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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 2020. In 2019 we had a 100% pass rate after taking our course.

Over the 12-week 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 2020 dates for Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguards can be found at: 
https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/lifeguard/lifeguard-youth-programs/ 

TRYOUT INFORMATION:
Tryouts have concluded and the program is now full. 


ACTUAL CLASS DETAILS: Feb 4th to April 30th (no classes the week of Apr 6-10)
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: Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1 hour each day (5:30pm-6:30pm) 
Where: Torrance Plunge
 (3331 Torrance Blvd.)
Cost: $260

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 Zoe is excited to lead the JG Prep Program this year! She was a Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard for nine years and completed two years of the cadet program. In addition, she competed on the National Team for Surf Lifesaving in National and World Championships. Coach Zoe has been swimming competetively for thirteen years and swam Division 1 at the University of Wyoming. She is also an avid surfer, since surfing competetivley at Palos Verdes HS. Through her passion of swimming and open water, she is in her 4th year as a Huntington Ocean Lifeguard, is a Junior Lifeguard instructor, and became an Ocean Lifeguard for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. She is excited to share her passion of ocean safety and lifesaving skills!