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  • The tryout will consist of a 600-yard pool swim in 10 minutes or less and a 1.5-mile run at the UWF track in 12 minutes or less.
  • The minimum age requirement is 16-years-old.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • 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.

The minimum requirements are non-negotiable and are conditions of employment.

You must be present at a tryout to be considered for employment. Please bring your driver's license and any certifications with you. Please arrive ~15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.

Instructions on how to apply for the position will be given at tryouts.

Upcoming Tryout Dates:

December 2024
(Exact dates to be announced later)

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.

Starting hourly rate is $18.35

If you have any questions, please contact the lifeguard team

Lifeguard Tryouts
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