Program Description & Contents

To provide the youth of our community with life skills in fundamental ocean swimming techniques and acquaint them with the hazards of ocean swimming in a courteous, respectful, and positive teaching environment. 

Participants will learn the basic components of water safety, lifeguarding, surf rescue, ocean swimming, surfing, care and handling of ocean rescue equipment, CPR, first aid, and marine life studies.  Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguards will also have an opportunity to compete in junior lifeguard competitions, ocean kayak, visit other area beaches, and take a day trip to the water slides.  Pismo Beach Lifeguards will provide all instruction.  For more information please call our information line at 805-773-7069 or email at cpacheco@pismobeach.org.  Please check our website at www.pismobeach.org/jg for additional information.

Program Schedule & Enrollment

                                        Dates:         June 25th through August 3rd, 2018

    Time:             Monday through Friday 8:45 am to 12:00 pm.

    Location:      South side of Pismo Beach Pier

    Cost:              $414 for all participants.


Open to youth ages 9-17.  Participants must be of age by July 31st, 2018.  All returning and new applicants must pass a basic swim test of 100 yards in order to participate in the program.  Times are as follows:

Group AA
16 through 17 years
1:30 minutes or less
Group A
14 through 15 years
1:40 minutes or less
Group B
12 through 13 years
1:55 minutes or less
Group C
9 through 11 years
2:10 minutes or less

Swim Tryouts & Registration Period 

 Swim tryouts and registration will be at SLO Swim Center (Sinsheimer Pool), 900 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo.
Returning Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguards Only
Saturday, May 5, 2018

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards
Monday, May 14, 2018

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards
 Saturday, May 19, 2018

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.