Ocean Lifeguard I (Seasonal) Tryouts

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CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
LIFEGUARD I (SEASONAL)
$19.14 - $21.14 per hour*
*includes eligible differentials

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Lifeguard Cadet CPR training

BEGIN A REWARDING & CHALLENGING CAREER!
Work as an ocean lifeguard for the California State Parks

8 DAY PAID TRAINING IN:
Public Safety First Aid, CPR, AED
Open Water Lifesaving Techniques
Aquatic Search and Rescue Procedures

REQUIREMENTS:
Possess a valid California Driver License with good driving record.
Physical strength and endurance.
Willingness to work weekends and holidays.
Visual and hearing acuity necessary to detect and rescue a struggling victim in the water.

TO QUALIFY: All applicants are required to complete the following:
  1. Pass a COMPETITIVE swimming test at a listed location consisting of the following:
         - 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.
  3. Successful completion of the California State Park Lifeguard Training Program.
  4. Successful completion of Field Training Program.

OCEAN TESTING DATES:

Oceano Dunes Saturday, February 18, 9:00AM
Leo Carrillo Sunday, February 26, 9:00AM
Santa Cruz Saturday, March 4, 9:00AM
Silver Strand Saturday, March 4, 9:00AM
Crystal Cove Sunday, March 5, 9:00AM
Santa Barbara Sunday, March 5, 9:00AM
Cardiff (North SD County) Saturday, March 11, 9:00AM
Huntington Saturday, March 11, 9:00AM
Mendocino Coast Saturday, March 11, 9:00AM
Monterey Saturday, March 11, 9:00AM
Ventura Saturday, March 11, 9:00AM
San Clemente Sunday, March 12, 9:00AM
Half Moon Bay Saturday, March 18, 9:00AM
Sonoma Coast Saturday, March 18, 9:00AM
North Coast Swim at Mendocino March 11.


Please check back occasionally for additional swim locations and dates. Fill out this form Lifeguard Tryout Interest Form to be notified of tryout swims near you. For more information, you may also reach out to the location you are interested in working for more information; contact information is below.

www.parks.ca.gov/aquaticsafety
AquaticSafety@parks.ca.gov

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Lifeguard Training Instructions

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LIFEGUARD I (SEASONAL)
Additional Testing Information


Picture I.D. is REQUIRED on the day of the swim test.

All minors shall have a parent or guardian PRESENT on the day of the swim test for swim test waiver signature.

BRING to swim test: Completed job application swimsuit, towel, warm clothes, clothes for interview, food, water.
NOTE: Wetsuits, swim caps & goggles ARE allowed for try out swim, but are NOT allowed during the Seasonal Lifeguard Training program.

North Coast
707-677-3132
All candidates wishing to work at North Coast should tryout at the Mendocino Coast tryout swim.
Mendocino Coast
707-964-1070
Caspar State Beach: 14441 Point Cabrillo Drive, Mendocino, CA 95460
Across the street from the Caspar Beach Campground
Sonoma Coast
707-875-2603(N)
707-875-3627(S)

Doran Beach Regional Park, 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 
The swim will take place across the street from the Coast Guard station.

Half Moon Bay
831-212-7753
Dunes Beach 101 Young Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Follow signs down Young Ave past the kiosk & turn left. Register on the beach below the end of the parking lot.
Santa Cruz
831-212-7753
Swim location is Seabright Beach, E. Cliff Dr. & Mott Ave., Santa Cruz, 95062. 
For information contact Officer Byran Kine, 831-212-7753, byran.kine@parks.ca.gov
Monterey
831-643-6323

Roberts Lot, Monterey State Beach, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
Registration is on the beach directly in front of the Roberts Lot. Parking lot is south of the Monterey Tides Hotel.
Oceano Dunes
805-290-7785
25 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433
Walk to base of Grand Ave. entrance ramp on the beach. Look for signage and registration tent.
Santa Barbara
805-968-6531 ext 2
10 Refugio Beach Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
Enter Refugio State Beach, pass kiosk, left under trestle, right at T & head straight to Tower 1.
Ventura
805-331-5249
San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St. Ventura, CA 93001
Enter San Buenaventura State Beach and follow signage.
Angeles
310-457-2585
North Beach, Leo Carrillo State Park, 35000 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Enter the park and look for signage & follow accordingly.
Huntington
714-536-1454
21601 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Enter at Magnolia & PCH, then follow signs to registration at Lifeguard Headquarters.
Crystal Cove
949-494-3539
8504 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Enter at the Reef Point entrance and proceed to Lower Reef Point Parking Lot.  Follow signs to registration.  The swim will be held at Scotchmans Cove.
San Clemente
949-492-0802
250 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672
Park in the day use lot at the end of Califia. Use the railroad crossing to access the beach and proceed to Tower 3.
Cardiff
760-392-0029
THIS SWIM IS FOR ALL NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO STATE BEACHES.
2655 S Coast Hwy, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Park at Seaside Day Use Parking Lot.  Report to Tower 11 for registration.
Silver Strand
619-575-0109
5000 Highway 75, Coronado, CA 92118
Swim will be directly in front of the Lifeguard Headquarters.

2023 Ocean Lifeguard Tentative Training Dates
The Lifeguard Training Program is 8 days / 80+ hours

  • Ocean Session I: Saturdays and Sundays from April 29 - May 21
  • Ocean Session II: Wednesday, June 7 - Wednesday, June 14
  • Ocean Session III: Tuesday, June 20 - Tuesday, June 27

Note: Listed testing and training dates may change or cancelled due to weather, scheduling or operational needs. In accordance with Government Code 19063-19063.8, any person admitted to the interview and who is receiving public assistance under the CalWorks Program shall be given priority consideration. Equal opportunity to all regardless of sex, race, ancestry, disability, age or sexual orientation.