Brevard Ocean Rescue to Host Tryouts for Lifeguards

Brevard County Ocean Rescue officials say they will host the first of two open tryouts Jan. 13 for seasonal lifeguards, looking to fill 30 positions.

Those hired on as ocean lifeguards will work from February to October for the 2018 year, according to a release from the county.

Those trying out are advised to meet at Rockledge High School's swimming pool, 220 Raider Rd, no later than 7 a.m. 

Officials stress the fact that candidates will not be permitted to test if they are late. 

While no lifeguarding experience is necessary, officials say candidates must be over the age of 16 by Jan. 27, 2018 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 $10.25/hour.

For additional information on the tryouts and Brevard County Ocean Rescue, interested parties can visit the department's page at www.brevardfl.gov/FireRescue/OceanServices.

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