LA County lifeguard recruitment underway

Interested in becoming a lifeguard?

LA County Parks and Recreation is currently recruiting pool lifeguards and lake lifeguards for the 2024 season. 

If you're interested, there will be two upcoming tryout dates:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 Arcadia Park Pool (8-12)
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 Castaic Aquatic Center (8-12)

There's also a program for those who want to train to become a lifeguard. The Lifeguard Recruitment Program will help train individuals ages 16-24 to become a lifeguard.

The first step in the process is to take the LA County Lifeguard Test. If you are interested, you can apply online or in-person.

If you want to become a lifeguard but need a refresher on swimming or don't know how to swim at all, the county has got you covered.

The Department is running the Lifeguard Ready Training Program; a free program for diverse candidates ages 16-24 who would like to become a County Lifeguard and gain the skills needed to do so. 

Here are the requirements if you want to become a pool lifeguard:

  • Swim 500 yards in 10 minutes
  • Be at least 16 at time of appointment
  • Have at least 20/30 vision in each eye with correction, and at least 20/200 with both eyes open, without correction.

Here are the requirements if you want to become a lake lifeguard:

  • Swim 1000 meters in 18 minutes or less
  • Be at least 16 years old by time of swim exam
  • Have at least 20/30 in each eye without correction (see job bulletin)
  • Have a valid California Class C Drivers License

To learn more about the recruitment program, requirements, and application process, tap or click here.