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City of Carpinteria - Home of the World's Safest Beach

Parks & Recreation Department

Junior Lifeguards

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            Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards is a summer institution.  Junior Guards, ages 9-17, learn many aspects of lifeguarding as they engage in a variety of aquatic and beach activities.  Skills learned include an introduction to CPR, first aid, beach and wave dynamics and ocean science.  The program emphasizes physical fitness and the value of spirited, friendly competition in running, paddle board and swimming races.

            Safety is important so participants must be able to pass a basic pool and ocean swim test.   In the ocean the participant must be able to swim approximately 100 yards with no time limit.  The pool swim is also 100 yards, but it must be completed in 00:02:20 minutes.  These tests are only for the purpose of measuring ability as it pertains to each child’s safety in the water.

            The mission of the Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard program is to introduce young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities.  Further, it is our goal to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves as well as others, all while having a great time at the beach! 

            We accomplish our goals through daily activities including stretching, beach runs, open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, beach games and competitions.  Respect for the environment is gained through understanding and personal experience. With daily physical contact with our environment and through education, kids will learn how to respect and appreciate the world around them.  Lectures and discussions are held weekly to educate participants on various topics pertaining to the Junior Lifeguard program (i.e. Water safety, CPR overview, beach hazards etc).  Participants gain respect for themselves as well as others, by contact with instructors and growing relationships with other youths in a team building environment.  In addition, participants are exposed to many of the skills and techniques utilized in professional lifesaving organizations. 

For more information contact Ann Meyer (805) 684-5405  x432 or email carpjgs@gmail.com.

 

Program Overview

Forms

2016 Program    

Weekly Schedules

2016 Junior Lifeguard Important Dates

  • May 1st 2016 – JG Registration Starts

    June 4th – Swim Evaluation #1 at Carp Pool @ 9am

    June 9th – Scholarship Applications Due!

    June 11th – Swim Evaluation #2 at Carp Pool @ 9am

    June 14th – Parent Meeting at Vets Hall @ 7pm

    June 18th - Last Swim Evaluation # 3 at Carp Pool @ 9am

    June 20th - First Day of Junior Guards

    June 23rd - John Wayne Sun Screen Presentation

    July 1st – Rincon Surf Day. Meet @ Backside Rincon

    July 2nd – 4th of July Parade

    July 4th – NO JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS TODAY

    July 6th – Beach Clean Up

    July - 7th & 8th JG Camp Out

    July 13th - JG Picture Day

    July 15th – Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard Competition

    July 18th – Pancake Breakfast @8:30am

    July 20th – Hurricane Harbor Day

    July 22nd – Regionals Competition

    July 17th – Giovanni’s Pizza Fundraiser 2pm – 8pm

    July 29th - Santa Barbara Fiesta Meet

    August 1st - Rincon Surf Day #2

    August 5th - Junior Lifeguard Triathlon

    August 6th – Awards Party

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ADDITIONAL INFO:
Ann Meyer, Management Assistant
telephone (805) 684-5405, ext. 432

Morgan Youngs, JG Coordinator
telephone (805) 684-7613 Boathouse
email carpjgs@gmail.com

 


Contact the City of Carpinteria at:
5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 (805) 684-5304 FAX

Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. Closed holidays
 

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