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Academy Information

The Academy is a rigorous 80-hour program that takes place over the course of 8 days in the Spring. Trainees will need to demonstrate they have learned all necessary skills required of a Long Beach Lifeguard. The training cadre tracks the trainee's progress and determines if they have successfully passed the training academy. After successfully completing the training academy, trainees will become recurrent seasonal lifeguards and will be able to select their summer schedule. Summer schedules are full-time 40-hrs per week with possible overtime.

Training Includes:

  • Lifeguard tactics

  • Lifeguard Operations

  • First Aid

  • Rescue Buoys

  • Rescue Boards

  • Timed Events

  • D.O.T. First responder

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation


2023 Academy Dates

May 18th- Orientation

May 19th- Training Day 1

May 25th-27th- Training Days 2-4

June 1st - 2nd- Training Days 5- 6

June 8th- 9th- Training Days 7- 8

June 15th- First Day of Summer

All academy days are tentatively scheduled at 8am

*Academy locations tba

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