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Junior Lifeguards and Swim Lessons


Junior Lifeguards 

Enjoy a world-famous, nationally-affiliated, and disciplined training program of swimming, running, competition, and education. This popular program includes strenuous daily workouts, water safety, first aid, surf lifesaving, marine education, lifeguard competitions, and more. Physical fitness and development are balanced with self-esteem and camaraderie. Strong swimming skills a must.  For registration information, check

JG History.pdf
JG Swim Test.pdf
Uniform and Wetsuit Policy.pdf
Behavior Expectations.pdf


Private Lessons

Learn to swim or refine your stroke with one of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation's experienced Aquatics Team instructors! Private swimming lessons are suitable for all ages. Private Swim Lessons are bundled in four 30-minute sessions on Saturdays. Private Swim Lessons are offered in February, March, April, September, October, and November. For registration information, check

Group Lessons

Group swimming lessons are offered during the summer season at Santa Barbara's beautiful Los Baños del Mar and Ortega Park swimming pools. We offer lessons for children 6 months to 12 years and incorporate the development of basic swim techniques, water safety skills and most importantly, how to have fun in an aquatic environment. Group Swim Lessons are taught in ten 30-minute swimming lessons over a two-week period. For registration information, check


More Aquatics Information


  • Los Baños FAQs
  • Facility Use Guidelines
  • Weight Room Guidelines
  • Lap Swim Etiquette 
  • Friends of Los Baños
  • Santa Barbara Swim Club
  • Santa Barbara Masters Swimming


    Last Updated: Jul 17, 2021
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