The Junior Lifeguard Program is a program offered to youth, ages 9 to 17. Since 1985, the goal of the program has been to teach ocean safety skills. Training activities are consistent with ocean lifeguard requirements, including running, swimming, paddle board use, kayak paddling, rescue buoy technique, shallow-water entry and surf dash approach training. Recreational activities, such as volleyball, kickball, dodge ball, snorkeling, and beach flags, are also a part of the program.
The basic requirements for participation in the FLOR Junior Lifeguard Program are as follows:
- Ability to swim 100 yards in under or around two minutes.
- Ability to tread water for a minimum of five minutes.
- Ability to swim continuously 25 feet under water.
Scheduled Sessions for the 2019 Junior Lifeguard Program
Session 1 - June 17-28- Registration closed. Session 2 - July 8-19- Registration closed.
Location: Training is held at Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
1100 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Program Time: 8:30 am - Noon
Registration Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Registration Time: 9:00 am - Noon
Registration Address: Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue Headquarters located at Suite 501 Seabreeze Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.
Instructions for Registration: At this time, parents can come to the Hall of Fame Pool and register their children, try on uniforms, and get answers to any questions that they may have. Registration is limited to 50 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Printed Registration Forms: Please print and complete the following registration forms:
REMEMBER TO BRING THE PRINTED REGISTRATION FORM, UNIFORM FORM AND THE CHECK WITH YOU ON THE REGISTRATION DATE.
Questions can be emailed to: Molly Engle, MEngle@fortlauderdale.gov
There will be Regional, State, and National Junior Lifeguard Tournaments. Dates are located on the USLA Website.