If your child participated in UCSB Jr Guards during Summer 2019 or Summer 2018 you may register at anytime via our online registration portal. All others must attend a tryout. Simply show up at the UCSB Recreation Center on tryout dates to participate in tryouts. Tryouts will be administered on a first-come first-served basis. See right hand column for dates.
Tryouts consists of:
- Treading Water for 3 minutes
- Swimming underwater for 10 yards
- Swimming 100 yards under time limit
(Ages 12 and up = 2:20, Ages 11 and under = 2:30)
*This form is for returning participants who do not wish to use online registration and for new participants to bring to tryouts. If you are a new participant, DO NOT mail in payment before attending a tryout.
2020 Session Dates
Rookie Days | June 17, 18 & 19
Session 1 | June 22–July 17
Session 2 | July 20–August 13
2020 Tryout Dates
All tryouts dates are tentative due to COVID-19.
Sunday April 26, 2–3:30pm
Sunday May 17, 12–1:30pm
Saturday June 7, 12–1:30pm
All tryouts will be held at the UCSB Rec Cen Pools. Please fill out the Tryout Application and bring to your tryout session.
Participants must attend a try-out before registering. Returning program participants from 2018 and/or 2019 do not have to try-out before registering.
Please check back as these dates may change due to COVID-19 restrictions
Sunday April 26 | 2–3:30pm
Sunday May 17 | 12–1:30pm
Sunday June 7 | 12–1:30pm
All tryouts are held at the UCSB Rec Cen Pools. Please fill out the Tryout Application and bring to your tryout session.
This requires all applicants to be at the Rec Cen pool at 9am.
Assistant positions are open to past Jr Guard program participants only.
Instructor try-outs are held at Goleta Beach. Priority hiring given to the April 7th try-out candidates.
Swim Tune-up Clinic
Need to brush up on swim skills before Summer? Join the Swim Tune-Up clinic!
Jr Lifeguard participants may join the UCSB Summer Day Camp in the afternoon at a reduced rate of $65 per week. Please use the UCSB Jr Lifeguards mail-in application to register for these sessions. There is no online registration option for this discounted rate. Participation in the UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp is also an option but there is no discounted rate and registration is separate from Jr Guards.
Raging Waters Trip
Online registration is not available for this activity. Please visit the Rec Cen Customer Service Center to pay.
$395 per 4-week session
$650 for both sessions
Assistants and "added siblings" may apply for a 10% discount .
Assistants may receive substantial tuition reduction if selected.
Scholarship availability is pending.
Uniform purchases can be made at the afternoon participant try-outs (see right column for dates and times).
Refunds & Cancellations
Review our Refund/Transfer/Cancellation Policy & Fees here.
Campus Point, Goleta Beach & UCSB facilities
Some sessions will occur at the UCSB Rec Cen or competition sites. See calendar for specifics.
Phone: (805) 893-7616 ext. 3
Please contact main camp office first at (805) 893-3913. In cases of "emergency only" when other options are unavailable you may call the Rec Cen Lifeguard Office at (805) 893-7213. This line is not to be used for general questions regarding registration or camp information.