How To Apply

Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396 or Bryan John (302) 227-2800 x106

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

  • 550 Yard Swim within 10 minutes
  • 2 Mile Beach Run within 20 minutes
  • 25 Push-ups within 60 seconds
  • 25 Sit-ups within 60 seconds
  • 100 Yard soft sand sprint (timed)
  • 25 Yard Sprint Swim (timed)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16

If you are interested in applying for the position of Ocean Lifeguard and would like more information about the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol, please contact us at (302) 227-2800 ext. 106 or (302) 632-0396.

2015 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts


Bethany Beach Tryouts

Saturday, March 7
Sunday, March 15
Tuesday April 7th
Sunday, April 19th
Saturday, May 2nd
All tryouts at 8 a.m. SHARP

Carl Freeman Fitness Center- Sea Colony
38994 West Way Drive
Bethany Beach, DE 19930


University of Delaware Tryouts

Saturday, April 4
10 a.m. SHARP

University of Delaware
Carpenter Sports Building
Harry W. Rawstrom - Indoor Pool
26 North College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716


Registration is not necessary - just attend a tryout!


Questions? Call Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396, or contact Bryan John at (302) 227-2800 x106 or Bryan.John@state.de.us