2022 ASSISTANT TRYOUTS & TRAINING
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ASSISTANT OR A RETURNING ASSISTANT "DO NOT" REGISTER AND SIGN UP FOR JUNIOR GUARDS ONLINE. SIMPLY FILL OUT THE FORMS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND SHOW UP TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATION IN MAY:
Date: Saturday May 14th, 2022
Tryout Location: Monterey State Beach (Roberts parking lot at the South end of Sand Dunes Drive)
Tryouts/ Training/ Interviews: 9am - 3pm
What to Bring:
Fins (if you have them), wetsuit, towel, warm clothing, food, water, and sunscreen.
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at the end of the day at the beach .
Interview Location: Monterey State Beach
*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 Assistant 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 participants in the Junior Lifeguard Program area during all aquatic beach activities. Assistants also work on a daily basis helping with the setup, distribution, and break down of our daily program equipment & gear. They also serve as mentors to the you younger participants in the JG program. Each JG Assistant will have their hours tracked and logged to provide proof of community service hours if needed for High School requirment purposes.
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW
Because such a large number of our assistants become professional Seasonal Lifeguards, it has been decided that the Monterey JG Assistant Program will serve as a type of job shadowing experience, yet they will still work on a volunteer basis. Assistants will be selected based on swimming ability, work ethic, attitude, availability, responsibility, accountability, ocean experience, and willingness to be a role model to Junior Guard participants. We also expect our Assistants to attend other Junior Guard functions, such as the Junior Guard tryouts and Field Trips when possible. 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 day.
ASSISTANT TRYOUTS/INTERVIEWS: Saturday, May 14th @ 9am-3pm
Location: at Houghton M. Roberts Beach Parking Lot /Monterey State Beach (South end of Sand Dunes Drive next to 'Tides' hotel).
500 yard Swim
Under 12 minutes
100 yard run, 200 yard swim, 100 yard run
Under 10 minutes
Training topics will include daily procedures as well as water training activities and expectations.
ASSISTANT TRAINING: Saturday, May 21st @ 9am-3pm
Location: at Houghton M. Roberts Beach Parking Lot/Monterey State Beach (South end of Sand Dunes Drive next to the 'Tides' hotel).
The Assitant training will serve as an orientation to daily program operations, rescue/medical supplies, and expectations.
Training topics will include:
-Basic CPR/First AID skills and knowledge
-Rescue board skills
-Setup and break down procedures
-Loading and unloading equipment
*Please Note: This training is a basic understanding of CPR/First Aid skills - it does not include any certifications. Appointments can be made to get CPR/First Aid certified through outside agencies.
Upon arrival we ask that a parent or guardian show up at the beach on the day of the tryouts with the following forms completed for their minor (see below).
Please review and complete the forms (4) listed below.
1.Swim Test Waiver