Join Junior Lake Lifeguards!

Join Junior Lake Lifeguards!

Join Junior Lake Lifeguards! 1024 1024 Parks & Recreation

LA County Parks Junior Lake Lifeguard Program offers a wide range of co-ed activities for kids ages 9-17. Lifeguard staff serve as mentors and impart their experience by leading hands-on activities that introduce youth to water safety, athleticism, teamwork and a career in aquatics. Participants will learn from a variety of activities that range from first aid, CPR, rescue skills with paddleboards, rescue cans and more!

Please note: This Summer’s program is modified from previous years due to COVID-19 guidelines.

The program offers three 2-week sessions and will be held at three LA County Parks locations:

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
  32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, CA, 91384
  Phone: 661-775-8488
  Program Office: 661-775-8488
  Email: castaicjgs@parks.lacounty.gov

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park
• 
120 East Via Verde Drive, San Dimas, CA, 91773
•  Phone: 909-599-8411
 
Email: bonellijgs@parks.lacounty.gov

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
• 
15501 E Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA, 91706
•  Phone: 626-334-1065
•  Email: santafedamjgs@parks.lacounty.gov

STEP 1: Pick a program location you’d like to join.
STEP 2: Try out! You must pass tryouts to register for the program.
STEP 3: Upon passing tryouts, register and submit payment.
STEP 4: Make new friends, explore water safety & have fun!

The following safety protocols that will be implemented to meet current COVID-19 health guidelines.

  • Smaller group sizes with student-to-instructor ratio of 15:1.
  • Face coverings required for instructors and students at all times, except during swimming and when eating or drinking.
  • Physical distance at a minimum of six feet must be maintained.
  • Best practices utilized to prevent infection and promote proper hygiene.
  • Daily health and temperature screenings of instructors and participants.

FREE TRYOUTS

For Bonelli Park & Santa Fe Dam Program:
Norman Johnson Aquatic Center
405 S Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006
April 25, May 8, May 9
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLOSED

For Castaic Lake Program:
Castaic Aquatic Center
31350 Castaic Rd, Castaic, CA 91384
April 24, April 25, May 1
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLOSED

Please note a tryout does not guarantee entry into the program. Participants must pass to register.

Space is limited.

PROGRAM SESSIONS

3 SESSIONS AVAILABLE
Session 1:  June 21 – July 1
Session 2:  July 12 – July 22
Session 3:  July 26 – August 5

The program runs Monday-Thursday with options to join the morning (AM) class, afternoon (PM) class or the full day by signing up for both the AM and PM classes.

CLASSES/TIMES:
AM Class: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PM Class: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Full Day (extra hour for lunch): 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PRICING
*Uniforms included in fees

AM Class: $241
PM Class: $241
Full Day (AM + PM within the same session): $482

UNIFORM PICKUP INFORMATION:

CASTAIC LAKE

2021 Sessions Calendar

UNIFORM HANDOUT DATES:
June 10 (Thursday): 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
June 15 (Tuesday): 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
June 16 (Wednesday): 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 9 (Friday): 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

All uniform handouts will be set up via Active Net. You MUST sign up for a time slot to pick up, just like tryouts. Please do not just show up.
CLICK HERE and search “UNIFORM” to reserve.

FRANK G. BONELLI PARK

2021 Sessions Calendar

UNIFORM HANDOUT DATES:
June 14 (Monday): 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Bonelli Swim Beach

You will need to have your electronic receipt from Active Net to show at the kiosk for park entry and to pick up uniforms.

There are no online sign-ups for this location. Please show up between the designated times listed above. First come, first serve. Be prepared for possible wait times, there may be a line ahead of you. Face coverings and social distancing standards will be implemented.

SANTA FE DAM

2021 Sessions Calendar

UNIFORM HANDOUT DATES:
June 14 (Monday): 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM
PICKUP LOCATION: Santa Fe Dam – Swim Beach (Beach Operations Office, behind Lifeguard Tower #3)
PARKING: Parking lot #3
ADDRESS: 15501 E. Arrow Hwy. Irwindale, CA 91706
Includes FREE Parking Pass Pick-up

There are no online sign-ups for this location. Please show up between the designated times listed above. First come, first serve. Be prepared for possible wait times, there may be a line ahead of you. Face coverings and social distancing standards will be implemented.

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