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. 

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

Email if you have any questions!

Qualification Requirements:

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

  • Attend the 2022 LBJG Cadet Tryout 

    • Date TBA

  • Show proof of CPR Certification

  • Submit a resume

  • Attend a formal interview

*Those interested in becoming cadets should WAIT to register until after the Cadet Tryout


Important Dates & Information**

  • Cadet Tryout: TBA

    • This year's cadet tryout will be structured differently than it has been in the past. Cadet tryouts will be required for both new and returning cadets, and will entail a swim trial, as well as a run-swim-run component. More details to follow. 

  • Interviews: TBA


Cadet Schedule:​

  • Dates TBA