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photo of a group of Junior LifeguardsOnline registration for Junior Lifeguards,  and Grommets will begin Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Online registration 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.

Please register for one session only. However, if the session you want is full, you may add your child's name to as many wait lists as you would like.

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.

junior lifeguards rocks dayAge Group Qualification

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 and grade level so we can determine which age group you will register for. 

Scholarship Opportunity

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. To create a shortcut to the desired session, you may add the session to your "Wish List". Please note this does not reserve a spot in the program prior to online registration but simply creates a shortcut to the link for your desired session.

Registering for Classes

To register for the San Diego Junior Lifeguards Program, go to our registration site at www.sdjrguards.org.

Tuition for each 4-week Junior Lifeguard session is $573 (Grommets is $199). There will be a non-refundable ACTIVENET transaction fee of $10.50 plus 2.625% per transaction. Payment will be due in full when you register and must be paid online.

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. Additionally, you are required to check a box acknowledging the SDJG Refund Policy. You will not be able to complete the registration process until both boxes have been checked. Please be sure to review the Refund Policy before online registration begins.

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.

All participants must have the required SDJG uniform (except participants in our Grommet program). If you haven't already done so, purchase your SDJG uniform. For more information on the required gear, please visit the “Uniforms” section of our website.