2021 Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguard Program

We are very excited to announce that we will be offering our Junior Lifeguard Program this year. The dates for the program are June 28th through August 6th and the cost is $452.00. We will offer 3 swim tryouts beginning this Saturday, April 24th at Sinsheimer Pool (900 Southwood Dr in San Luis Obispo) from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The other two tryouts will be held Saturday, May 1st from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday, May 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm also at Sinsheimer Pool.  Please see the updated registration form and waivers on the link to the left. Please have the registration form and waivers (liability release, consent for medical, and John Wayne foundation waiver) filled out prior to the swim tryout you attend.

The SLO City Swim Facility have health screening protocols in place for the tryouts. Please remember that everyone present must wear a mask and keep 6 feet of distance when you can and avoid gathering with other participants and their family members at the tryouts. We appreciate all of your cooperation and patience with our process this year and we are looking forward to a safe and fun summer with your kids.

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:            June 28 - August 6, 2021

    Time:             8:45am - 12:00pm

    Location:       On the beach in front of the Sandcastle Hotel

    Cost:              $452.00


Open to youth ages 9-17.  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).
Returning Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguards Only

All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards
May 1, 2021 3:30 - 5:30pm
All New and Returning Participating Junior Lifeguards
May 2, 2021
5:00 - 7:00pm