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, 2020

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

  • Be CPR certified

  • Submit a resume

  • Attend a formal interview

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

Important Dates:

  • Cadet Recertification and Tryout Swim: Wednesday, June 24th at 9:00AM at Bayshore Lifeguard Station (5415 E. Ocean Blvd.)

  • Interviews: Thursday, June 25th and Friday, June 26th (Times TBA)

  • Cadet Training Days:

    • Tuesday, June 30th from 9:00am-11:00am

    • Wednesday, July 1st from 9:00am-11:00am

Cadet Schedule:​

  • Dates TBD

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

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