Junior Lifeguard Program

Questions? Email: Sergeant Jillian Miller, Junior Lifeguard Director, [email protected]

Gearing Up

The Sea Girt Junior Lifeguards program is gearing up for summer of 2024! Registration will go live on Monday March 12th at 10am!

We have some special events, awesome gear, and more planned for you this summer! The program will begin on Monday June 24th and run through July 31st.

All Junior Lifeguard Groups (A,B, &C ages 9-15) will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8-9:30 am. Mini guards [ages 6-8] will meet from 8:30-9:30 on Fridays [June 28th, July 12, 19, 26th]. Each program will meet on Chicago Blvd.

Junior Lifeguard Program Director:

Sgt. Jillian Miller

Sgt. Jillian Miller – Junior Lifeguard Program Director

Jill has been a part of the Junior LIfeguard community since 2008, and competed at Junior lifeguard Nationals in Cape May in 2003. 

Since then she has coached many Junior Lifeguards to become Regional and National Champions. She has competed at many other National Championships during her career, swam at the collegiate level at Montclair State, and has been a part of USA Triathlon’s TEAM USA.

Jill started her lifeguarding career at Takanassee Beach Club, continued with the City of Long Branch, and has been in Sea Girt since 2015. Jill also spent many years in the classroom teaching science at St. Rose High School as well as coaching the Boys and Girls Varsity Swim Teams.  Her coaching has helped many swimmers attain their goals of breaking school records, competing at County, Shore Conference and State Championships.  She also loves the challenge of mentoring young athletes to be the best they can be at everything they do.

She has 2 young children with her husband Ricky (a former lifeguard and accomplished tri athlete!) being raised at the beach & loves to watch children grow through the program and become Sea Girt Lifeguards one day.

Sea Girt Junior Lifeguard Program is one of the largest in the east coast and certainly New Jersey.  Jill leads a group of tremendous Lifeguards, many of whom are former Sea Girt Junior Lifeguards, that teach the kids daily on Ocean Safety and all that there is to be a Junior Lifeguard or a Junior Lifeguard Competitor.

Assistant Junior Lifeguard Program Director:

Sgt. Sarah Brennan

Sgt. Sarah Brennan

Sarah started her Jr Guard career as a mini guard and continued through the Sea Girt Junior Lifeguard program, finishing as U19 . 

She competed in her first Nationals in 2011 in Cape May. In 2015 she competed in the IRRC in Australia for Team USA U19. In 2016 and 2017 she represented Sea Girt Beach Patrol in the Red Bull Surf Lifesaving Competition. Also in 2016 she was MVP at the US National Park Sandy Hook All Women’s Competition and 3rd Place finisher at the Cape May Point Women’s Challenge.  Sarah trained all year in club swimming with the New Jersey Race Club. 

Sarah became a lifeguard in 2016. This will be her 8th summer lifeguarding and her 8th year as a Junior Guard Instructor. She has coached all age groups at both local and National level. After many years of coaching, and an ever growing program here in Sea Girt the need for an Assistant Junior Lifeguard Director was evident and Sarah fit right in with all her experience.

Sarah recently graduated from Monmouth University where she competed for 4 years as a Division 1 athlete on the swim team. She was captain for 2 years during her four year tenure.  

She will be continuing her education attending Towson University working towards her Masters in  Occupational Therapy.

Special Events

Week 1: Welcome to SGJG! KICK-OFF PARTY JUNE 26TH 5:30 PM.

Week 2: Patriotic week! Red vs white vs blue.

Week 3: Superhero mile: jgs will march dressed as superheroes down the Sea girt boardwalk. Afterward, they will participate in a run/swim event. 


Week 5: Christmas in July: surfing Santa competitions, Santa relays, Christmas in July bake off!!!!

Week 6: Party +  Graduation!

Tournament Registration

Registration links are coming soon.

  • Spring Lake – July 11th

  • Long Branch  – July 16th 

  • Belmar – July 18TH 

  • Ocean Grove mini tournament – TBA

  • Jones Beach Tournament- TBA

  • USLA regional tournament – TBA

  • Manasquan – July 25th

  • USLA Nationals – Tuesday, August 6th, South Padre Island, TX

In past National Championships, we have had multiple Junior Guards compete between the C division all the way to the U-19 level. We took home LOTS of medals, but more importantly our Junior Lifeguards had a BLAST! Registration can be found here!

Junior Lifeguard Program: $225

Begins on June 26 through August 3rd. Groups will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 – 9:30 AM. This program is for ages 9-15 A, B, & C divisions.

Mini Lifeguard Program: $100

Begins on July 7th. Will be held on the following Fridays; July 7, 14, 21, 28. We meet on Chicago Blvd. This program is for ages 6-8.

Iron Guard Lifeguard Program*: $250

*Includes extra gear

Begins on Monday June 26th. This program will be held from 9:30-11 on Monday & Friday. Wednesdays we will meet from 3-4 There will be a tryout the first week of junior Lifeguards for this group. Register for your age group (A, B, or C) and if you wish to tryout, this will be held during the first week. We have 30 spots for this group.

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