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2021 Cayucos Beach Junior Lifeguard Programs

 

We are very excited to provide the Cayucos Beach Junior/Discover Lifeguard (CBJG) Program this year. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 in our program we have added procedures for staff, participants and families to follow. Your cooperation will ensure our program remains open and available throughout the summer.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic changes have been made to our normal program. Our program will be operated in strict accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and County of San Luis Obispo Public Health (SLO PHD) COVID-19 guidance and recommendations, including social distancing, sanitation, and hygiene practices.  These practices are subject to change as additional health orders and/or guidelines are released.

Please read the information provided in the RESOURCE GUIDELINES prior to registration in order to gain a full understanding of the program’s activities and guidelines for this season.


We encourage strong, young swimmers to register for Cayucos Beach Junior Lifeguards (3-week program) or Discover Junior Lifeguards (1-week program). These programs offer a great opportunity for youngsters to spend quality time with United States Lifeguard Association (U.S.L.A.) trained open-water instructors.

Junior Lifeguards

The program has been modified to be compliant with COVID-19 guidelines.

Cayucos Beach Junior Lifeguards is a 3-week skill-building program with emphasis on healthy exercise, teamwork, rescue training, and FUN! Participants will learn:

  • Rescue techniques and the principles of beach lifeguarding
  • Responsibilities and expectations of aquatic personnel and first responders
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Ecology and environments of the bay, beach and ocean
  • Open water rescue skills as well as increase swimming skills, speed and endurance

Group Structure

Following CDPH guidelines participants will be divided into 3 groups of 10 participants and 2 Instructors each. Groups will be stable and not mix with any other group. Staff and participants will remain in the same group each day throughout the session. Switching groups will not be allowed. Each group will maintain a 6-foot distance from any other group.

Age Requirement

Youth Ages 10 – 16

Session Dates

All Junior Lifeguard sessions meet Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. except for the first Monday (orientation at Hardie Pool),  4th of July, and other program dates otherwise noted on the schedule.  Schedules are handed out on the first day at orientation.

2021 Session 1:  CLOSED – FULL  06/21/2021 through 07/09/2021
2021 Session 2:  CLOSED – FULL  07/19/2021 through 08/06/2021

Program Fee

$285 per participant includes a $10 non-refundable transaction fee that will be applied to all refunds.

Registration

CLOSED – Sessions are FULL

To enroll in the CBJG Program you will need to submit the registration form along with payment.  Enrollment will be based on a first come basis. Registration submittal can be done by one of the following methods:

  • Email: Registration forms can be emailed to mventurini@co.slo.ca.us.  This method requires a credit card payment.
  • In Person: You can bring in the registration form to our Administrative Office located at 1144 Monterey Street, Ste. A, San Luis Obispo.  Currently our office is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  When making a payment in person, you can pay by cash, check or credit card.  If paying with cash, we ask that you bring the exact amount.
  • USPS Mail: Registration forms and payment can be mailed to:  SLO County Parks & Recreation, Attn:  Michele Venturini, 1144 Monterey Street, Ste., San Luis Obispo, CA  93408

Registration for 2021 Session 1:  05/06/2021 through 06/07/2021
Registration for 2021 Session 2:  05/06/2021 through 06/21/2021

Orientation / Skill Level Testing

There is an orientation for the participants and parents at Hardie Pool on the first day of each session. Uniforms will be distributed to participants as well as schedules and information about what’s expected of the participants.

This program demands above average swimming ability and participants should have a moderate level of comfort swimming in the ocean. All new and returning participants must satisfactorily complete the following Skill Level Tests on the first day of the session.

  • 100 yard continuous swim in under 3 minutes without touching the bottom or side of the pool
  • 10 yard underwater swim
  • tread water for 5 minutes without touching the bottom or side of the pool

Code of Conduct

Unacceptable behavior, language or disrespectful attitude to any person will NOT be tolerated. Non-compliance will result in immediate dismissal from the program and no refund processed.

Attendance

Attendance is required for all three weeks. Keep in mind this is a skills-building program. It is important to attend every day. We have very strong reservations about allowing kids to miss a whole day or more.  Each day builds on the last, and depending on the rest of the class, conditions, and the inherent ability of the ones that miss a day, we might have to hold them out of certain rotations in the water if we are not comfortable with their abilities.  We will not stop our progression to get these kids up to speed. Please do not call to ask if they can miss one week or a couple of days because of prior obligations. You will need to find a session that can fit into your schedule.

Uniform

The CBJG uniform is a t-shirt and board short.  We provide one t-shirt to all participants but you are responsible for purchasing board shorts. We prefer the board shorts to be ALL BLACK with a second choice of navy. White stitching is okay.  FOR SAFETY AND IDENTIFICATION PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR THEIR UNIFORM EVERY DAY! Additional t-shirts and sweatshirts may be purchased through Cayucos Collective.

Daily Requirements

Participants must bring the following items to the program everyday:

  • Participants must wear their uniform each day.
  • Swimsuit and Wetsuit. Wetsuits are required as the water temperatures can range from 50-60 degrees throughout the summer and the participants spend a majority of their time each day in the water.
  • Masks are required for all non-water activities. Participants should bring extra masks in case they get wet, dirty or break.
  • Sunscreen; Each Participant should arrive having already applied sunscreen and bring extra for later applications.
  • Towel and warm clothing.
  • Hat, Sunglasses, Rashguard (these items are optional)
  • Snack and plenty of water. No sharing of water, snacks or personal items are permitted.

Lunch Break

Due to limited program hours there will be no lunch breaks but snack breaks will be provided.  No sharing of water, snacks or personal items are permitted.

Discover Junior Lifeguards

Discover Junior Lifeguards is a 1-week program that will give participants a chance to see what our regular Junior Lifeguards is all about.

Age Requirement

Youth Ages 7 – 9

Session Dates

Discover Junior Lifeguards meet Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Cayucos Beach except for Monday orientation which starts at Hardie Pool.

2021 Session:  07/12/2021 through 07/16/2021

Discover Junior Lifeguards Program Fee

$155 per participant includes a $10 non-refundable transaction fee that will be applied to all refunds.

Registration

CLOSED – Registration is Full

To enroll in the CBJG Program you will need to submit the registration form along with payment.  Enrollment will be based on a first come basis. Registration submittal can be done by one of the following methods:

  • Email: Registration forms can be emailed to mventurini@co.slo.ca.us.  This method requires a credit card payment.
  • In Person: You can bring in the registration form to our Administrative Office located at 1144 Monterey Street, Ste. A, San Luis Obispo.  Currently our office is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  When making a payment in person, you can pay by cash, check or credit card.  If paying with cash, we ask that you bring the exact amount.
  • USPS Mail: Registration forms and payment can be mailed to:  SLO County Parks & Recreation, Attn:  Michele Venturini, 1144 Monterey Street, Ste., San Luis Obispo, CA  93408

Registration: 05/06/2021 through 06/07/2021

Orientation / Skill Level Testing

There is an orientation for the participants and parents at Hardie Pool on the first day of each session. Uniforms will be distributed to participants as well as information about what’s expected of the participants.  Please note that wetsuits are required.

Volunteer Aide Program

Unfortunately we will not be using Volunteer Aides this season.

Program Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Cayucos Beach Junior Lifeguard Program.  Your support year after year is very much appreciated!

Cayucos Collective, Cayucos
Cayucos Lioness Club, Cayucos
Good Clean Fun, Cayucos
Morro Bay Harbor Patrol, Morro Bay
Ocean Front Pizza, Cayucos
Schooners Warf, Cayucos