Guard Aides

The Huntington State Beach and the Bolsa Chica State Beach Junior Lifeguard Programs are looking for candidates to fill the role of Guard Aide for the upcoming season.

Guard Aides will work both within a group of their peers, as well as assisting Junior Guard Instructors in daily operations. This great opportunity will be both physically and mentally challenging throughout an eight-week course. Upon completion, Guard Aides will posses the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a California State Lifeguard. This program is designed to inspire individuals to pursue employment as an Ocean Lifeguard.

Guard Aides in the program will receive extensive training in intermediate to advanced CPR and first aid skills. Training will also focus on performing aquatic rescues, including actual time spent in towers with Seasonal Lifeguards.

Jr. Lifeguard water activityThe Guard Aide program is a great opportunity to gain leadership and training while assisting instructors and junior guards in the daily operation of the JG program.

Guard Aides Duties:

  • Assist with the monitoring of aquatic events and perform rescues
  • Aide instructors with various program related tasks
  • Receive training in First Aid and CPR
  • Receive training in California State Parks Lifeguard Rescue protocol
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a California State Park Lifeguard


  • Minimum age of 15 yrs by start of first day of the program
  • Past Junior Lifeguard Experience preferred
  • Be available for 7 of the 8 weeks 


  • 1000 yard swim (OPEN OCEAN TRYOUT)
  • 200 yard run-400 yard swim-200 yard run (OPEN OCEAN)
  • Short question and answer after completing the physical events

Tryout Date And Time:

  • Tryouts will be held on 5/19 at 9am. Please submit interest to contact below.
    *Please arrive by 8:45am with a guardian to sign a waiver
  • Huntington State Beach – Tower 11
    21601 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA


Chris Egan
Program Coordinator

offfice phone: (714) 292-6381
mobile phone: (714) 292-6381