2022 Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguard Program

We are very excited to announce that we will be offering our Junior Lifeguard Program again for the 2022 year. This year we will be offering two 3-week sessions instead of a 6-week program like we have in past years. Participants can attend one or both of the sessions.

Registration and payment will be offered ONLINE ONLY. Please use the following link to register your child(ren) for the Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguard Program BEFORE you attend a swim tryout. After your child(ren) passes the swim test, you will receive an email for the payment process. Once the payment is processed, your registration will be completed.

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:            SESSION 1: June 27 - July 15, 2022
          SESSION 2: July 18 - August 5, 2022

    Time:              8:30am - 12:30pm, Monday - Friday

    Location:       On the beach in front of the Sandcastle Hotel

    Cost:              $350.00 per session, per participant; $700 for both sessions per participant 


Open to youth ages 9-17. Participants must be of age by July 31, 2022.  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 Sinsheimer Pool (900 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo). * If the participant is unable to pass the initial swim test, they will be allowed one additional try on the same day. If the participant is still unable to pass the swim test, they are welcome to try again on any of the remaining dates available.
All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards April 23, 2022

3:30 - 5:30pm
All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards
April 24, 2022 7:30 - 9:00pm
All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards
April 30, 2022
3:30 - 5:30pm