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Junior Lifeguards ages 14-17 with 2 years JG experience.

Saturday, March 7th 

Tryouts will start @ 0900 be there early to sign paperwork.

Silver Strand State Beach Lifeguard Headquarters

Picture I.D. is REQUIRED on the day of the swim test. All minors are required to have a parent or guardian PRESENT on the day of the swim test for swim test waiver signature.

  1. You must pass a COMPETITIVE swimming test consisting of the following:
     ( Yes, wetsuits are allowed: expect the water to be about 60 degrees)
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    • 1,000 yard open water swim.
      • Time limit of 20 minutes.
    • A continuous 200 yard run, 400 yard swim, 200 yard run.
      • Time limit of 10 minutes.
  2. Qualification appraisal interview (same day as tryouts).
  3. Successful completion of SSSBJG Youth Aide Training.
    TRAINING DATES are the weekends of May 3rd and 4th and May 17th and 18th

Job Requirements

  1. Commit to one Session of Junior Lifeguards and attend the pre season trainings.
  2. Complete all required tasks such as setting up and cleaning up at the beginning and end of each day, and do it with a good attitude.
  3. Get hired as a state park volunteer. (We do give community service hours)
  4. Complete a minimum of 10 hours of tower shadowing, per session.
  5. Assist in any aquatic rescue or medical aides that are required.
  6. Work as a team at all times.
  7. Be a positive role model for all Junior Lifeguards!

If you are interested in starting the JG youth aide process, I suggest you find out how to acquire a work permit through your school now, so you will be ready to file paperwork at the appropriate time.