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    Guard Requirements 2019

    After you send in your application look for your name listed under applicants. If you do not see your name listed, email me and find out why.  It may simply be an oversight.

    Guard requirements.

    Attend the swim, run, interview on May 11, from 5:00-7:00.

    The following lists the prerequisites for becoming a BEACH lifeguard:

    · Swim 500 meters in under 9:45 minutes for beach guards.

    ·  Run 1 mile in under 10:00 minutes.

    Beach guards - your entire first summer's performance, as well as in rookie school will also have an impact if you remain a beach guard or get moved to the pool.  During rookie school you will be expected to swim a mile as well as use lifeguard equipment such as paddle boards and kayaks.  Running will be involved, use of radio's, first aid training, and use of torps and line during rescues.  During big water days you will also be evaluated on rescue drills.

    You will also not start work until rookie school is completed in June.  If you have experience from a previous beach we may waive the start date for you but you will attend 1-2 days of rookie school so you go through all of our procedures.


    The following lists the prerequisites for becoming a POOL lifeguard:

    ·NEW POOL GUARDS - Swim 200 meters (untimed) for first year only.  You will then also have an interview. 

      Come on May 11, 2019 at 4:45 to the Neptune Aquatic Center and do your 200 yard swim and interview.



    • ·CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and basic First Aid -BEACH GUARDS ONLY
    • Pool guards must also have LGT.

    This is only required if you are hired, no guard will start work unless cards are on file
    · Commit to working from Memorial Day through Labor Day; as per the agreement between the Boro of Spring Lake and the Guards of Spring Lake, employees returning to college before Labor Day may end their season three days before the start of class.

    RETURNING POOL GUARDS - you need to do the on-line data base form, make sure all certifications are up to date, and email Diana Strizki about availability.


    You now can swim test anytime from March 1, on.  Go to the Neptune pool and there is a form for you do test with the Neptune Guards.  College students - hopefully you can do this on spring break.
    Otherwise you will  test in the North end pool the night of the organizational meeting May 23 at 4:00.
    The run test will be over Memorial weekend or one of the preseason weekends.

    All returning and new hires, we will have an organizational meeting on May 23, at 5:30 at North End.  Hopefully most of you can make it, we will go over paperwork, uniforms, and additional information.