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Jr. Lifeguards
Mission Statement
The mission of the Fernandina Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide quality water safety & environmental education to children ages 9-15.

The Junior Lifeguard program introduces young people to safe marine and aquatic recreational opportunities and 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.

The mission is accomplished through activities that include instruction and practice in open water swimming, beach running, paddle boarding, body surfing, surfing, kayaking, self rescue and much, much more. Respect for the environment is increased by the understanding gained through daily physical contact with the environment and through lecture and discussion of pertinent marine and aquatic topics. Increased respect for themselves is gained through their personal progress and accomplishments. Respect for others is increased by contact with compassionate Instructors and by working with other youths in a team building environment.

Furthermore, the mission of the Fernandina Beach Junior Lifeguard Program embraces opportunities for community involvement and partnerships in educational instruction. The mission includes seizing special opportunities that introduce non-traditional user groups to the wonders of marine and aquatic recreation environments.

**Participants are asked to bring their lunch daily and to come prepared for the aquatic environment. Sun protection is a MUST and minimum swimming proficiency level must be met.

**Enter the Jax Beach Jr. Lifeguard Competition in July!!!

Program Information
Jr. Beach Guard Program

Offered by Fernandina Beach Ocean Rescue
(Angela Ray, Lead Instructor)

Program Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For Ages 9 - 12
June 13 - 17

For Ages 10 - 15
June 27 - July 1 (competition beach boot camp)
July 18 - 22
August 1 - 5

$150.00 for city residents
$187.00 for non-city residents

Activities & Benefits
  • Ocean aquatic safety techniques
  • CPR instruction
  • Beach ecology education
  • Physical fitness
  • Sun protection
  • Team building environment
  • Mentoring by Ocean Rescue professionals

  • Swim 100 yards using front crawl and/or breaststroke
  • Swim 10 yards underwater 
  • Tread water for 3 minutes

Register at the Fernandina Beach Atlantic Recreation Center Starting April 1, 2016 at 2500 Atlantic Avenue 
Call (904) 310-3350 x 1 for more information or to register via credit card.