Junior Lifeguard Program

Ages 10-15

The Junior Lifeguard Program is designed for those with proficient swimming skills to become familiar with the aquatic environment, its hazards, and the demands of the job of a lifeguard. Participants will be actively involved with CCPRC beach and waterpark lifeguards, learning the basics of aquatic rescue. Lessons and activities include environmental awareness, first-aid, ocean proofing, physical training, rescue equipment, teamwork, and waterpark visits.

This is a very physically-demanding program in which junior guards are required to participate in running, ocean swimming, and lifeguarding drills. 

Program Dates & Registration

Links to online registration are below by age group, or you can view our entire Junior Lifeguard Program list. If you’d rather register by phone, you must complete an activity waiver online before calling to register. The call agent is unable to sign a waiver for you and will not be able to register you without one.

  1. Ages 10-11
  2. Ages 12-13
  3. Ages 14-15

Ages 10-11

Dates & Locations

  • June 12-16 at Folly Beach County Park 
  • June 26-30 at Isle of Palms County Park
  • July 10-14 at Folly Beach County Park
  • July 24-28 at Isle of Palms County Park
  • July 31 - August 5 at Folly Beach County Park

Registration & Fees


First-time participants must pass a 75-yard swim test prior to the first day of the session. Swim tests are scheduled at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mt. Pleasant at Splash Island at 9am on May 20 and June 3, and at James Island County Park at Splash Zone at 9am on May 27 and June 10. Minimum enrollment required two weeks prior to the first day.