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We are Team Tola, a passionate group of parents, guardians, and community members committed to supporting the Junior Lifeguard Program in the City of Capitola. Our club plays a crucial role in ensuring the program’s participants and staff have the resources they need to thrive. We are dedicated to upholding the values of ocean safety and this program, which provides enriching experiences for kids each summer. Our aim is to create a positive, rewarding experience for every Junior Lifeguard.

The Capitola Junior Lifeguard Parents Club is a 501 c3 non-profit organization founded in 1982.


  • Support the program by volunteering time, raising funds, and providing necessary resources.

  • Promote the program within our community to raise ocean safety awareness, increase participation, and gain sponsorship support, especially for our Scholarship Program.
  • Foster a sense of community, respect, and camaraderie among the junior lifeguards, their families, and the program staff.

  • We design, order, manage and sell the JG sweats, hats, water bottles, shirts and other merchandise.

  • We raise funds for program scholarships to help more families participate in the program each summer.

  • We raise funds for college scholarships (granting over $190,000 so far) to support junior guards and instructors in higher education. 

  • We engage businesses in the community for sponsorship support.

  • We staff and support the Junior Guard events. 

  • We also volunteer together to support community events like the Surfer’s Path Marathon and the Jay Race.


To ensure the Parent Club is able to continue to support the kids, the community and the Capitola Junior Lifeguard Program, we are looking for new parents to join the group and carry this effort for the next generation of junior guards.


We are looking for parents of Little Guards, C's and B's to work with us this season, learn the ropes and take over through the transition to the following summer season. 


We are looking for people to help with events, social media and web, Regionals competition, engaging sponsors, and more. 

Want to learn more, meet other JG parents and City/Program leads, or see how you can get involved, join us at any meeting, second Monday every month, 7 pm at Capitola Jade Street Rec Center building.


If you are interested and want to learn more, please email the Capitola Junior Lifeguard Parent Club President, Brooke Diehl-Pounds at


For more info, you can also visit us at


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o    Monday, April 8, 2024
o    Monday, May 13, 2024
o    Thursday, June 6, 2024 (moved to Welcome Reception Evening)
o    Monday, July 8, 2024
o    Monday, August 12, 2024
o    Monday, September 9, 2024
o    *No meetings in October, November, December, or January


(Board Members and Committees Leads will continue to meet if needed)

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