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Registration

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Online registration for Junior Lifeguards, JGrommets, and Ocean Sciences Education program will begin Saturday, March 7, 2015.

This year registration start times online will be staggered by age group:

  • A Group registration (14-17 year olds): 8:00 a.m.
  • B Group registration (12-13 year olds): 8:15 a.m.
  • C Group registration (9-11 year olds): 8:30 a.m
  • Grommet registration (7-8 year olds): 8:45 a.m.

If you are unsure which age group your child will be in for the desired session, please email us at sdjuniorguards@sandiego.gov with your child's date of birth so we can determine which age group you will register for.

Enrollment is limited and sessions are expected to fill quickly. We strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible during open registration to get your desired session.

Are you applying for the Scholarship Program? Scholarship applicants do not need to register online but do need to turn in a complete scholarship application packet to our Lifeguard Services office during the application period.

Before Registration

If you are new to online registration for the SDJG Program, you must first create an account for your family. Your account can be used for future registrations.

If you have registered online before and have new family members joining our program, you must add them to your existing account prior to registration. Sign in to update your existing account.

Due to the high volume of people attempting to register the first day, we strongly suggest you create/update your account prior to registration day.

Additionally, you can expedite the registration process by reviewing the class sessions prior to registration day.

Registering for Classes

To register for the San Diego Junior Lifeguards Program, go to our registration site at www.sdjrguards.org. We do NOT accept mail-in registration forms.

Tuition for one session is $525 (JGrommets is $175). There will be a non-refundable ACTIVENET transaction fee of $10.50 plus 2.5% per transaction (not per child). Payment will be due in full when you register and must be paid online.

PLEASE NOTE: Session vacancies will be filled from the wait list giving priority to those not registered in another session and in the order received. Therefore, if the session you wish to register for is full, please do not register your child/children for a session they are unable to attend. Instead, place them on the wait list for the desired session.

If you have any questions regarding our online registration system, please email us at sdjuniorguards@sandiego.gov.

After Registration

New students must attend a tryout.

If you haven't already done so, purchase your SDJG uniform.

Waiver Form

At the end of the registration process, you are required to check a box to acknowledge and confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the waiver. You will not be able to complete the registration process until the waiver box has been checked and the waiver form printed.

On the first day of junior lifeguards, provide the Program with a completed and signed Waiver Form (PDF) for each student. No student will be allowed to participate in the SDJG activities without a completed and signed waiver.

Refund Policy

Percent of Paid Registration Fee Refunded Timeline
100% For written notice of cancellation received up to 45 calendar days prior to the first day of the session.
75% For written notice of cancellation received from day 44 to day 30 prior to the first day of the session.
50% For written cancellations received from day 29 to day 2 prior to the first day of the session.
0% No refund from 2 days [48 hours] prior to the first day of the session.

The San Diego Junior Lifeguard Program will refund 100% of the registration fee paid in the event that an applicant is not able to pass the required swim test. In such circumstances the percentages and timelines outlined above do not apply.

The applicant must always provide a written notice of cancellation via email to sdjuniorguards@sandiego.gov.

If you have any questions about our refund policy, please email us at sdjuniorguards@sandiego.gov.