Santa Cruz Junior Lifeguards
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2013 JG Booster Club Sale Dates
• June 1, Saturday, 10am – 12pm, Cowell Beach (JG Parent meeting)
• June 19, Wednesday, 11:30am – 1:30pm @ Cowell Beach (1st day
• July 1, Monday, 11:30am – 1:30pm @ Cowell Beach
• July 22, Monday, 11:30am – 1:30pm @ Cowell Beach (1st day session 2)
• W. August 7, 10am- 3pm, Main Beach – Nor Cal Comp shirts $12 & discount sale on remaining sweatshirts & sweatpants - limited sizes available
• Th. August 8, 10am- 3pm, Main Beach – Nor Cal Comp shirts $12 & discount sale on remaining sweatshirts & sweatpants - limited sizes available
PROGRAM DATES FOR SUMMER 2013
Session 1: Wednesday June 19 to Tuesday July 16, 2013. (Please note 5-day break between sessions)
Session 2: Monday July 22 to Friday August 16, 2013.
Little Guards - Thursday June 27, 2013 (no LG program at Cowell this day).
Jr. Guards - Friday June 28, 2013 (no JG program at Cowell this day).
Little Guards - Thursday July 11, 2013 (no LG program at Cowell this day).
Jr. Guards - Friday July 12, 2013 (no JG program at Cowell this day).
JG REGIONAL COMPETITION
Friday, July 26, 2013 at NEWPORT BEACH, CA. The Regional Competition is for Jr. Guards only, and competitiors must be Jr. USLA members, and are invited to attend by JG Instructors. For more information on Regionals, log on to www.cslsa.org and look under Announcements on the right-hand side.
NOR CAL COMPETITION @ Main Beach - more info here
JG Awards Banquet and Raffle:
Friday August 16, 2013, Harvey West Clubhouse.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We are no longer requiring a swim test to become eligible for enrollment in the Little Guard or Junior Lifeguard programs, but your child must know how to swim to participate. The Junior Guard program requires participants to be able and willing to swim a minimum of 200 to 300 yards in the open ocean, run a minimum of 500 yards and participate in paddling races and other beach competitions daily. The Little Guard program requires daily participation in entering and exiting through ocean waves and conditioning activities including calisthenics, running and beach games.
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION AND SKILL LEVELS
Little Guards: Practice swimming 25 yards continuously and treading water for one minute. Red Cross Swimmer Level 4 and up is strongly encouraged.
Junior Guards: Practice swimming a minimum of 200 yards continuously (8 laps) and treading water for three minutes. Red Cross Swimmer Level 6 and up is strongly recommended.
Registration Information and Help 420-5270
Jr. Lifeguard Phone (6/20-8/17) 420-6248
JG BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.
INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION
Little Guards and Junior Guards are instructed by qualified ocean lifeguards. All of the instructors have successfully completed an intensive United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) certified Open Water Lifeguarding training course and most have worked in the field as lifeguards for more than one year. Instructors are also certified in emergency first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer. Many of the instructors are graduates of the Junior Guards program and have teaching and interpretation experience with children. The program is held on Cowell Beach adjacent to the Municipal Wharf in one of the calmest areas of ocean in Santa Cruz. During the program, Junior Guards are also always under the watchful eye of on-duty beach lifeguards in addition to the supervision provided.
Newsletter 3 (Regional date 7-27-12)
United States Lifesaving Association
Roughwater Swim Roughwater Swim - August 3, 2013 - Registration information will be available by June 2013 for the 40th annual Roughwater Swim, a one-mile jaunt around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. It's the only open-water one-mile event on the Pacific Masters calendar, attracting clubs and swimmers from all around the state and beyond.
Tides, Surf & Weather
National Weather Service Marine Forecast