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City of Carpinteria - Home of the World's Safest Beach

Parks & Recreation Department

Junior Lifeguards

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            Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards is a summer institution.  Junior Guards, ages 9-17, learn many aspects of lifeguarding as they engage in a variety of aquatic and beach activities.  Skills learned include an introduction to CPR, first aid, beach and wave dynamics and ocean science.  The program emphasizes physical fitness and the value of spirited, friendly competition in running, paddle board and swimming races.

            Safety is important so participants must be able to pass a basic pool and ocean swim test.   In the ocean the participant must be able to swim approximately 100 yards with no time limit.  The pool swim is also 100 yards, but it must be completed in 00:02:20 minutes.  These tests are only for the purpose of measuring ability as it pertains to each child’s safety in the water.

            The mission of the Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard program is to introduce young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities.  Further, it is our goal to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves as well as others, all while having a great time at the beach! 

            We accomplish our goals through daily activities including stretching, beach runs, open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, beach games and competitions.  Respect for the environment is gained through understanding and personal experience. With daily physical contact with our environment and through education, kids will learn how to respect and appreciate the world around them.  Lectures and discussions are held weekly to educate participants on various topics pertaining to the Junior Lifeguard program (i.e. Water safety, CPR overview, beach hazards etc).  Participants gain respect for themselves as well as others, by contact with instructors and growing relationships with other youths in a team building environment.  In addition, participants are exposed to many of the skills and techniques utilized in professional lifesaving organizations. 

For more information contact Ann Meyer (805) 684-5405  x432 or email carpjgs@gmail.com.

 

Program Overview

Forms

2017 Program    

Weekly Schedules

2017 Junior Lifeguard Important Dates

  • Swim Clinics ( June 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th,) $20 drop in

    April 1st – Junior Lifeguard Registration Begins

    June 3rd – New* JG swim Evaluations @ Carp Pool 9am – 10am

    June 7th – JG Scholarships Due

    June 10th – New* JG swim Evaluations @ Carp Pool 9am – 10am

    June 13th – JG Parent Meeting @ Carp Vets Hall 7pm – 8pm

    June 17th – New* JG swim Evaluations @ Carp Pool 9am – 10am 

    June 19th – First Day of Junior Guards

    June 23rd - John Wayne Sunscreen Presentation

    June 28th – JG Campout Night 1

    June 29th – JG Campout Night 2

    July 2nd – 4th of July Parade

    July 3rd – Rincon Surf Day #1

    July 4th NO JGs Today Happy 4th of July

    July 5th – Picture Day 9:30am

    July 7th – Semana Nautica JG Competition in SB

    July 14th – Carpinteria JG Competition

    July 19th – Hurricane Harbor Trip

    July 21st – CSLSA Regionals Competition

    July 24th – Santa Cruz Boat Trip

    July 28th – Santa Barbara Fiesta Meet

    July 31st – Rincon Surf Day #2

    August 2nd – Carpinteria JG Triathlon

    August 4th – Awards Party

Other Useful Links

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Ann Meyer, Management Assistant
telephone (805) 684-5405, ext. 432

Morgan Youngs, JG Coordinator
telephone (805) 684-7613 Boathouse
email carpjgs@gmail.com

 


Contact the City of Carpinteria at:
5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 (805) 684-5304 FAX

Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. Closed holidays
 

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