ENCINITAS — Want to spend your summer outdoors learning lifesaving skills on Encinitas beaches? The Encinitas Junior Lifeguard program provides education in ocean safety, develops lifeguard skills, and builds self-confidence.
Encinitas lifeguards work to build relationships with beachgoers, and especially enjoy serving as role models. Making rescues is always its first priority, but acting as city ambassadors and positive role models is at the heart of Encinitas Lifeguards’ Junior Lifeguard program.
New this summer, the city is offering extended day, three-week sessions in addition to their standard morning and afternoon two-week sessions. Both three-week sessions contain additional activities and lectures, which focus on preparing participants for “Competition Day.”
Competition Days are an opportunity to come and cheer on Junior Lifeguards as they compete against their peers. Competition Days will only be held during the three-week sessions.
Also new this year will be a partnership with Original Watermen for all Encinitas Junior Lifeguard uniform and gear needs.
Encinitas Junior Lifeguard sessions are offered all summer, beginning June 20, at Moonlight Beach. Junior Lifeguards is open to children between the ages of 9 and 17.
All registration is handled through the city of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department and is now open to residents and nonresidents. Register online at EncinitasRecReg.com or in person at Encinitas City Hall. For additional information, visit encinitasjrguards.com, or contact (760) 633-2752.
If your child loves the ocean but is too young for Junior Lifeguards, check out Encinitas Beach Kids, a program specifically designed for youngsters ages 7 and 8.