Is Del Mar running a Junior Lifeguard Program?

Yes. The City of Del Mar Lifeguard Department is running a Junior Lifeguard program with the first session beginning June 19, 2023.

What are the session dates?

Summer 2023 sessions will run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday – Friday. There are four (4) two-week sessions from which families may choose. Multiple session sign-up is allowed.

Session 1: June 19 – June 30 – Eligible for Groups A, B, and C

Session 2: July 5 – July 14 – Eligible for Groups B and C

Session 3: July 17 – July 28 – Eligible for Groups B and C

Session 4: July 31 – August 11 – Eligible for Groups Super A, B, and C 

Group A and Super A - Ages 14-15 

Group B - Ages 12-13

Group C - Ages 9-11

What if I cannot attend the entire session?

The Junior Guard curriculum regularly emphasizes both ocean safety and lifeguarding skills. In order to gain a more complete understanding, uninterrupted attendance is encouraged, but not required.

How much does it cost?

$400/per session Non-Resident; $350/per session Resident

When can I register?

February 15 at 8:00 am

How do I register?

The link to register can be found on the City of Del Mar’s website. Registration will not be active until February 15.

What ages are allowed?

Ages 9 – 15

What do I do if it's raining?

Junior Lifeguards will still meet even in the case of rain. If there is thunder and lightening or if it looks like it will be heavy rain for most of the day, Junior Lifeguards will be cancelled for that day. Your child will be instructed to call you for pick up. There will not be make up days for rain. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Between February 15 and May 30, half of the participant fee will be refunded in the event a participant must cancel. If a participant is unable to complete the swim test, a 50% refund will be granted, so long as the request is made prior to May 30. No refunds will be issued after May 30. 

What color swimsuit should I purchase?

Uniforms should be navy. If you have questions about swimwear, please email juniorlifeguards@delmar.ca.us

I am older than 15. Can I still participate in the Junior Guard Program?

Those older than 15, may want to consider trying out for a part-time seasonal position in lifeguarding. Tryouts will be held at 8:00am on March 25th at 1700 Coast Blvd. Those older than 15, also have the option to participate in the Junior Guard program as assistant instructors. Those interested should contact Lifeguard Sergeant Tyler Grant at tgrant@delmar.ca.us