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Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard Program

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department offers a Junior Lifeguard Program each year during the months of June, July, and August for boys and girls age 9-17.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard program is to provide quality education and increase self-confidence, physical conditioning, and ocean awareness through instruction in water safety, first aid, beach ecology, and surf rescue techniques.

Program Purpose

The Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard Program introduces young people to safe marine and aquatic recreational opportunities. The program is designed to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers.

Swim Test

All Junior Lifeguard applicants must pass a Swimming Proficiency Test that includes: (1) Swim 150 yards (6 lengths) non-stop with a time limit of five minutes. (2) Tread water for at least three minutes. (3) Swim 5 yards underwater. No Exceptions.*

JG Grommets are required to complete a 50 yard swim in a swimming pool (No time limit).*

*Swim test ONLY required for new participants, participants not enrolled in 2015, or participants moving up from Grommets to Junior Guards.

Registration & Swim Testing

Currently Accepting Registration and Swim Testing
Registration will be on-going and accepted up through the day before each session begins.

Mandatory Parents Meeting & Uniform Distribution

Wednesday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30pm Emma Lou Olsen Civic Center: 1801 NE 6th Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Please bring your child to ensure proper sizing for the uniforms

Checks will no longer be accepted. Payment must be made in the form of cash or credit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

2017 Program Schedule

Junior Lifeguard (Ages 9-17):

Session I June 12 – June 23
Session II June 26 – July 7
Session III July 10 – July 21
Session IV July 24 – August 4

Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 12:30pm
JG Grommets (Ages 7-8):

Session I June 19 – June 23
Session II June 26 – July 30
Session III July 17 – July 21
Session IV July 31 – August 4

Monday-Friday - 8:30am - 12:30pm

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Program Fees - - -
Type Amount (Resident) Amount (Non-Resident) Additional Info
Registration $15.00 $15.00 One time non-refundable per child, applies to both programs.
Uniform Fee $25.00 $25.00 T-shirt, Rash Guard, & Beanie, applies to both programs.
Junior Lifeguard Fees**
Camp Fee $150.00* $200.00
JG Grommets Fees**
Camp Fee $75.00* $100.00
*Proof of Residency required for Pompano Beach Residents
**Birth Certificate mandatory for new campers Payment is cash or or credit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). You can register for either/both session(s) during the swim test.

Participants are not registered for the program until the City receives and approves all necessary paperwork and full payment is submitted. The City does not accept partial payment. Registration and application fees are non-refundable. Full refunds will only be made if the City of Pompano Beach cancels the Junior Lifeguard or Grommet programs prior to start date.

All requests for refunds must be in writing. If a refund request is made prior to the end of the first week of a session, a 50% refund for that session may be granted pending administrative approval. No refunds will be granted if a participant is administratively withdrawn from the program for just cause as defined in the City of Pompano Beach Junior Lifeguard Program Rules and Regulations.