Delaware State Parks
Beach Patrol

Contact: Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396


2018 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts

Potential applicants should reserve one of the following dates by phone or email:
Sunday March 11
Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 15
Sunday, April 22

Held at the Sussex County YMCA, Rehoboth Beach
About tryouts, and what to bring

Call or email to reserve your space:
(302) 632-0396


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!

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 — Emergency Responder Training CPR/AED/First Aid Training
  • Helicopter — Open Water Rescue Program
  • Sussex County EMS — Medic Assistant Training