About Capitola Junior Guards Program (Team Tola)
The Capitola Junior Lifeguard Parents Club is a non-profit organizaion founded in 1982 by a former group of Capitola Lifeguards and parents of Junior Lifeguards. The mission of the CJLPC is to assist the City of Capitola to preserve, complement, and enhance the Capitola Junior Lifeguard Program through fundraising, collage scholarships, JG program scholarships, public program awareness as well as event and equipment support.
Junior Guards are required to swim or be involved in ocean-oriented activities every day, so they must be comfortable swimming in the ocean before enrolling in the program.
All Junior Guards (ages 9 & up) will be required to pass a swim test on the first day of the program; they must be able to swim 100 yards (about 4 lengths of a pool) in under 2:30 minutes, without help, and be able to tread water for at least 5 minutes.
Little Guards (ages 6-8) must be comfortable in the ocean, in being submerged in water and be able to tread water. Swim lessons prior to enrolling in the program are highly recommended.
Junior Guards who are unable to pass the swim test will be sadly dropped from the program.
This rewarding work-training program for Guards ages 16 & 17, includes instruction and CPR certification to prepare participants to be future Junior Lifeguard Instructors!
Tower time and a commitment of at least 2 hours per week assisting with the afternoon Little Guards and C Division is required.
You must have participated in Junior Lifeguards for at least 2 years prior to be eligible for Captains Corps. The program is offered at a reduced rate!