Delaware State Parks
Beach Patrol

Contact: Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396


2017 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts

Saturday, March 18
Sunday, April 2
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, April 29   
8 a.m. start time - arrive early and prepared to swim 
About tryouts, and what to bring

Tryout Location:
Carl Freeman Pool & Fitness Center
38994 Westway Dr.
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Call or email to reserve your space:
(302) 539-4511 Email:

Ocean rescue is a demanding job, and our experienced staff will prepare you to meet every challenge. Plus you'll be eligible for a Wilmington University scholarship!

Attention, Business Owners!

Support the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol Program AND promote your business on Delaware State Parks beaches!

We offer:

• Prime beach locations: Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, and Fenwick Island

• Competitive Salary: $13.00/hour

• Nationally Recognized USLA Training Standards

• Physical Fitness Strengthening

• Participation in Ocean Lifeguard Competitions

• Beach housing (limited availability)

As a United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Advanced Certified Agency, we offer the following paid training:

  • Delaware State Parks Ocean Rescue Training DOT — First Responder Training CPR/AED/First Aid Training
  • Helicopter — Open Water Rescue Program
  • Sussex County EMS — Medic Assistant Training