Junior Lifeguards

Junior Lifeguards is a program for youths 11 - 17 sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu to promote ocean safety and awareness.

About the Junior Lifeguards Program

Honolulu Ocean Safety's Junior Lifeguards Program registration has closed. We thank you for the overwhelmingly large amount of registrations. Please continue to check your email as we will be sending out information regarding the session that you signed up for. If you have signed up on a WAIT LIST, there will be a separate email for you on how that will work. You may also be contacted if you signed up for more than site. Please respond to those emails to ensure your spot! Thank you so much for your interest and support of our program and we cannot wait for this summer!

As a reminder:

The program is open to those keiki ages 11-17.

The safety of your keiki is our primary concern, but we also want to impart some practical life-saving techniques that might help them or anyone nearby. Just make sure they come ready to learn and ready to have fun!

Honolulu Ocean Safety partners with a number of community supporters and sponsors for this unique offering, and instruction is conducted by current city Lifeguards -- among the very best watermen and waterwomen in the world.

Keiki may sign up only for one of the 1-week sessions, so that we can reach as many youth as we can this summer. The 1-week clinics run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Check back on May 1 for sign ups. You will be notified via a separate email at the end of the registration period with information on your selected session.

There will be an island-wide championship Saturday, July 27, at Mākaha, and then a state championship planned for Aug. 9 at Hapuna Beach Park on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

For City & County of Honolulu Junior Lifeguard questions, please contact juniorlifeguards@honolulu.gov, we will do our best to respond to your message in a timely manner, but please keep in mind that we have close to a 1,000 entries and emails to go through.

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