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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.

RBP Junior Guard Supervisors:  Chief Aaron Tartal  &  Chief Cody Quig

2020 Summer Season Schedule:

COVID-19 UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the 2020 RBP Jr. Guard Program has been cancelled.  We are sorry but safety is our first priority for the little ones! (effective 5/19/2020)

All registrations & checks sent in have not been processed or deposited and will be disposed of by a shredder.  Please contact Captain Buckson with any questions or concerns. (effective 5/19/2020) – 302-258-4888

Cancelled: First day – June 15, 2020 Cancelled: Jr. Lifeguard Competition – August 3, 2020 Cancelled: Last Day – August 10, 2020

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.



  • Red: Ages 5-9
  • White: Ages 10-13
  •  Blue: Ages 14-16


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.

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