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Registration

photo of a group of Junior LifeguardsONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022. Please see below for specific information regarding age group eligibility and registration start times.

AGE GROUP ELIGIBILITY

A Group is for students ages 14-17 years and/or entering grades 9-12.

B Group is for students ages 12-13 years and/or entering grades 7-8.

C Group is for students ages 9-11 years and/or entering grades 4-6.

Grommets is for students ages 7-8 and/or entering grades 2-3.

Please note grade level is only used to help determine age group eligibility if the student has a summer birthday and is considered young for their grade. For age eligibility questions, please email program management before online registration begins at sdjuniorguards@sandiego.gov. Students will not be allowed to move "down" an age group based on their grade. 

* Proof of age will be required during the check-in process at the swim tests.

ONLINE REGISTRATION START TIMES BY AGE GROUP (Please note this differs from prior years.)

Grommet registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

C Group registration opens at 8:15 a.m.

B Group registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

A Group registration opens at 8:45 a.m.

To register, please visit our registration site at www.sdjrguard.org. Prior to online registration, please log in to your account to make sure all information is correct, including contact information and your child's date of birth.

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.

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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

All students (new and returning) 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.