Guards-in-Training (GIT)

Guards-in-Training (GIT)

GIT - Guards in Training:  (Entering 8th grade – 14 years old)

Marinwood's Guards in Training program is a great way to learn the ins and outs of lifeguarding. GIT will develop your leadership skills and sense of responsibility as you work alongside the pool staff shadow-lifeguarding, assisting with swim lessons, participating in exciting training scenarios, and more. Participants do not need to be expert swimmers. Each week will highlight different skills and feature different activities and games, so attending multiple sessions is highly encouraged. Make friends, learn something new and enjoy a summer with Marinwood!


  • GIT Hours: Monday-Friday 8:45am-3:00pm
  • Program Fees: $120 per session (Session 3: $96 and Session 10: $72)
  • Applications are due by or on Wednesday, May 15. See below for registration packet.
    • Once you have submitted this application, please plan on attending the mandatory GIT interview/training.
  • GIT Interviews and Training: Friday, May 17, or Monday, May 20, 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Session assignments and registration opens: Tuesday, May 28.
    • After 2:00pm, a list will be posted online and at the Marinwood Community Center for those chosen to participate. Check the front windows for your assignments!
  • Register by Friday, June 7, or your spot will no longer be guaranteed.

GIT Session Dates:

Session 1: 6/17-21 

Session 2: 6/24-28 

Session 3: 7/1-5 (This session will not meet on Thursday, 7/4)

Session 4: 7/8-12

Session 5: 7/15-19

Session 6: 7/22-26 

Session 7: 7/29-8/2 

Session 8: 8/5-9

Session 9: 8/12-16 

Session 10: 8/19-21