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The San Clemente Junior Lifeguard Program is an ocean and beach safety program for 9-17 year olds. Participants receive education and experience in ocean safety, first aid, rescue techniques, bodysurfing, board surfing, body boarding, physical fitness, and, Marine Safety operations.  


The City of San Clemente recently switched its registration software for all recreation programs - including Junior Lifeguards. What this means to you: You must create a new account before you can sign up for any program. Do not wait to create your account. If you wait to set up your account your child will not be eligible to participate. More information will be emailed to parents in the coming weeks.

Click here to create your new account.  

Any questions, please call (949) 361-8261


All new students must pass a swim test to be eligible to register for the Junior Lifeguard Program. The test is conducted at the San Clemente Aquatics Center. A passing swim test is four laps (100 yards) in under 2:00 minutes. Swim test are $5.00. No refunds and no walk-ins.

Registration for the Junior Lifeguard Swim Test opens at 8:00 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Click HERE to register for a Junior Lifeguard Swim Test

What to bring to with you to the swim test:

  1. Proof of age (printed copy of child's birth certificate or passport)
  2. Proof of residency for San Clemente residents (printed utility bill)
    Nonresidents do not need to show proof of residency.

Your child will not be tested without the required documentation. No exceptions.


Saturdays | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
March 24, 2018 (Barcode 1844)
March 31, 2018 (Barcode 1854)
April 7, 2018 (Barcode 1855)
April 14, 2018 (Barcode 1857
April 21, 2018 (Barcode 1859)

Sundays | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
April 8, 2018 (Barcode 1856)
April 15, 2018 (Barcode 1858)
April 22, 2018 (Barcode 1860)

Mondays | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
June 18, 2018 (Barcode 1861)
*June swim test for 2nd & 3rd sessions only/subject to cancellation if sessions are filled
July 9, 2018 (Barcode 1862)
*July swim test for 3rd session only/subject to cancellation if sessions are filled



Registration for the Junior Lifeguard Program opens at 8:00 am on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Session 1: June 11, 2018 - June 29, 2018
AM: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PM: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 2: July 2, 2018 - July 20, 2018
AM: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PM: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No class on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Session 3: July 23, 2018 - August 10, 2018
AM: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PM: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Residents: $235
Nonresidents: $260

Scholarships for residents are available based on financial need.
Link to the form: SCHOLARSHIP FORM
 (Residents only)
Call (949) 361-8261 or email Sarah Over at


Want to see what Junior Lifeguards is about? Check out the video below! 
If you have any questions, please call (949) 361-8261. 




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