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Swim testing will begin in February 2014.
Kids must swim 100 yards in the following times (4 lengths of a 25 yard pool). You may try 5 times over the course of the 3 days.
| Age Group
|| Time Standard
| 9 years old
| 10 - 11
| 12 - 13
| 14 - 16
Additionally, all candidates must tread water for 3 minutes without touching the side of the pool.
Junior Guard age groups are based on the childs age on June 30, 2014.
The Program starts Monday, June 23 , 2014 and ends August 8, 2014.
Program is Monday -Thursday with a few special Fridays.
2014 fees are $695 for Newport Residents and $805 for Non Residents
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- 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. The "A" Division goes to Catalina Island as well.
Our main objective is to provide children ages 9 to 15 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.
The A division now meet 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.
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