City of Del Mar Junior Lifeguards

We are excited to welcome you the Del Mar Junior Lifeguard Program! 

The City of Del Mar Junior Lifeguard Program encourages boys and girls ages 9 – 15 to participate in exciting opportunities to familiarize themselves with beach and ocean safety, teamwork, and lifeguarding skills. 

Del Mar Junior Lifeguards will learn how to utilize lifesaving resources and strategies when visiting the beach. Education is divided into three different training elements: skills training, physical training, and beach orientation. Junior Guards are introduced to the equipment and tools of lifeguarding. They will be taught the purpose of lifeguard towers, the meaning of warning flags, and how guards successfully work together in teams to accomplish tasks. 

Skills training will prepare participants to respond to common dangers and accidents associated with the marine environment. Junior Guards will also perform mock rescues, learn to spot victims in distress, and become knowledgeable in beach and ocean safety. 

*Summer 2021 Program Canceled*

Due to COVID-19 and related social distancing measures, the difficult decision was made to cancel all Junior Lifeguard sessions for Summer 2021. The Del Mar Lifeguard Department looks forward to next summer when we can all be together for Safe Fun in the Sun.  Check back by February 1, 2022 for information on summer 2022.