The Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard Program will be held this summer with modifications that allow for compliance with State and County COVID-19 pandemic requirements. This year’s program will consist of three two-week sessions starting on July 6 and running through Aug. 14. To ensure a fun and safe experience for participants, Parks & Recreation Department staff have been working very hard to design a program that allows for social distancing and meets all mandates by the County Public Health Department and the CDC. 

Program registration will be held from Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26. Registration packets are available at www.carpinteriajuniorlifeguards.com. They must be completed and dropped off at the Carpinteria Community Pool between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting on June 22. The price for a two-week session is $195. 

In order to participate, all new JG’s must pass a swim test. Participants must complete a 100-yard swim in under 2:25 minutes, tread water for two minutes, and swim underwater for 10 yards. Tests will take place at the Community Pool on the evening of Friday, June 19 and various times on Saturday, June 20. Reservations can be made at www.carpinteriajuniorlifeguards.com/ starting this evening.

To find out more, contact Junior Lifeguard Coordinator Leilanie Smith at (805) 566-2417 or carpinteriaaquatics@ci.carpinteria.ca.us.