The 2022 HBJG and Sand Crabs are closed for the fall.
Please check back in September for 2023 programs.

General Enrollment Information

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Monday through Thursday, Fridays*,  June 27 through August 12, 2022.
Morning Session     8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session   1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SAND CRAB GROUP SCHEDULE: Monday through Thursday, four sections, with morning or afternoon sessions.

See the Sand Crab Group page for more information.

*Fridays are optional and reserved for events, off-campus field trips, and optional surf days. More information to follow for registered participants.

REQUIREMENTS: Open to boys and girls ages 9 through 17 (as of July 1, 2022).  Applicants must possess a basic swimming ability to be able to pass the following prerequisite exams:


A= 14-17 years old

B= 12-13 years old

C= 9-11 years old

​Sand Crab= 7-8 years old

"A", "B", & "C" Division:

  • Swim 100 yards at or under one minute and 50 seconds (1:50)

  • Tread water for five minutes 

  • Swim underwater for 10 yards ​

"Sand Crab" Division:

  • Swim 50 yards at or under one minute and 15 seconds (1:15)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes 

  • Swim underwater for 5 yards 

TRYOUTS: Reservations Required

Location: Golden West College Pool

Junior Lifeguard Dates/Times:

April 3       8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

April 10     8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

May 1       8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

May 8       8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sand Crab Dates/Times:

April 10     1 p.m. -  3:40 p.m.

May 1       1 p.m. -  2:40 p.m.

Please click here for more tryout information. Includes a video demonstration.


City of Huntington Beach Residents: $525  

Non-residents: $550 

Financial aid is available. Click here to learn more.


    New Participants    


Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Junior Lifeguard program. Registration is a multi-step process that requires the completion of the Junior Lifeguard Tryout Please read the information below thoroughly.

Step 1:

Make an appointment for a tryout date. You will receive an email w/ specific details on where to go and what to bring to your appointment.


Click here to make an appointment for Junior Guard Tryouts.

Click here to make an appointment for Sand Crab Tryouts. One tryout per child.

Step 2:

Attend your scheduled tryout appointment. All tryout forms are onsite only.

Step 3:

Upon successful completion of your tryout, you will be required to make an account on This is the city of Huntington Beach's recreation system. You will receive all the registration information onsite only. 

Step 4:

Log into your account and pay the enrollment fee. 


Step 5:

Congratulations! You've successfully joined the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard family. We can't wait to see you this summer! 

Step 6:

Purchase uniforms on one of our uniform pickup days. For more information click here.


More information on uniform purchasing will be sent to registered participants. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us using the form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to read our F.A.Qs as your question might already be answered.

It’s almost that time, the first day of Junior Gaurds is right around the corner ! We are

      Returning Families   


We are excited to see you back for another great summer! Please read the information below on enrollment for 2022. This will only work for Junior Lifeguards who participated in the 2021 HBFD Junior Lifeguard Program. Sand Crabs have to try out each spring. 


Please log in to your account and register for the "Junior Lifeguards - Program​". Use the code 900201, then choose the age division and session:

A1 = AM A group; A2 = PM A group

B1 = AM B group; B2 = PM B group

C1 = AM C group; and C2 = PM C group


Please click here for information 2022 Uniform Pickup.

If you have any difficulties registering or have any questions please feel free to contact us using the form below. Be sure to read our F.A.Q's as your question might already be answered.

Got Questions?

Click below to read our FAQ's or contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.