RETURNING CADETS from the 2021 Summer Program are required to attend the 2022 Cadet Tryout

Cadets are junior lifeguards ages 15-17 who demonstrate leadership, strong physical abilities, and are interested in becoming Long Beach lifeguards or pursuing another career in public service. Cadets receive higher levels of training in first aid and rescue techniques, shadow Long Beach lifeguards, and assist instructors as needed. The goal of the Cadet Program is to foster leadership skills while preparing individuals for future careers as lifeguards or other forms of public service. 

LBUSD students with at least one year of cadet experience are eligible to apply for the LBUSD Cadet Internship program. 

  • Be at least 15 years old by July 1st, 2022

  • Submit a resume

  • Attend a formal interview (dates to be emailed out to candidates)

  • No prior training or Junior Guard experience is required

  • Fill out this form to confirm your attendance at tryouts

TRYOUTS: Saturday, March 26th at 8:30AM and Wednesday, March 23rd at 4:00pm
  • Location

    • 2100 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803 (Long Beach Lifeguard Headquarters)

    • Directions (from Ocean Blvd.)

      • Turn south onto Junipero Ave. and continue down the ramp​
      • At the bottom of the ramp, turn right into the parking lot
      • Continue to the end of the parking lot
      • Long Beach Lifeguard Headquarters is the large gray building at the far west end of the parking lot
  • Event Schedule

    • ​4:00 p.m. / 8:30 a.m. Check-in 

      • All applicants must submit a resume and fill out the cadet application form at check-in

      • Picture ID required (school ID or Driver's License)

    • 4:30 p.m. / 9:00 a.m. Briefing
    • 5:00 p.m. / 9:30 a.m. 1,000-yard Ocean Swim
    • 5:30 p.m. / 10:00 a.m. Run-Swim-Run

  • Interviews

    • Those who qualify will be sent an email with their interview date and time (TBA)



Any questions regarding the Cadet Program, please email