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Dedicated to making every day a day at the beach

What We Do

The Encinitas Lifesaving Association is the nonprofit arm of the Encinitas Ocean Lifeguards, serving our community by promoting water safety awareness, providing learn to swim programs for youth in underserved communities, and supporting professional education in open water lifesaving standards.

We've accomplished a lot in 2022, with more to come:


Junior Lifeguard Participants


Water Rescues & Preventative Contacts


First Responder Education Grants

The Encinitas Lifesaving Association is on a mission to make San Diego's North County beaches and ocean enjoyable for all.

ELA Grant Recipients

Every year, a portion of membership dues and donations to the Encinitas Lifesaving Association are given out as First Responder Grants, helping to support professional training and education. Meet a few of the Encinitas Lifeguards and ELA grant recipients working to keep North County beaches safe. 

Get Involved

Support Encinitas Lifeguards, Water Safety, and Awareness



Become a Member


Say Hello


Help fund water safety and First Responder training programs. 

Donate to the ELA

Join our ranks for access to ELA perks, programming, and member merch.

We're always looking for help! Get in touch to see how we can work together.

Become a Member

Our Partners

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Keep us posted!

Nothing makes us more stoked than seeing you out enjoying the ocean. Tag #encinitaslifesaving in your photos to be featured on our Instagram. 

Join our mailing list

You'll be hearing from us soon!

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