Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard



The Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is one of the finest programs for developing young watermen and women on the central coast.  This is one of the very best character building programs available to youth on the Central Coast.

The program has been running for the past 16 years.  Founded by Russell Edwards, the program now hosts 200 junior guards from age 10-17. 

The program focuses on character development and providing a rigorous curriculum including, paddling, running, swimming, outrigger canoe, first aid and CPR, and basic lifeguarding.

The Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is a 501c3 non profit education organization.





Personal Challenges

A Commitment to Excellence

At the State Championships, for the last 11 years, we have consistently been one of the top programs.

9 State Champions, 31 Runner-ups, 242 Medalists

2016 National Championships

4 Champions, 25 Top 8 Finishes

Keep the Tradition Alive!

Join for the 2017 Season.