (100 A Street). During the ceremony, special awards are distributed and JGs get to celebrate completing the NBJG program. JGs do not need to be in uniform. Attire is beach casual.