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Junior Lifeguards

The Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard program is an excellent way for young teenagers to learn what it takes to be a "Guardian of the Gulf." Our program offers an alternative summer camp that promotes physical fitness, training in beach safety and education on the historical, ecological and economic significance of Pensacola Beach. Through several different types of training, the program simulates the training of the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards. Every Junior Lifeguard will become familiar with medical equipment, learn all about our beaches and perform mock rescues. There isn't a better way to learn how to educate and protect the public at Pensacola Beach than to be a Junior Lifeguard!

Age requirement is 13-15 years old.

For questions, please email:


$200 per class
(there is also a separate equipment package - see below)

Equipment Package

Boys: 1 Suit
Girls: 1 Suit, 1 pair cover-up shorts

Parents may purchase more equipment. However, this is the minimum requirement.

Curriculum and Activities

  • Daily physical conditioning
  • Ocean lifeguard training
  • Surf activities
  • Beach safety         
  • Tower shadowing
  • Fire rescue training
  • Emergency medical skills
  • Sabine Island research station
  • Fort Pickens picnic
  • Lunch on the boardwalk

Upcoming 2024 Tryout Dates

Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 a.m.

Upcoming 2024 Program Dates

Session 1
June 17-28
(Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Session 2
July 15-26
(Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

The tryout to become a Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard will take place at the Quietwater Beach pavilions and will consist of an approximately 400-yard swim in the sound in waist-deep water followed by an approximately one-mile run on the sand.

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