2015 JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM INFORMATION
City of Long Beach Fire Department
Lifeguards-Marine Safety Division
3205 Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90808
The Long Beach Fire Department's Marine Safety Division will once again sponsor the Junior Lifeguard Program this summer. The 2015 Program will be held June 29 to August 7. As always, there will be two sessions to the program. Each session will be held Monday through Friday at Junior Lifeguard Headquarters, located on the beach at 55th Place and Ocean Blvd. Students must be 9 years of age as of July 1, 2015.
The Junior Lifeguard Program offers students 9 to 17 years of age the opportunity to receive instruction in Lifeguard rescue technique, emergency medical first-aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine ecology, and public service. Field trips and competitions at other area beaches will highlight the six (6) week course. All aspects of beach activity will be explored from beach running to skin diving. The program is presented in a manner that will enable each student to participate to the best of his or her abilities while acquiring new skills and abilities.
C Group - 9 to 11 years
B Group - 12 to 13 years
A Group - 14 to 17 years
Morning - 9:00 to 12 noon
Afternoon - 1:00 to 4 p.m.
Calisthenics and stretching
Rescue technique instruction
First aid instruction
Ocean sports and competition
Beach sports and games
STUD IRONMAN: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the 1 st Place Lifeguard Station. Check-in is at 8AM and will start promptly at 9AM.
New Junior Guards: Students who did not participate in the program the previous summer are required to pass the swim test before being accepted into the program. New students must be able to swim 100 yards in less than two (2) minutes in order to qualify. No Exceptions! Applications will be available at the tryouts for those who pass the swim test.
FOR MORNING SESSION ONLY:
- AWARDED ON A LOTTERY BASIS FOR EACH AGE DIVISION
- LOTTERY NAMES WILL BE DRAWN AFTER THE FINAL TRYOUT
- LOTTERY RECIPIENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL
- SIBLINGS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A MORNING SPOT
Tryouts are held at the Belmont Plaza Outdoor Pool, 4000 Olympic Plaza, Long Beach 90803
Saturdays: April 18, April 25, May 9 and May 16, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Friday Evening: May 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
NO ADDITIONAL TRYOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE
** All Returning Junior Guards**
Preferred session requests, all fees and applications must be received in our office BY 3:00 P.M. MARCH 27, 2015A.M. REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER 3:00 P.M.WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PUT IN THE LOTTERY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
THREE SEPARATE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS PLEASE - NO CASH ACCEPTED
CHECK #1: Registration Fee: $450.00 per person - Made payable to Long Beach Fire Department
(Returned Check Charge - Any person who passes a payment on uncollected funds shall be liable to City the amount of the check and a returned check charge of $35.00)
CHECK #2: Secondary Insurance Fee: $16.00 per person - Secondary insurance provided by AAU is required. Do not send to AAU. This fee is non-refundable. Made check payable to AAU.
CHECK #3: Additional clothing and products - Made payable to Long Beach Junior Lifeguards
(A $15.00 charge will be assessed on each check returned for insufficient funds; cashiers check or money order thereafter)
REFUND POLICY: Refund if requested before the completion of the first week of instruction. Please ask JG Coordinator for Refund Form. NO REFUNDS AFTER JULY 3rd, 2015 . An $8.00 processing fee will be deducted from the amount paid.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available to qualified candidates that show need. Applications available at all tryouts.
For more information about the Junior Lifeguard Program
call (562) 570-8550 or email LBJG@longbeach.gov
City of Long Beach Fire Department is an equal opportunity services provider