The Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Try-Outs are going to be held this weekend at Huntington State Beach.
The minimum qualifications for the Huntington State Beach lifeguard try outs are as follows: The lifeguard candidate must posses a valid Class C California driver’s license, also with a good driving record at the time of appointment. The lifeguard candidates must have the ability to read and write English. They must also posses the physical strength to rescue a victim who may be struggling in the water. Additionally, all candidates are required to have the visual and hearing acuity necessary to detect and rescue a struggling victim in the water.
The lifeguard candidate must be able to swim a 1,000 yard open water swim. There is a time limit of 20 minutes. Following the initial swim, there is a continuous 200 yard run, 400 yard swim, 200 yard run which must be completed in 10 minutes.
There will also be lifeguard requalifications which will be held on the same day. The re-quals preceed the lifeguard tryouts.
Many of the lifeguards and candidates do not wear wetsuits. The candidates must take into account the water conditions, current, waves while swimming competitively to reach the goal of within 20 minutes. The photo below was of some dolphins who decided to join the swimmers for their test!
The photos in this post were taken last year, and not only the air temp was very chilly, but the water temp was as well. This weekend the air temp is going to be warmer (in the high 60’s or low 70’s – per weather).
It is a great job, and I have great respect for these young men and women who are public servants, and keep the public safe.
The following is a list of the dates for the State Lifeguard Try-Outs:
Huntington State Beach Saturday, March 5, 2011 9:00 am
Silver Strand State Beach Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:00 am
Rio Del Mar State Beach Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:00 am
South Carlsbad State Beach Sunday, March 13, 2011 9:00 am
Leo Carrillo State Park Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:00 am
Crystal Cove State Park Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:00 am
Monterey State Beach Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:00 am
San Clemente State Beach Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:00 am
Refugio State Beach Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:00 am
Oceano Dunes SVRA Saturday, April 2, 2011 9:00 am
Ventura (San Buenaventura) State Beach Sunday, April 3, 2011 9:00 am