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Pensacola Beach Lifeguards Hosting Two Tryouts in December

Published Aug 26, 2022

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host two tryout events in December for individuals looking for a challenging, rewarding and exciting job with a starting pay of $18.33/hour.

Tryout dates:

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. or
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. 

The tryouts will take place at the University of West Florida Aquatic Center, located at 11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 72. Applicants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early and to bring all relevant certifications to the tryout event. 

Position requirements for employment include the following:

  • Able to swim 600 yards in a pool in 10 minutes or less
  • Able to run 1.5 miles on a track in 12 minutes or less
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is preferred

Attending and passing a tryout is required to be considered for employment. If you pass the physical tests in the allotted time and meet all of the other requirements, you will be scheduled for an interview. If selected to be hired, you will receive paid training. Training includes, but is not limited to, successfully passing 80 hours of open water training and emergency medical training.

Student and non-student applications for lifeguards will open in November.

For more information, contact Water Safety Deputy Chief Alexander Johnson at 850-503-1799 or at

To watch a Pensacola Beach Lifeguards highlight video, click here.

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The 2022 Pensacola Beach Lifeguards

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