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JUNIOR GUARD PREP PROGRAM

The Swim Torrance JG Prep Program is designed by a Junior Guard Instructor, so it will prepare participants for the Los Angeles County JG pool swim test, as well as teach the skills needed on the beach in 2022. In 2019 we had a 100% pass rate after taking our course (no course in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19).

Over the course of the program, we have specifically created a season plan for your child to potentially pass the JG swim test coming this summer. Each swimmer will learn technical skills led by an experienced Junior Lifeguard Instructor who is also a member of the Swim Torrance Staff. This is not a learn to swim program.

Swimmers will also be conditioned to complete a 100-yard Freestyle (4 lengths) through consistent repetition and creative kick/drill sets. During the course, we will be tracking your athlete's progress with timed swims while continuing to give feedback. As your child gets closer to their test date, they will receive exclusive information to prepare the day of their test. We're so excited for you to join and let's get JG ready! Qualifications and Swim Test 2022 dates for Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguards can be found at: 
https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/lifeguard/lifeguard-youth-programs/ 

ACTUAL CLASS DETAILS: Jan. 31 - April 28, 2022:
Who: 9-17 year-olds (current 8-year-olds can try out as long as they turn 9 before the program begins)
What: Preparation for the swimming test portion of Junior Guards
When:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 7:30pm-8:00pm
Where:
George Mannon Aquatic Center 
Cost: $275

All participants are encouraged to make all swim practices. There are NO MAKE UP CLASSES. If your child passes their test early, please have them continue practicing and finish the program, as this will keep them ready for Junior Guards. 

Instructor Background:
Coach Monica has been actively swimming since around 5 years-old! She has been competitively swimming since middle school, including for Swim Torrance. She then attended El Camino and participated in the water polo and swim team for 2 years. During her 2nd year, Monica played a vital role in helping bring home the championship for the El Camino women's swim team! She also qualified as an All-American Swimmer for the 4x200 freestyle relay. 

She has coached for 2.5 years for Missoula Aquatic Team in Missoula, MT from working with novice to Senior 1 level athletes. Outside of coaching, Coach Monica was an LA City Lifeguard at Cabrillo for 7 years and was a Junior Lifeguard instructor for 6 of those years. She is an endurance open-water swimmer, having completed the English Channel, Catalina Channel, and gone around Manhattan Island in NY. Monica is excited to continue coaching her alumni swim team and to help swimmers reach their goals!