UCSB Jr. Lifeguards 2021 schedule, dates, and prices TBD. Please check back with us soon. 
See our current Summer 2021 status and message here.

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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 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)

Registration Form

Online Registration (Coming Soon)

Main-In Application* (Coming Soon)

*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.

2021 Session Dates

Rookie Days  |  June 16, 17 & 18

Session 1  |  June 21–July 16

Session 2  |  July 19–August 13

More information on Rookie Week

2021 Tryout Dates

All tryouts dates are tentative due to COVID-19.


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 2019 do not have to try-out before registering.


Participant Tryouts

Please check back as these dates may change due to COVID-19 restrictions


All tryouts are held at the UCSB Rec Cen Pools. Please fill out the Tryout Application and bring to your tryout session.

Assistant Tryouts

Dates TBA 

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 Tryouts

Dates TBA

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!

Dates TBA

2021 Fees





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

Program Location

Campus Point, Goleta Beach & UCSB facilities

Some sessions will occur at the UCSB Rec Cen or competition sites. See calendar for specifics.


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.