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Friday-Saturday! Do you have what it takes to save a life…for a living?

Try out for an incredibly rewarding career!

Ocean Safety is having tryouts on August 2nd and 3rd at Ala Moana Beach Park starting 8 am. Be there!

You must meet ALL the requirements in order to tryout – no exceptions. And You Can Do It!

Good luck!

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Honolulu Emergency Services Department

Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division



(Part-time, On-Call Contract)

Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3, 2019

Registration and tryouts will be held at 8:00 a.m. on the above dates at Ala Moana Beach Park Ocean Safety Training Center behind lifeguard Tower 1B.


The Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division will be conducting a physical performance examination for employment opportunities as part-time, on-call contract hire beach lifeguards.

STARTING AT $20.60 Per Hour


Applicants must:

  • Have a current Drivers License.
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED (General Educational Development).
  • Provide proof of completion of the American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Training Class
  • Provide proof of completion of a Basic First Aid Class.
  • Provide proof of completion of the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Class or the American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Class.

Only applicants who meet the above requirements will be allowed to take the performance exam, all documents must be provided on the day of examinations – no exceptions.


The physical performance examination is a strenuous activity. The performance examination consists of the following events:

1. 1000 Yards Run and 1000 Yard Swim Time:  Under 25:00 Minutes
2. 400 Yards Rescue Board Paddle Time:  Under 4:00 Minutes
3. Run-Swim-Run 100 Yards each length Time:  Under 3:00 Minutes

Last Updated: 22 July 2019

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