BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host open tryouts for seasonal lifeguards on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Candidates selected as ocean lifeguards will work from March to October 2018.
Applicants trying out should be at the Rockledge High School swimming pool located at 220 Raider Road no later than 7 a.m. Candidates will not be permitted to test if they are late.
Although no life-guarding experience is necessary, candidates must possess strong swimming skills and be over the age of 16 by March 10, the first day of training.
All candidates must bring a valid driver’s license, Social Security card, appropriate swim attire, a towel, and running shoes.
Candidates will be required to swim 500 meters in less than 10 minutes, complete a 1-mile run on a track in less than 10 minutes and perform a physical agility test that includes push-ups.
Advanced registration is not required. However, applicants are reminded that testing will begin promptly and anyone arriving after testing begins will not be permitted to try out.
If selected, completion of the hiring process is dependent on the candidate’s ability to pass a background test and successful completion of Brevard County Ocean Rescue’s paid training academy.
The starting pay for Brevard County Ocean Rescue lifeguards is $10.24/hour.
Lifeguard Academy Class Dates for selected candidates (Must attend all dates):
March 10,11,17,18,24, and 25
April 14,15,21,22,28, and 29
(Subject to Change)
For additional information on the tryouts and Brevard County Ocean Rescue, please visit the department’s page at http://www.brevardfl.gov/FireRescue/OceanServices. You can also contact an Ocean Rescue staff member at 321-633-2056 or email at Fire.Rescue@brevardfl.gov.
Photo credit: Brevard County Ocean Rescue