2022 Lakes Lifeguard I (Seasonal) Tryouts

2022 Ocean Lifeguard I (Seasonal) Tryouts    |   Seasonal & Part Time    |   Aquatic Safety in California State Parks

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Job Announcement
Starting Pay $17.73 per hour

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Additional Swim Tryouts Added:

Lake Perris will be holding an additional tryout swim on May 7 at 10:00 am.  17801 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571.  Moreno Beach, Tower #6.  For more information contact Sergeant Eric Palmer, 951-940-5645, eric.palmer@parks.ca.gov

Lifeguard cadet training group

Work as a lifeguard for the California State Parks

Public Safety First Aid, CPR, AED
Open Water Lifesaving Techniques
Aquatic Search and Rescue Procedures

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 training instruction

Lifeguard swim training

Lifeguard first aid training



2022 Reservoir & Lake Testing Dates & Locations:

Lake Perris SRA
Sergeant Eric Palmer,

San Luis Reservoir SRA
Millerton Lake SRA
Lake Perris SRA
Silverwood Lake SRA
Lake Oroville SRA
Folsom Lake SRA
Saturday, May 7 @ 10:00 AM

Saturday, April 2, 10:00 AM
Sunday, April 3, 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM (@ Perris)
Sunday, April 24 @ 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 30 @ 10:00 AM

Interviews to immediately follow for successful candidates


Lifeguard Training Boat Exercise

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.


Plan to arrive 60 minutes before swim time

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
930 Garden Dr., Oroville, CA 95965
Sergeant Todd Jones: 530-712-1431
From Hwy 70, exit Garden Drive, head west. Kiosk staff will direct candidates to swim location.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay
Sergeant Scott Modeste: 916-988-0205 x247
Enter the park at the end of Douglas Blvd. Proceed down Park Rd and follow signs for Granite Main Beach.
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
San Luis Creek Entrance and CA-152
Officer Thomas Cunningham: 209-501-3853
Follow signs to day use parking. Swim at South Beach Tower.
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
5290 Millerton Rd. Friant, CA 93626
Officer Ian Farrell: 559-822-2332
Enter the park at South Shore, entrance and follow signs to parking, registration, and the swim location.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
(Testing will be held at Lake Perris SRA)
Officer Mark Wright: 760-389-2321
Lake Perris State Recreation Area
17801 Lake Perris Drive, Perris CA 92571
Sergeant Eric Palmer: 951-940-5645
Moreno Beach Tower #7, Parking Lot 8.

2022 Inland Reservoir/Lake Lifeguard Tentative Training Information

The Lifeguard Training Program is 8 days / 80+ hours at Lake Perris SRA

Wednesday June 15th — Wednesday June 22nd

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.