Huntington Beach Peace Officer Try Outs | California State Peace Officer Try Outs
The California State Peace Officer try outs were held yesterday morning at Huntington Beach at Magnolia. The try outs consisted of a 1000 yard swim, and then followed by a run swim run. Applicants came from all of the State to participate in this test.
The event is run by the State of California and the Huntington State Beach lifeguards. They also launched the personal watercraft.
The 1000 yard swim was the first event. Most of the candidates wore wetsuits as the water was a cool 58 degrees. The 1000 yard swim had to be completed within 20 minutes and it was pass fail. The swim entailed swimming out to the lifeguard rescue boat and the buoy, and then swim back and run across the finish line.
Following the swim, the candidates are given a brief rest period and then they begin with the run swim run which is a 500 yard run, another 500 yard swim and 500 yard run to be completed within 10 minutes.
Congratulations to the candidates that passed this challenging event! And special congratulations to my daughter Heather Thomson who finished strong. The rest of the agility try outs were held in the afternoon at Edison High School.