Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Lifeguard Tryouts Feb. 2 at Rockledge High School’s Pool
By Space Coast Daily // January 28, 2019
Candidates will be required to swim 500 meters in less than 10 minutes
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host tryouts for seasonal lifeguards on Feb. 2. Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from February to October for the 2019 year.
Those trying out should meet at Rockledge High School’s swimming pool, located at 220 Raider Road, no later than 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 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.
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 $10.39/hour.
The mandatory Lifeguard Academy class dates for candidates selected are February 15, 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24; and March 2 and 3.
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