Capitola Jr Guards 2013
The Capitola Junior Lifeguard program is a very active, physically challenging, competitive program which provides instruction in the basic fundamentals of ocean water safety, first aid, lifesaving, fitness, and good sportsmanship. Jr. Guards are required to swim or be involved in ocean-oriented activities every day, so they must be comfortable swimming in the ocean before enrolling in the program. Activities include open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, surfboard riding, races, mock rescues, beach & water games, calisthenics and work-outs, and competitions. Program fees include instruction, official t-shirt, and discounts with local merchants.
Swim Test: Junior Guards are required to swim or be involved in ocean-oriented activities every day, so they must be comfortable swimming in the ocean before enrolling in the program. All Junior Guards (ages 9 & up) will be required to pass a swim test on the first day of the program; they must be able to swim 100 yards (about 4 lengths of a pool) in under 2:30 minutes without help and be able to tread water for at least 5 minutes. Little Guards (ages 6-8) must be comfortable in the ocean, in being submerged in water and able to tread water. Swim lessons prior to enrolling in the program are highly recommended. Junior Guards who are unable to pass the swim test will be dropped from the program.
This rewarding work-training program for Guards ages 16 & 17, includes instruction and CPR certification to prepare participants to be future Junior Lifeguard Instructors. Tower time and a commitment of at least 2 hours per week assisting with the afternoon Little Guards and C Division is required. You must have participated in Junior Lifeguards for at least 2 years to be eligible for Captains Corps. The program is offered at a reduced rate: All participants: $130 / session; $250 all summer
JG Phone at beach: 462-3956
Session 1 (5 weeks): 6/17-7/19 - No program on Thursday, 7/4.
Session 2 (4 weeks): 7/22-8/16
Price for Session 1:
Resident: $242 (A “resident” is anyone residing within the boundaries of the City of Capitola. The resident boundaries have changed since last year.)
Price For Session 2:
Resident: $192 (A “resident” is anyone residing within the boundaries of the City of Capitola. The resident boundaries have changed since last year.)
Group Photo (All Guards):
Session 1: $12
Session 2: $12
*** REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP ***Please realize that the recreation department has to arrange staffing, supplies and equipment needs for the entire summer at the beginning of the summer; refunds can have a significant impact on the program and staff. Please be sure your child wants to attend before signing him or her up, especially for both sessions. If your child is unsure about Session 2, please wait to register until later in the summer; we will guarantee a spot for your child in Session 2 if he or she is enrolled in Session 1. Please review the 2013 refund policies outlined below before registering:
|#2001.400||Captains All Summer||16-17 yrs||Monday - Friday||9 am - Noon|
|#2001.401||Capt's Corps (S1 only)||16-17 yrs||Monday - Friday||9 am - Noon|
|#2002.401||A's||14-15 yrs||Monday - Friday||9 am - Noon|
|#2003.401||B's||12-13 yrs||Monday - Friday||9 am - Noon|
|#2008.401||Competitive C's||11 yrs||Monday - Friday||9 am - Noon||**FULL**|
|#2011.401||LG's||6-8 yrs||Monday - Friday||9 am - Noon||**FULL**|
|#2004.401||C's||9-11 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm||**FULL**|
|#2005.401||LG's||6 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm||**FULL**|
|#2006.401||LG's||7 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm||**FULL**|
|#2007.401||LG's||8 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm||**FULL**|
Capt's (S2 only)
Monday - Friday
9 am - Noon #2002.402
Monday - Friday
9 am - Noon #2003.402
Monday - Friday
9 am - Noon #2008.402
Monday - Friday
9 am - Noon #2011.402
Monday - Friday
9 am - Noon
|#2004.402||C's||9-11 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm|
|#2005.402||LG's||6 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm|
|#2006.402||LG's||7 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm|
|#2007.402||LG's||8 yrs||Monday - Friday||1-4 pm|
The Junior Guards program includes 3 local competitions, at Seacliff, Capitola, and Santa Cruz. Parents will need to transport their children to the locations for the 2 competitions that are off-site. In addition, participants in Junior Guards (9 years & up) have the opportunity to compete in the Regionals Competition in Southern California the first Friday of Session 2; the team is selected during Session 1. There is a separate fee for the Regionals Competition; further information will be handed out during the sessions.
Seacliff Competition: Thursday, June 27 (LG) & Friday,
June 28 (JG)
Capitola Competition: Thursday, July 11 (LG 6-8yrs), 9-3pm. NOTE: No JG (ages 9 & up) program this day. Friday, July 12 (JG ages 9 & up), 9-3pm. NOTE: No LG 6-8yrs program this day.
Santa Cruz Norcals at Cowell Beach: Wednesday, August 7 (LG)& Thursday, August 8 (JG)
Junior Guards Sweats,
Water Bottles, Accessories
The Parents Club raises money for college scholarships for Junior Guard athletes. The Club sells the JG sweatshirts, sweatpants, beach towels water bottles and other items; these will be available through the recreation office at Jade Street Park and the first 2 days of each session at the beach. Payment can be made with cash or a check made out to: "Junior Guards Parents Club."
2013 Junior Guards Registration Information
Returning Guards (from the 2012 program only) and New
Guards Ages 12 & Up:
Registration begins March 25. Register your child with the group that corresponds to his or her age as of July 1, 2013. Register any time between March 25 and Friday, April 5 to retain your priority registration or to enroll your older Guard.
New Guards, Ages 6-11:
Registration is first-come, first-served, and opens Monday, April 8, during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Capitola Recreation office, 4400 Jade Street, Capitola. You can download the registration forms & Parents Information Packet from this page (see below). We cannot accept online registration, but you can print out the forms and mail them in or bring them in to our office with your payment. For legal reasons, we must have original forms; please do not fax in forms. Faxed-in forms will be returned to you and your child will not be registered until we receive original forms.
*** PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE FALL 2012, ONLY RESIDENTS OF CAPITOLA ARE CONSIDERED "RESIDENTS", ALL OTHERS ARE CONSIDERED "NON-RESIDENTS" ***
Information for Parents: Includes program information; Session 1 and 2 calendars; and Parents Club information, contact phone numbers, and email addresses.
***Program Scholarships: A limited number of partial program scholarships may be available through the Capitola Public Safety and Community Service Foundation and the Jr. Lifeguards Parents Club. Please be sure to click on the Program Scholarship link for important information and guidelines before completing and submitting the Scholarship Application. Click on these links to print out the Program Scholarships Information Page, application and submit it to the Foundation before March 15, 2013.