The club has a thriving Junior section with 90 youngsters aged between 11 and 16 years. Weekly training throughout the summer months provides opportunities to gain lifeguarding skills and surf competency qualifications. There are also opportunities to participate with many like-minded youngsters in competition both in Cornwall and nationally.
Skills and experience are developed through first aid training, physical beach activities, using surf craft such as rescue boards, racing boards and surf skis and very importantly through swimming through the surf and practising an appropriate range of life-saving skills.
An incredible amount of fundraising each year ensures that there is a good range of relevant and expensive equipment for the youngsters to practise with. The coaching is provided by an ever-increasing number of well-qualified volunteer coaches who all give a huge amount of time to the young surf-lifesavers.
Parents also play a very important part in the Junior Club and help to ensure that the Club can operate and run smoothly. Without their active support as chaperones, fundraisers, helpers, taxi-drivers and lost-property finders the club would not be as successful.
The groups that operate with in the Juniors are named after stalwarts of the Club who have played and in many cases are still playing an amazing part in the Club; names such as Bailey, Vickery, Cloke, Moyle, Martin, Kennedy, Parsons, Higham and Fry.