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. Programs take place at UCSB’s beautiful Campus Point.

Jr. Lifeguards Spring & Summer Programs

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. guard program participation. Program staff provide a fun and safe aquatic education to UCSB JG participants.  


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Junior Guards

COVID-19 Registration Guidelines

Registration is open again to all. Participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to your visit for a PCR test, or 24 hours prior for a rapid antigen home test. You also must complete the On-Demand Daily COVID-19 Screening Survey prior to arrival, and every day thereafter while on campus. You must receive a 'Green Badge' from the screening survey to come on to campus. See more details here.

Jr. Lifeguards Summer Program

Jr Lifeguards Afterschool


Summer 2022
The primary goal of the UC Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguards is to provide quality water safety education. The program introduces young people to aquatic recreational opportunities through swimming and general fitness, safety skills, and related games. Additional goals include building self-esteem, respect for others, and respect for our natural environment.

Jr. Lifeguards After School Program

Jr Lifeguards Summer


Spring 2022
If your child enjoyed Jr. Guards in the summer, they are going to love the afterschool program at UCSB Campus Point. For two hours a day, let your child experience the camaraderie, ocean sports, marine & safety education, and active fun of our Summer Jr. Guard program in a 2 hr/day format. Uniforms are available but optional and wetsuits are highly recommended.

Registration Information | Summer Program

Session 1
Monday—Friday | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | June 20—July 15
No class on Monday, July 4

Session 2
Monday—Friday | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | July 18—August 11
No class on Friday, August 12
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.

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Registration Information | After School Program

Session 1
Monday/Wednesday | 3:15-5:15 pm | April 4—27
Friday | 3:15-5:15 pm | April 8—29

Session 2
Monday/Wednesday | 3:15-5:15 pm | May 2—25
Friday | 3:15-5:15 pm | May 6—27

May attend 1, 2, or 3 days per week.Participants must have previous experience. Registration is now open and is limited to 20 participants.

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Fees | Summer Program

Single Sessions 1 or 2 (4 weeks): $480 per child
Both Sessions 1 & 2 (8 weeks): $865 per child

Sibling Discount (must be enrolled in the same session): $40 off for each additional child.
Add Afternoon Summer Day Camp: $100 per child per week. See the Summer Day Camps page for information on the camp.

Fees | After School Program

Session 1
Mondays & Wednesdays: $160 per child
Friday Only: $80 per child

Session 2
Mondays & Wednesdays: $160 per child
Friday Only: $80 per child


Participant Tryouts

Returning program participants from 2021 do not need to try out before registering. All tryouts will be held at the UCSB Recreation Center Pools.
Tryouts consist of

  • Treading water for 3 minutes
  • Swimming underwater for 10 yards
  • Swimming 100 yards under the time limit. For ages 12 and over, the time limit is 2:20. For ages 11 and under, the time limit is 2:30

New participants must attend a try-out/swim test at the Recreation Center pools prior to registering for a Jr. Guard session. First come, first served for try-outs.

  • Saturday, April 2  |  1–2 pm
  • Sunday, April 24  |  3–4 pm
  • Saturday, May 14  |  Noon–1 pm
  • Sunday, June 5  |  10–11 am

Tryouts for the After School Program will be held on an as-needed basis.

Assistant Tryouts

  • Sunday, April 24  |  4:30 pm

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

Instructor Tryouts

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




After School Program

Uniforms are not required but wetsuits are required.

Summer Program

One short sleeve t-shirt is included per registration. Participants must wear navy blue swimsuit or trunks (not provided). Additional uniform items available for purchase are sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and rashguards. View our uniform options and pricing here.

Refunds & Cancellations

Review our Refund/Transfer/Cancellation Policy & Fees here.

Frequently Asked Questions

View our FAQ here.


Customer Service Center
Phone: (805) 893-3738

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

Main Camp Office
Phone: (805) 893-3913

Emergency Contact
Contact the 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.