How To Apply

Contact: Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396

2018 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts

Call or email to reserve your space

Phone: (302) 632-0396

Tryout Location:
Sussex Family YMCA
20080 Church St.
Rehoboth Beach, DE

No experience is necessary, but minimum physical fitness standards and swimming ability are required:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 at time of hire
  • 550-yard swim within 10 minutes, freestyle stroke only
  • Demonstrate acceptable back- and side-strokes
  • 25-yard swim within 18 seconds
  • Simulated 25-yard rescue tow with 10# diving brick
  • 2-mile beach run within 20 minutes
  • 100-yard soft sand sprint within 20 seconds
  • 30 push-ups within 60 seconds
  • 30 sit-ups within 60 seconds
  • 25-yard soft sand stand drag

Items to bring to your tryout: Swim suit, towel, sweats, running shoes, contact info for references, driver’s license, social security card, direct deposit info.

If you are interested in applying for the position of Ocean Lifeguard or would like more information about the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol, please contact Kris Knutsen at or (302) 632-0396.