2019 ASSISTANT TRYOUT & INTERVIEW
*IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRY OUT TO BE AN ASSISTANT "DO NOT" REGISTER AND SIGN UP. PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL OF INTEREST INCLUDING YOUR DATE OF BIRTH, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND SHOW UP TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:
Houghton M. Roberts Beach /Monterey State Beach
Tryouts: Will begin @ 9am SATURDAY, MAY 11th
What to Bring:
Fins (if you have them), wetsuits, towel, warm clothing, snacks, water, and sunscreen.
Interviews: Will begin @ 1pm Saturday, May 11th
Interview Location: Lifeguard Headquarters
2211 Garden Rd. Monterey 93940
*Note- Interview times will be based upon tryout standings. Priority will be given to those with the fastest qualifying times.
ABOUT THE ASSISTANTS
The Junior Lifeguard Assistant Program is a volunteer job development program for youths ages 15 - 17. The program provides veteran Junior Lifeguards with the skills and experience needed for possible future employment as a professional Lifeguard.
Volunteer Assistants work under the close supervision of the Junior Lifeguard instructor staff to help safeguard the Junior Lifeguard Program area during all aquatic beach activities.
NEW CHANGES: PLEASE READ BELOW
Because such a large number of our assistants become professional Seasonal Lifeguards, it has been decided that the Assistant Program will be more like a job shadowing position, yet they will still work on a volunteer basis. Assistants will now be selected based on swimming ability, work ethic, availability for trainings and sessions, responsibility and accountability, ocean experience, and willingness to be a role model to the Junior Guards.We also expect that the assistants will attend other Junior Guard functions, such as the Junior Guard tryouts at the Monterey Sports Center. They will be respected, well trained and better prepared for job searching in the future. Just like our Seasonal Lifeguards, they must pass a distance swim test and run swim run test in the ocean. Upon successful completion of the swim tests in the alloted time, candidates will be given an interview time for later that afternoon. This is an interview to dress and prepare for. Dress code does not have to be formal, but casual and professional appearance is advised.
*Note - statewide protocol may change this year (2019) and assistants may be required to have a live-scan fingerprinting service done which will potentially cost around $70.00 out of pocket expense. We will have more information on this in weeks to come so please stay tuned.
500 yard Swim
Under 12 minutes
100 yard run, 200 yard swim, 100 yard run
Under 7 minutes
Saturday, May 18th
10am at Houghton M. Roberts Beach Parking Lot /Monterey State Beach
The Assitant training sessions will consist of basic program operations and medical training including:
-Rescue board skills
-Setup and break down procedures
-Loading and unloading equipment
To sign up, we ask that a parent or guardian show up at the beach on the day of the tryout to complete the necessary paperwork for their minor (see below).
Please review the forms listed below.
Swim Test Waiver