Program Information

To ALL prospective Junior Lifeguard Parents: 



For over 25 years the Seal Beach Lifeguard Department has been offering a Junior Lifeguard program. The Junior Lifeguard Program is a fun – but physically demanding – hands on program that provides the participants with knowledge and respect for the ocean and it’s surrounding environment. It is designed to emphasize the importance of safety, respect, and camaraderie while covering the following topics: Ocean Proofing, Physical Development, Lifeguard Skills, First Aid, and Competition.

The program typically begins the last week of June and ends the second week in August, making the program 7 weeks long. Those people that participated last year will be offered priority registration. Residents will also receive a discount off of the tuition. We are looking forward to another exciting year, and hope you find that we offer the best program on the California coast.

Program Schedule:

Session Dates: June 23rd to August 8th
Daily sessions are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm.





(90740, 90720, 90721)

Non Resident:



Includes price for field trips and uniform











Registration (Sign-Up) Date:


The City of Seal Beach is now using an online registration program.  Participants in all Seal Beach recreation programs, including the Jr. Lifeguard program, must sign up using the RecTrac system. 



    Each family must Register through WebTrac at 




Returning Junior Lifeguards 


Once your child has passed the swim test they will receive a registration code that only they will be able to use to register and pay online.


Online registration dates for returning Junior Lifeguards.


May 10th to June 14th


If you do not enroll during this time period you will be required to enroll as a new Junior Lifeguard.  Space is limited.



New Junior Lifeguards 


Once your child has passed the swim test they will receive a registration code that only they will be able to use to register and pay online.


New Junior Lifeguards enrollment period.


June 14th - June 17th or until 300 spaces have been filled, whichever is first.




Junior Lifeguard Age Groups:

  • "A" Group (14-17 years of age)
  • "B" Group (12-13 years of age)
  • "C" Group (9-11 years of age)

Swim Test:

ALL participants must pass a 100 yard swim test in order to register.


Swim test dates for RETURNING participants:
Saturdays – May 10th, 17th, & 24th 7:00am – 9:00am


Swim test dates for NEW participants:

  • Tuesday June 10th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday June 12th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday June 14th 7:00am – 10:00am

All swim tests will be held at McGaugh Elementary School – 1698 Bolsa Ave. (corner of Bolsa Ave. and Seal Beach Blvd.)

The 100 yard swim must be completed within:

  • 1:55 for “C” group
  • 1:40 for “B” group
  • 1:35 for “A” group
Extra uniforms may be purchased at 

For additional information, please do not hesitate to phone Lifeguard Headquarters at (562) 431- 2527 ext 1206, email, or check