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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 will track the trainee's progress and will determine 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


Academy Dates

May 14th- Weekend 1

May 20th-21st- Weekend 2

May 27th-29th- Weekend 3

June 3rd-4th- Weekend 4

*Academy locations tba

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