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Junior Lifeguards: The City is excited to announce that Coronado Junior Lifeguards is back. Please see the updated flyer below with an age clarification for Intro to Junior Guards and the corrected ages for A and B division. The flyer also contains dates for required swim tests as well as program fees. A swim test is required prior to registering for Junior Lifeguards. The City made the difficult decision last year to cancel the entire Junior Lifeguards and Surf Awareness program due to the pandemic and restrictions on gatherings. This year, the City is able to provide the Junior Lifeguard program to those ages 9 to 17. The Surf Awareness will not be held this summer due to staffing issues. The City hopes it will return next year. The Junior Lifeguard program will look different this year. Classes will be split into three age groups and broken down into cohorts groups with one instructor for every 10 students. Students are required to wear a mask unless in the water and pass a health screening daily. See flyer below for test requirements and dates as well as program dates and fees. The program is a great way for young people to spend the summer. It is designed to teach environmental awareness, ocean safety, CPR and first aid in an exciting and interesting environment. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for Residents: May 5; Nonresidents May 19.

Junior Lifeguards flyer


WHO: Boys and Girls - 9 to 17 years old
WHERE: Coronado Beach @ Ocean Blvd. and Isabella Ave.

WHAT: A great way for young people to spend the summer. Classes are designed to teach environmental awareness, water safety, CPR and first aid in an exciting and interesting environment. Students will enjoy games, competition, and various water activities such as swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking. Instructors are experienced beach lifeguards with a background in teaching and coaching. This program is physically challenging, mentally stimulating and it gives participants an idea of what it is to be a lifeguard.


For boys and girls ages 14 to 17 who are interested in working as lifeguards in the future.  We are looking for several young people that have a high level of responsibility and motivation.  Cadets should have past junior lifeguard experience and excellent swimming skills.  Cadets will assist instructors with daily activities and serve as extra supervision when needed.  In exchange, cadets will receive free tuition and training  All Cadets must successfully complete the Cadet training during Intro Jr. Lifeguard week to be eligible. Email: jrlifeguards@coronado.ca.us for info.

Prerequisites: 500 yard swim in 10 minutes or less, complete cadet application, attend oral interview and training.

See the flyer and links below for details on both programs and an application.

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