Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Lifeguard Tryouts
By Brevard County Fire Rescue // March 20, 2015
no lifeguarding experience is necessary
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host an open tryout for seasonal lifeguards on Saturday, March 21, looking to fill 40 positions.
Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from March to October this year.
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 under 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 $9.46/hour.
For additional information on the tryouts and Brevard County Ocean Rescue, please visit the department’s page at Brevardfire.com or contact the Ocean Rescue staff at 321-633-2056.