The Santa Barbara County Lifeguards are making a presence at the County Parks as the ones who can be counted on for help.  We are constantly making an effort to better ourselves so that you will receive a higher level of care in your time of need.  The success of our Lifeguard Program has been made possible through our various partnerships with other rescue agencies, non-profits in our community, and the enthusiasm of our lifeguards.  Our mission is to provide you with a safe and relaxing day at our beaches and pools.

Mission Statement:

To provide exceptional community service and emergency response in and around the aquatic environment.  To promote the health, safety and well being of the citizens of Santa Barbara County and its visitors.


Our staff consists of 35 seasonal Lifeguards; most are EMT's and the rest have achieved their American Red Cross Emergency Response First Aid (Title 22) and CPR/AED First Responder certification for the Professional Rescuer. We guard three beaches and two pool facilities with 14 lifeguards on duty.

SBC Lifeguards
SBC Lifeguards


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