Hendry's Junior Lifeguards  

at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

2017 Junior Lifeguards Summer Camp

  • Session 1: June 19 - July 7, 2017. We will not meet on July 4th
  • Session 2: July 17 - August 4, 2017

Camp Times
9:30AM - 2:00PM

The Hendry's Junior Lifeguard  Program is a fun and educational training program for 8 to 17 year olds that is instructed by the Santa Barbara County Lifeguards.  Hendry's Junior Lifeguards will learn the skills required to be a Santa Barbara County Beach Lifeguard including ocean rescue recognition and rescue techniques, use of paddleboard, first aid and CPR.  Our program is designed to improve your child's physical conditioning while emphasizing the importance of safety, respect and camaraderie.  Activities include running, swimming, paddling, surfing, water sports, beach games and training drills.  In addition, your Junior Lifeguard will learn about marine ecology, the ocean environment, and how they can make a difference to preserve and protect our 'classroom'.

2017 Tryouts TBA

All new students must attend one of the tryout dates to participate in the program. Students can attend as many tryouts as needed to pass the swim test.

Your Junior Lifeguard will be required to:

  • Swim 100 yards using any stroke desired, without fins or assistance.  Swim Times are 2:30 for 8 to 11 year olds and 2:10 for 12 and over.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes.
  • Swim underwater for 10 yards.


Each three week session is $285 ($245 each additional sibling)

  • There is a $50.00 fee for cancellations made up to 14 days before the session begins.
  • Within 13 days of session start, only 50% of your total cost will be reimbursed.

A limited number of partial scholarships will be available. Please refer to the program handbook for details.

Instruction and Supervision


The Hendry's Junior Lifeguard Program will be supervised by Al Fimlaid; a lifelong aquatic professional with 35 years experience as California State Lifeguard. This summer your Junior Lifeguards will greatly benefit from the knowledge and expertise Al brings to this program.

Click here to learn about our Instructors!

Hendry's Junior Lifeguards are instructed by the Santa Barbara County Lifeguards. All of the instructors have successfully completed an intensive United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) certified Open Water Lifeguard training course and have worked in the field as ocean lifeguards. Instructors are also certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Medical Response First Aid or greater.

During program hours your Junior Lifeguards will be closely supervised by their Instructors as well as under the watchful eye of on-duty County Lifeguards!

Junior Lifeguard Counselors in Training

The Santa Barbara County Junior Lifeguard Program offers young men and women that are 15-17 years of age the opportunity to become Junior Guard Assistants in preparation for a paid Lifeguard or Instructor position. This volunteer position will operate under the guidance of a Junior Lifeguard Instructor.  Candidates must attend the 2017 training dates, TBA.
Al Fimlaid, Aquatic Programs Supervisor
AFimlaid@sbparks.org (805) 729-5028

For more information please email us at SBCOJG@SBPARKS.ORG or call 805-729-5028.