Junior Lifeguard Program

Sign Up for our Upcoming Junior Lifeguard Camp

Our 2023 Winter Junior Lifeguard program will take place at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center and at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center from January 23 - March 16. Registration for our winter camp costs $25 and must be completed in person at the front desk of the NMB Aquatic and Fitness Center. At registration, you will be able to choose between a class that meets on Mondays and Tuesdays, or on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mondays and Wednesday classes will meet 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Community Center, and Tuesdays and Thursdays classes will meet at the pool from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Our Programs 

We want to make sure all participants have a safe and fun time. All participants that have not participated in this program before are asked to do a 50 yard untimed swim test to ensure their proficiency in the pool. Participants who have been on a swim team may skip this swim test. The 2023 Winter swim test will be held at the NMB Aquatic Center on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1pm.

Safety First

We want all participants in our program to be safe and have a fun time. If your child is new to the program, we ask that your child complete a swim test prior to the beginning of camp. Dates and times for the swim tests are included in the registration page. There is no need to do this swim test if your child has been on a swim team or has done our program before. It is highly recommended that all Junior Lifeguard families also familiarize themselves with our summer camp's inclement weather plan and daily check out process that are described on the camp's registration page.  

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Shadow a Real Ocean Lifeguard

Participants who complete our summer Junior Lifeguard camps are eligible to shadow real ocean lifeguards! Online registration for our summer programs will open after April 1st.

Our Junior Lifeguards are taught by highly trained lifeguards and members of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Beach Patrol officers. Your Junior Lifeguard can have a look into what Ocean Rescue is really like by shadowing one of these lifeguards. Junior Lifeguards may begin shadowing each summer after their second week of camp.  Shadow days are Saturday only. Parents/guardians are asked to bring their Junior Lifeguard to our office inside the Beach Services Warehouse located at 1024 6th Ave South at 9am on any morning they want to shadow so that we can assign them to a lifeguard.  We will then hand the Jr Lifeguard a paper with the lifeguard’s name, tower number, and tower location so that you can drive them to that location.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for transporting their Jr Lifeguard to and from the beach and must pick them up by 11:30am.  

For inquiries about the Junior Lifeguard program, please contact May Lauzon at 843-281-3820 or melauzon@nmb.us