Brevard Ocean Rescue To Host Tryouts For Lifeguards Today, Look To Fill 25 Positions

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tryouts Jan. 14 at rockledge high school

Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host the first of two open tryouts Jan. 14 for seasonal lifeguards, looking to fill 25 positions.

BREVARD COUNTY – Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host the first of two open tryouts Jan. 14 for seasonal lifeguards, looking to fill 25 positions.

Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from March to October in 2017.

Those trying out should be at the Rockledge High School swimming pool by 7 a.m. Candidates will not be permitted to test if they are late.

While no lifeguarding experience is necessary, candidates must be over the age of 16 on the day of the tryout and possess strong swimming skills. 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.

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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 Ocean Rescue’s paid training academy. The starting pay for ocean lifeguards is $9.89/hour.

Lifeguard Academy Class Dates if selected Jan. 14 (must attend all dates):
• Jan. 28 and 29
• Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12, 25 and 26
• March 4, 5, 11 and 12
(Subject to change)

For additional information on the tryouts and Brevard County Ocean Rescue, please visit the department’s page at www.brevardfire.us You can also contact Ocean Rescue staff at 321-633-2056 or email at Fire.Rescue@brevardcounty.us


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