Cadets are junior lifeguards ages 15-17 who have been selected as leaders of the JG program and demonstrate interest in becoming Long Beach lifeguards or pursuing another career in public safety. Cadets will receive higher levels of training in first aid and rescue techniques, shadow Long Beach lifeguards, and assist JG instructors. The goal of the Cadet Program is to foster leadership skills while preparing individuals for future careers as lifeguards and in other forms of public service. 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Be at least 15 years old by July 1st, 2021

  • Complete a 500 yard open water swim in under 10 minutes

  • Be CPR certified (waiving this requirement for 2021 - all participants will have the opportunity to be certified during the Summer Program)

  • Submit a resume

  • Attend a formal interview

*JGs interested in becoming cadets should register as A's

Important Dates**

  • Cadet Recertification and Tryout Swim: May 8th, 2021

    • 9:00AM at Bayshore Lifeguard Station​

  • Interviews: TBA

  • Cadet Training Days:

    • June 23rd at JG Headquarters from 9:00am-12:00pm

    • June 24th at JG Headquarters from 9:00am-12:00pm

Cadet Schedule:​

  • Dates TBA

**Tentative schedule, all days and times subject to change

Please fill out this form to sign up for cadet tryouts!

If you are a returning cadet, you need to attend the tryout and complete the swim in order to recertify. 

Email if you have any questions!