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

Periodically, Honolulu Ocean Safety stages Junior Lifeguard Programs for keiki ages 11-17. A recently completed Fall 2023 program reached more than 400 keiki! All participants in the Fall program (Oct. 9-13) can expect to see a completion certificate emailed out this week, to the email address on file for each Junior Lifeguard. Ocean Safety will maintain a registration of all keiki who have completed our programs.

We are already starting to work with partners for planning our next offering, so stay tuned to this page for updated information. 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 is partnering with a number of community supporters and sponsors for these unique offering, and instruction will be by current city Lifeguards -- among the very best watermen and waterwomen in the world.

For City & County of Honolulu Junior Lifeguard questions, please contact juniorlifeguards@honolulu.gov, but messages may not be answered right away.

Check out Fall 2023 highlights!