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Tryouts

All NEW students (including JGrommets) must attend a tryout in order to participate in the program. Returning students do not need to attend a tryout unless it has been more than two years since their last participation.

Prior to attending a tryout, new students must register and submit payment during the online registration process. However, the swimming requirements must be met in order to be accepted into the Program. Students can attend as many tryouts as needed to pass the swim test. We strongly recommend regular swim workouts before attending a tryout. If you have any questions regarding tryouts and the swim test, please email us at sdjuniorguards@sandiego.gov.

Tryout information for intern candidates is available on the Intern Program web page.

Swimming Requirements

All Junior Lifeguards must meet the following swimming requirements:

GroupsAgesDistanceQualifying Time
JGrommets7 - 850 yardsNo time limit
"C"9 - 11100 yards2 minutes 30 seconds
"B"12 - 13100 yards2 minutes 15 seconds
"A"14 - 17100 yards1 minute 45 seconds

2014 Tryout Dates and Times

When attending a tryout, arrive at the location at any time between the start time and 15 minutes before the end time. Swim tests will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Saturday, April 26
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Peninsula Family YMCA (Point Loma)
4390 Valeta Street
San Diego
(619) 226-8888

Saturday , May 10
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Clairemont Pool
3600 Clairemont Drive
San Diego
(858) 581-9923

Thursday, May 15
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clairemont Pool
3600 Clairemont Drive
San Diego
(858) 581-9923

Saturday, May 31
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Coggan Family Aquatic Complex
800 Nautilus Street
La Jolla
(858) 456-0945

Saturday, June 28
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

City Heights Swimming Pool
4380 Landis Street
San Diego
(619) 641-6126