2021 North Myrtle Beach Winter Junior Lifeguard Program
Please Note: The accompanying photo was taken during a previous Junior Lifeguard program held prior to the onset of COVID-19. More distancing will occur during the 2021 program.
Registration for North Myrtle Beach’s January 25-March 18 Winter Junior Lifeguard program begins Monday, December 14.
This North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue program is for people ages 9-15. It includes learning basic lifesaving skills, CPR, and water safety practices. The instructional staff makes the experience safe and fun for all participants.
Classroom sessions take place at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center (1030 Possum Trot Road), and swimming pool sessions take place at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (1100 2nd Avenue South).
Registration is $25 using a credit or debit card over the phone, or cash or checks paid in person at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. Please make checks payable to NMB Aquatic and Fitness Center.
There are two participant groups, and each group meets on different days. Families can choose a group for their child but each group has a cap of 12 students.
A-Group: Classroom work occurs every Wednesday, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm, and pool time every Thursday, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.
B-Group: Classroom work occurs every Monday, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm, and pool time every Tuesday, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.
On the first day of class, each Junior Lifeguard receives a handbook, a rash-guard, and a reusable water bottle. New participants receive a backpack.
Please Note: Registrants who are not currently on a swim team or have not completed the course before will attend a pre-program January 23 swim test at the Aquatic Center pool. A-Group registrants test at 1:00 pm and B-Group registrants test at 2:00 pm. The test involves swimming 50 yards, untimed. An instructor may also ask participants to show they can tread water.
These COVID-19 protocols are in effect:
For the classroom:
For the pool:
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the Junior Lifeguard program, please reach out to Beach Patrol at email@example.com.