2021 Ocean Lifeguard I (Seasonal) Tryouts

2021 Lakes Lifeguard I (Seasonal) Tryouts    |   Seasonal & Part Time    |   Aquatic Safety in California State Parks


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CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
LIFEGUARD I (SEASONAL)
Starting Pay $16.88 per hour

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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.

Lifeguard Safety Training

Lifeguard Training Instructions

Lifeguard Training Practice Drills

2021 OCEAN TESTING DATES:


Huntington
Oceano Dunes
San Clemente
Crystal Cove
Leo Carrillo
Sonoma Coast
Santa Cruz
Ventura
Carlsbad
(New Location: Cardiff SB)

Silver Strand
Mendocino Coast
Monterey
Half Moon Bay
North Coast (Newly Added)

Saturday, February 20, 9:00AM
Saturday, February 20, 9:00AM
Saturday, February 27, 9:00AM
Sunday,  February 28, 9:00AM
Sunday,  February 28, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 6, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 6, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 6, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 6, 9:30AM

Saturday, March 13, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 13, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 13, 9:00AM
Saturday, March 20, 9:00AM
Saturday, April 24, 9:00AM


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.p>

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
Trinidad SB is located 19 miles north of Eureka, CA just off Highway 101.
Swim will occur at Trinidad SB regardless of conditions, please arrive early for registration.
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
650-726-8806
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
831-212-7254
Swim location is Rio Del Mar 439 Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Park in the State Park lot located on the ocean side just south of 439 Beach Drive (registration booth located on the beach directly below the parking lot)
Monterey
831-649-2999
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
805-365-5035
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.
Ventura
805-331-1335
San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St. Ventura, CA 93001
Enter San Buenaventura State Beach and follow signage to continue to the last parking lot.
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
8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Enter at School-State Park traffic signal on PCH, follow signs to parking & walk through tunnel to Moro beach.
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.
Carlsbad
760-392-0029
Please report to the Cardiff swim location, details below.
Cardiff
760-392-0029
The beach is located one mile south of Cardiff on Old Highway 101
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.

2021 Ocean Lifeguard Training Dates in Orange County
The Lifeguard Training Program is 8 days / 80+ hours

  • Ocean Session I: Monday: June 7 - Monday June 14
  • Ocean Session II: Sunday, June 13 – Sunday, June 20
  • Ocean Session III: Saturday, June 19 – Saturday, June 26

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.