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NBJG's... Respecting and Protecting Newport Beach since 1984


The Program is finished for 2014. 

AM session goes 9 am - 12 pm  on most days

PM session goes 1 pm - 4 pm on most days

Program is held Monday -Thursday with a few special optional Fridays (Monster Mile, Ironman, etc...)

Creative Contests!

California Surf Lifesaving Association (CSLSA) Contest: Use the 10 tips for beach safety to create a Public Service message... Can be anything... video, poster, bookmark, iphone case, sculpture, (be creative)  There will be entries coming from across the state.  $100 first prize for AA, A, B, C divisions (Newport D's will compete as C's state-wide) Official Rules

John Wayne Cancer Foundation Video Contest:   John Wayne Cancer Foundation is hosting a state-wide video contest and are giving away bikes as prizes! Go to  JWCF for details... #sunsafe4schwinn


Hot Dog Dinner- a beach park dinner where everyone brings a dessert and the JG Instructors cook 1700 hot dogs to feed the JG's and their family members.

Santa Barbara Fiesta August 1, 2014 - An optional Junior Guard event in Santa Barbara where any JG can compete in their favorite events and enjoy the calm waters of East Beach .  Transportation is not provided, and many familys turn this friday event into a mini vacation, spending the whole weekend in Santa Barbara!

Monster Mile - This is the "Super Bowl" of Junior Guards.  Run a mile and swim a mile, while dressed up as a monster.  Past themes have been "Wild wild west," "Year of the Dragon," "Pirates," "Aliens," etc... 2014 will be a surprise theme.

Weekly Field trips - Corona Del Mar, West Newport, Newport Pier are very common field trips for all.  

NBJG "A"cademy:

The A division now meet at Lifeguard Headquarters at the Newport Pier on most days, and provide extra safety to the younger JGs on competition days. This allows them to take the next step in learning our diverse beach, ocean awareness, rescue techniques, and first aid. The A’s from the past 2 summers have really enjoyed their new role in the program as they are actually helping and mentoring the younger JG's, rather than being grouped with the younger kids. Lifeguard Headquarters is going through a remodel, which will include a brand new training center and classroom.  This will be the home of the 2014 A group!

The A Group is led by Jake Philpot and John Carpenter, who  have created a whole new program for the A’s (we sometimes call them the “NBJG Academy”). Last year they were able to partner up with Explorocean and got a boat ride to Catalina Island, where they kayaked, snorkeled, hiked and bonded with their friends. They also did a trip to the NAC (Newport Aquatic Center) for a day of Stand Up Paddling, and Kayaking through Newports Upper Back Bay. Mr. Philpot and Mr.

2014 is the 30th anniversary for NBJG and we look forward to having a special summer, as we are constantly looking to improve the program


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John Wayne Cancer Foundation   ... provides all JG's with sunscreen and skin cancer education! More Info

Visit their  page!  John Wayne Cancer Foundation is hosting a state-wide video contest and are giving away bikes as prizes!

They are also hosting the "Paddle down the coast for cancer" event where Lifeguards and Junior Guards paddle from Gaviota to the Mexican border.



Program Objectives:
Our main objective is to provide children ages 9 to 16 with training in ocean safety. The program content consists of 50% ocean proofing, 15% physical development, 15% marine safety, 10% first aid skills, and 10% competition. To accomplish this objective, the program utilizes a classroom type environment and outside activities to stress the importance of safety while at the beach. The program will inform the Junior Lifeguard how to properly prevent injury and respond correctly in emergency situations.

The Junior Lifeguards are in the Training Division of the Fire Department. They are provided with excellent instruction under the supervision of the Lifeguard Training Captain, Lifeguard Officer, 39 Instructors, and 6 Assistant Instructors. Each instructor is a certified Ocean Lifeguard for the City of Newport.

 For more information, email

NBJG Phone  (949) 644-3170

Last updated: 9/3/2014 8:02:29 AM