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Youth Aide Program

Become a Youth Aide

9If your Junior Guard is between the ages of 15-17 they should consider trying out to become a Junior Lifeguard Youth Aide. As a Youth Aide you work under the close supervision of the Junior Lifeguard Supervisor. This Uniformed position will work directly with the Lifeguard Staff in order to develop job skills; quality work habits and leadership qualities through work experience.  Youth Aide is a paid position ($9.00 per hour starting after the May 31st hire date).
NOTE: Youth Aides must be 15 years of age by the hiring date: May 31st, 2015

Youth Aide Tryout Date:

April 12th, 2015- 8:00 am @ TWIN LAKES State Beach (East Cliff Dr. & 9th Ave.)
Date is subject to change due to weather.

The Tryout:

The tryout will consist of a 500 yard open ocean swim with a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. Candidates who complete the swim in the allotted time with qualify for the Run-Swim-Run portion of the tryout which will consist of a 100yard run- 200 yard swim-100 yard run.

The top candidates in the Run-Swim-Run will move forward to a competitive oral interview. The interview will be a mix of personal experience and qualification questions as well as relevant scenarios. Candidates interviewing will be ranked and Youth Aide positions offered based on operational need. Work locations are based on operational need. (A resume and Professional business attire are highly recommended for the interview process.)

What To Bring to the Tryout:

11Parent or Legal Guardian
Swim cap and goggles if preferred
Clothes/ towel to keep warm
School Identification, California Identification Card, or California Drivers License

Fins will not be allowed

Youth Aide Mandatory Training Dates:

All Youth Aide's must be available for ALL training dates!!
Clear your schedule for these dates...
April 26th
May 9th
May 10th
May 31st


or call (831) 476-4992.