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Junior & Little Guards

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Santa Cruz Junior Lifeguards

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the restrictions in the Public Health Order, and in thoughtful consideration of the risks and well-being of participants and staff, Santa Cruz Junior Guards will be canceled this summer. Although the program is canceled, we plan to offer free Virtual Guards for the first time. Understandably, a virtual program is not the same experience, but we wanted to provide an opportunity for participants to continue developing their skills as well as learn water safety. Stay tuned for more information.

City offices are temporarily closed to the public until further notice in response to COVID-19.

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In consideration of recommendations from Santa Cruz County Public Health and the CDC recommendations, Parks and Recreation Admin will be closed until further notice. For more information, see Parks & Recreation’s COVID-19 Response.  

2019 Jr. Guard Video

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Remembering Mr. Al Mitchell
Community Memories of Mr. Mitchell
Little Guards (6-8 years old)
C's (9-11 years old)
B's (12-13 years old)
A's (14-15 years old)
AA's (16-17 years old)

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