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Junior Lifeguard Program

  • 28 Jun 2024
  • 7 Jul 2024
  • 9 sessions
  • 28 Jun 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 29 Jun 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 30 Jun 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 1 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 2 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 3 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 5 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 6 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • 7 Jul 2024, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sleepy Hollow Community Center


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Lifeguard Certification | Seaside, CA

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

Are you ready to dive into the world of lifeguarding and safety skills? We're excited to announce the launch of our American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding program. According to the American Red Cross, The Junior Lifeguarding program is designed to guide youths ages 11-14 to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. The course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills of future lifeguards.

We extend a special invitation to all Sleepy Hollow snack bar employees to join us for this exciting new program. Not only will you strengthen your safety skills, but you'll also foster bonds with fellow team members and gain the confidence to support our lifeguards in case of emergencies. **You do not need to be involved with the snack bar to participate in this program.

Moreover, participating in our Junior Lifeguarding course can significantly strengthen your application for future roles at the snack bar or as a lifeguard. By demonstrating your commitment to safety and acquiring fundamental skills, you'll stand out as a valuable candidate for these positions. Should this program be offered again next Summer, participants may enroll again to reinforce their skills and further enhance their safety knowledge.

When: June 28th - July 7th, everyday 9AM - 1PM (EXCEPT July 4th)

*Daily attendance is not mandatory, however strongly encouraged

Where: Sleepy Hollow Pool 

Registration Deadline: June 20th

Price: $475

*If you cancel after June 1st, you will NOT be refunded (unless we do not achieve the minimum participants)

Minimum participants: 8

What to bring: Bathing suit, Towel, Sunscreen, Sandals, Water, and Snacks

Here's what our program offers:

  • Introduction to first aid, CPR, and AED skills
  • Interactive games and team-building activities
  • Guidance from a certified instructor
  • Familiarity with the Sleepy Hollow Pool and Community
  • A cool Junior Lifeguard participation T-shirt *only complimentary to those who participate in 7 or more sessions*

Before diving into the water skills portion of the program, participants will undergo a pre-course swim test. This swim test ensures the safety of all participants and confirms their ability to participate in water-based activities.

The pre-course test is described below:

  • Swim freestyle (aka front crawl) for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards continuously while using a pull, breathe, kick, and glide sequence.
  • Step or jump into the water from the edge of the pool and totally submerge - maintain position for one minute by treading water or floating - rotate and orient to the exit - level off and swim on front or back 25 yards - exit without using the ladder or steps.

It's important to note that while our program covers critical safety skills, it does NOT certify participants in lifeguarding or related subjects. Instead, it equips them with the fundamental knowledge and confidence needed to pursue further training in the future.

Please fill out this liability form and attach it with your registration. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to our Aquatics Director, Briggitte Kroetz.

Let's make waves together in ensuring the safety and well-being of our community!

**We would like to acknowledge the Sleepy Hollow Sea Lions swim team champs on June 29th, and realize that this may be a conflict for many. Unfortunately, we can not change the dates of this program. Please note that attendance is NOT mandatory and we would love to have you attend the rest of the days, if possible!

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