Join 2022 Junior Lake Lifeguards!

Join 2022 Junior Lake Lifeguards!

Join 2022 Junior Lake Lifeguards! 1024 1024 Parks & Recreation


The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Junior Lake Lifeguard Program provides a challenging and exciting open water environment which promotes an active and responsible lifestyle for participants ages 9-17.

Lifeguard staff serve as mentors and impart their experience by leading hands-on activities. Youth are introduced to water safety, athleticism, teamwork and potential careers in aquatics. Participants learn from a variety of activities that range from first aid, CPR and water related rescue skills.

This 3-week summer program offers 2 sessions (morning or afternoon) daily, Monday through Thursday, 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

LA County Lakes Regional Competition – 2022

Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park

•  120 East Via Verde Drive, San Dimas, CA, 91773
•  Phone: 909-599-8411

LA County Lakes Regional Competition – 2022

STEP 1: Pick a program location you’d like to join.
STEP 2: Try out! You must pass tryouts to register for the program, unless you participated  in the 2021 program.
STEP 3: Upon passing tryouts, register and submit payment.
STEP 4: Make new friends, explore water safety & have fun!

2022 TRYOUTS HAVE CONCLUDED. Program registration opens and is available to sign up starting May 7, 2022.



For Bonelli Park & Santa Fe Dam Program:
Norman Johnson Aquatic Center
405 S Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006

Saturday, April 9 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Sunday, April 10 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Saturday, April 16 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Sunday, April 24 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

For Castaic Lake Program:
Castaic Aquatic Center
31350 Castaic Rd, Castaic, CA 91384

Saturday, April 23 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Sunday, April 24 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Saturday, April 30 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

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

Swim test requirements:
–  100 yards freestyle in under 2 minutes and 30 sec
– Tread water for 3 minutes
– 10-yards underwater swim

Space is limited.


The program runs Monday-Thursday with options to join the morning (AM) class or afternoon (PM) class. Parents can sign up for both sessions for a full day.

Session 1: June 13 – June 30
Session 2: July 11 – July 28
(3-weeks per session / Monday – Thursday)

AM Class: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
PM Class: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

$350 per class, per participant
3-week program / Monday – Thursday
*Uniforms included in fees

Online registration will open at 8:00AM on May 7, 2022. To be able to register, participants MUST have passed a 2022 JG Program tryout OR must have participated in a 2021 Jr. Lake Lifeguard session.

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