Brevard Ocean Rescue Hosting Tryouts For Lifeguards
By Matt O'Hern // March 20, 2014
Tryouts SET FOR March 22 at rockledge high
ABOVE MAP: Brevard County Ocean Rescue open tryouts will be at Rockledge High School, 220 Raider Road in Rockledge.
ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA — Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host the first of two open tryouts next week for seasonal lifeguards, looking to fill 35 positions.
Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from March to October this year.
Those trying out should be at Rockledge High School at 220 Raider Road in Rockledge by 7 a.m. on March 22.
Candidates must be at the swimming pool by 7 a.m. or they will not be permitted to test.
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 yards (20 lengths of the pool) in less than 10 minutes, complete a 2-mile run on a track in under 20 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 Ocean Rescue’s paid training academy. The starting pay for ocean lifeguards is $9.46/hour.
For additional information on the tryouts and Brevard County Ocean Rescue, please visit the department’s page at www.brevardfire.com or contact the Ocean Rescue staff at 321-633-2056.
BELOW VIDEO: Brevard County Ocean Rescue won Beach Patrol of the Year for 2013 in Florida. Honoring the department’s efforts to improve safety and protect life on Brevard’s beaches — with about 3.5 million visitors in the past year — the Board of Brevard County Commissioners presented Ocean Rescue with a resolution in January.