The City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Lifeguards are currently recruiting men and women interested in becoming a seasonal lifeguard. With more than 40 miles of oceanfront and bay shoreline to patrol throughout the city, and an average of 17 million visitors and 6,000 rescues at local beaches each year, seasonal lifeguards are used to supplement year-round staffing during the summer. The official tryouts for seasonal lifeguard positions will be held on June 7, 8 and 9. Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit sandiego.gov/bealifeguard.
On June 5, at 7:30 a.m., current seasonal lifeguards will attend Returning Guard School (RGS), a three-day training course designed to help staff brush up on their skills and certifications. The first day will be spent on physical testing, lifeguard skills, vehicle operations, and beach management. The other two days will be spent recertifying lifeguards in CPR, Automated External Defibrillator usage, as well as Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Technician training.