Campus Point Jr Lifeguards

2018 Program Dates
Rookie Days: June 20, 21 & 22
Session 1: June 25-July 20
Session 2: July 23-August 17

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

See JG Journals for weekly program information.

Registration Information

If your child participated in UCSB Jr Guards during Summer 2017 or Summer 2016 you may register at anytime via our online registration portal. ALL OTHERS MUST ATTEND A TRYOUT. 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)
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.

Assistant Tryouts

April 29th 9:00am-12:00pm

This requires all applicants to be at the Rec Cen pool at 9am.
Assistant positions are open to past Jr Guard program participants only.

Raging Waters Trip
Online registration is NOT available for this activity.
Go to the Rec Cen Customer Service Center to pay or see Buzz.

Registration Form
If you are a new participant, DO NOT mail in payment before attending a tryout.
The mail in application located in the 'downloads' section is for returning participants who do not wish to use online registration and for new participants to bring to tryouts.


  • $365 per 4-week session
  • $585 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.

SAFETY IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY!! Instructors receive Red Cross lifeguard training and USLA Open Water training. Some are EMT certified and possess California Teaching Credentials.

Student-Instructor ratio is 20:1.

Curriculum: CPR, AED training, First Aid, Smooth and Open Water Lifesaving, and Marine Resource Stewardship. Please see curriculum at Downloads link for more.

Fun: surfing, body boarding, water polo, kayaking, volleyball, swimming, beach games, and special events.  

Returning program participants from 2016 and or 2017 may register online now.
All others must attend a tryout.

2018 Tryout Dates

  • Sat. April 7th -- 12:00-1:30pm

  • Sun. April 29th -- 2:00-3:30pm

  • Sat. May 19th -- 2:00-3:30pm

  • Sun. June 3rd -- 12:00-1:30pm

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


JG Journals

Session 1:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Session 2:
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7 
Week 8

Swim Tune-Up Clinic

Need to brush up on swim skills
before Summer?

Then join the Swim Tune-Up clinic.
Sundays: April 8-May 6

Program Location

Campus Point, Goleta Beach & UCSB facilities
8:30am to 12:30pm, Monday to Friday

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


Partner agencies include the Santa Barbara Police Activities League, Santa Barbara County Fire Stations 11 & 17, Santa Barbara County Parks & Rec Department and the US Coast Guard.

Afternoon Care
Jr Lifeguard participants may join the UCSB Summer Day Camp in the afternoon at a reduced rate of $60 per week. Please use the UCSB Jr Lifeguards mail in form 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.

If you cancel prior to the beginning of the Session you will receive a full tuition refund less a $50 administration fee. Refunds will not be granted after the Session has begun.
Uniform sales are final.
Boat & Raging Waters Trip fees involve prepaid reservations and are therefore not refundable.

Contact information:
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 RecCen Lifeguard Office at 805-893-7213. This line is not to be used for general questions regarding registration or camp info.