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JG Prep - February

JG Prep Spring 2018  

Please look at the Jr Guard test dates and locations found at the bottom of the page. There will be two sessions of classes this Spring. The first session is February 26 through April 13 (6 weeks). The second session is April 16 through May 4. There is no swimming at any location between April 2-6. Swimmers must be 8 yrs old to register for classes. Registration will open on Friday, January 26. Registration is done by the day of the week. It is suggested that swimmers sign up for two classes per session.

Monday 5-6 pm Miraleste $120
Wednesday 5-6 pm Miraleste $120
Thursday 6-7 pm Miraleste $120
Friday 5-6 pm Miraleste $120
Monday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $120
Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $120
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $120
Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $120
Friday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $120
Monday 4-5 pm South End $120*
Tuesday 5-6 pm South End $120*
Wednesday 5-6 pm South End $120*
Thursday 5-6 pm South End $120*
Friday 4-5 pm South End $120*

There is no swimming between April 2-6 at any locations.
South End members will receive a $7.50 discount for South End classes only.

Session 2

Monday 5-6 pm Miraleste $60
Wednesday 5-6 pm Miraleste $60
Thursday 6-7 pm Miraleste $60
Friday 5-6 pm Miraleste $60
Monday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $60
Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $40
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $60
Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $40
Friday 5:30-6:30 pm Pen High $60
Monday 4-5 pm South End $60*
Tuesday 5-6 pm South End $60*
Wednesday 5-6 pm South End $60*
Thursday 5-6 pm South End $60*
Friday 4-5 pm South End $60*

South End members will receive a $7.50 discount for South End classes only.

 


Class Prerequisite:

Swimmers must be able separate from parent, swim 4 lengths of the pool (100 yards), and 50 yards of Freestyle under 1:30, unassisted and without stopping on the first day of class.


To Register for Jr. Guard Prep

@ Miraleste, Pen High or South Endclick here.

At West End: Registration forms are available at the club or by emailing Coach Shari at: twidjr@gmail.com, and must be completed, turned in and paid for on site.


About Jr. Lifeguard Prep

Jr. Lifeguards is a program offered through the LA County Lifeguards and BeachSports; ZAP is not affiliated with either of these organizations but we offer conditioning classes to help non-club swimmers prepare to take the test required by both LA Co and Beach Sports.

JG Prep is for kids ages 9 and up who already know how to swim but who will benefit from extra conditioning and stroke refinement prior to taking the swim test. Swimmers are expected to be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool freestyle (aka front crawl) without assistance on the first day. JG Prep is NOT Learn-To Swim. If your swimmer needs additional help with basic skills such as proper kicking or breathing to the side, we can arrange for some private instruction with a coach for an additional fee.

NOTE: It is important to be on time to class. Part of the curriculum is building endurance and the swimmers need to be in the water for 60 minutes to maximize their conditioning. There are no make-ups or refunds.

OBSERVATION POLICY:

Parents, siblings, etc. may observe for the final 30 minutes of class from designated areas at each location (see below)Please allow swimmers to walk in and get started independently. Parents are not permitted to stand or kneel poolside or communicate with swimmers while they are in the water. If you have an urgent message to give your child please speak to the coach. If you need to speak directly to your swimmer, please speak to the coach and they will have your child get out of the pool. By enrolling your child(ren) in our program you are agreeing to this policy.

DESIGNATED OBSERVATION AREAS:

SOUTH END: Lounge chairs along the clubhouse side of the pool and the area between the two pools; please do not use the overflow seating along lane 1 as the coach(es) need a clear walkway. You may also feel free to sit around the small pool.

MIRALESTE: The bleachers along the brick wall/lane 1 only. Please keep all other areas of the deck clear, including the small bleachers by the boiler room, as we utilize different parts of the deck, at different times, for our Premier Team.

PENINSULA HS: The bleachers at the turn end of the pool, on the side by the girls’ locker room; please do not sit on the bottom row, as the coach(es) need a clear walkway.

The Test(s)
LA County requires swimmers to swim 100 yards freestyle in the following times:

  • 11 and under (C's): 1:50
  • 12-13 year olds (B's): 1:40
  • 14 and olders (A's):1:30

LA County 2018 Test Dates:

4/14 @ Loyola Marymount University

4/28 @ Culver City Plunge (this is subject to change)

5/6 @ Palisades High School

BeachSports Jr. Guards has the requirement of 100 yards swum in 1:50 or 2:30 and treading water continually (head up) for 5 minutes regardless of age.

Testing Locations
ZAP is an approved BeachSports testing site. Tests are conducted by appointment only, and are free to members enrolled in a ZAP preparation course.

For the LA County program, swimmers must pass the test at one of the LA County testing sites on one of the three scheduled days.

For information about LA County junior lifeguards http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/lifeguard/lifeguard-youth-programs/