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Junior Lifeguard Program

Welcome! The Junior Lifeguard Program began in 1997 with only 30 children. We feel that it is the most complete Jr. program in Delaware. Please review the information below and you can even fill out a registration form to secure a spot for your child this summer.


2024 Summer Season Schedule:

Registration Deadline – The program is full, we will no longer be accepting registrations, thank you

Junior Lifeguard Program – Starting Date June 21th to August 2nd

Rehoboth Beach Junior Guard Olympics (All Junior programs welcome) – Monday, July 29th

End-Of-Year Junior Guard Party – Monday, August 5th at Grove Park


Program Fee:

– $100.00 1 child
– $155.00 2 children
– $210.00 3 children
– $265.00 4 children
– $320.00 5 children

Program Purpose:

To increase the self-confidence, physical conditioning, and ocean awareness of program participants through their introduction to water safety, first aid, and surf rescue techniques.

Description of Program:

The program begins in the middle of June and runs to the middle of August. We meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Each session begins with a group stretch. The group is then split into Red and White sub-groups depending upon age and engages in aerobic and anaerobic activities. This will vary from running, swimming, sit-ups, and push-ups. Our goal is to stimulate the participant’s body while having fun at the same time. We also work on cognitive skills. Learning beach rules and guarding skills are stressed each day. With any time remaining the juniors will take part in team games devised to reinforce teamwork and better their communication skills. Your child will leave this program with many new skills that he/she can apply to everyday life.


The program is instructed by lifeguards who posses exceptional communication skills and have a complete understanding of the surrounding beach environment.



  • Age Group 5-8 (Stingrays)
  • Age Group 9-11 (Dolphins)
  • Age Group 12+ (Orcas)


In early August the Rehoboth Beach Patrol host the annual Rehoboth Beach Junior Lifeguard Olympics. The competition gives our Jr. Guards the chance to test their fitness and compete with neighboring patrols in a variety of running and swimming events. Click here to view video recaps of previous competitions.

Admission Requirements:

Participants must be between 5 and 16 years of age.



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Thank You:

  • To all lifeguards who give their time and knowledge to this program
  • To the parents and volunteers that help make our program run smoothly
  • To all those who have supported our efforts by writing to the City Commissioners Office

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