UCSB Campus Point - Junior Lifeguards offers children ages 8-17 the opportunity to learn and train with professional lifeguards.

Jr Lifeguards is more than just a summer camp, participants will gain a wide variety of skills, knowledge and valuable experience which builds self-confidence and skills for life.

Program topics include oceanography, first aid, CPR, water rescue techniques, mutual cooperation, competition techniques, and lifesaving methods.

Our Instructors are a mix of local teachers and college students with many years of lifeguarding experience and Jr Lifeguard program participation. Program staff provide a fun and safe aquatic education to UCSB JG participants.

Registration Information

If your child participated in UCSB Jr Guards during Summer 2019 you may register at any time via our online registration portal. ALL others can register online but MUST attend a swim test prior to the program start*.  Try-out dates will be listed as available for May and June. 

*If your child is not able to pass the swim try-out there will be additional opportunities for swim practice and testing. Refunds will be available for those that cannot pass the test by the first week of the program session. 

Tryouts consist of:

  • Treading Water for 3 minutes
  • Swimming underwater for 10 yards
  • Swimming 100 yards under the time limit

    (Ages 12 and up = 2:20, Ages 11 and under = 2:30)


Online Registration

Please contact the Customer Service Center if you have questions regarding online registration. 

Phone: 805-893-3738

2021 Session Dates

Session 1  |  June 21–July 16

Session 2  |  July 19–August 13


Returning program participants from 2019 do not have to try-out before registering.


Participant Tryouts

All tryouts dates are tentative due to COVID-19.

  • Sunday 5/23, 1-3pm
  • Saturday 6/5, 2-4pm
  • Sunday 6/6, 12-2pm

All tryouts will be held at the UCSB Campus Pool, located near parking lot 29 (not the Rec Cen Pools). Please be able to show confirmation of your 2021 registration and wear a face covering.

Assistant Tryouts

All tryouts dates are tentative due to COVID-19.

  • Sunday 5/23, 3-5pm

All tryouts will be held at the UCSB Campus Pool, located near parking lot 29 (not the Rec Cen Pools). 

Assistant positions are open to past Junior Guard program participants only. Please contact Ryan Collins (rcollins@ucsb.edu) in advance for more information. 

Instructor Tryouts

Instructor positions are currently available. Please contact Ryan Collins (rcollins@ucsb.edu) and Debbie Miles-Dutton (debbiemilesdutton@ucsb.edu) for more information. 


2021 Fees

$480 per 4 week session*

*no discounts for signing up for both sessions this summer




One short sleeve t-shirt is included per registration. Additional uniform items including sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and rashguards may be purchased at an additional cost. See document below:

Refunds & Cancellations

Review our Refund/Transfer/Cancellation Policy & Fees here

Program Location

Campus Point & UCSB facilities


Email: rcollins@ucsb.edu
Phone: (805) 893-7616 ext. 3

Emergency Contact

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.