Lifeguard Operations

Tryouts for 2024 Seasonal Lifeguard Positions

Looking for strong swimmers with a great attitude.

  • Saturday, March 2nd, 10am

  • Sunday, March 3rd, 10am

  • If unable to attend a scheduled tryout date e-mail [email protected] to request a walk-in

Tryouts held at Lake Mission Viejo North Beach, 22555 Olympiad Rd., Mission Viejo, CA 92692.

A timed 550-yard swim which must be completed  in under 9 minutes and 50 seconds, followed by an interview for applicants who successfully complete the swim.



Basic Lifeguard Academy starts March 23rd, 2024. Summer season officially starts on June 7th, 2024.


$18.25 (96-hour training academy paid at $16.50/hr)


Up to 40 hours per week


The Lifeguard Department is seeking candidates for Seasonal Lifeguard positions for Summer 2024. You must be at least 16 years of age by March 22, 2024. Part-time work may also be available throughout the year. Applicants must attend a tryout on either Feb. 24th, Feb. 25th, or Mar. 2nd at 10:00AM. Tryouts will be held at Lake Mission Viejo North Beach at 22555 Olympiad Rd., Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Tryouts consist of a timed 550-yard swim which you must complete in under 9 minutes and 50 seconds. Applicants who pass the swim test will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be held in the afternoon the day of your tryout.

Call Lifeguard Headquarters at (949) 770-1313 ext. 218 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. If you wish to tryout and are unable to make a tryout date, please contact us.

All applicants under 18 years of age on the day of their tryout must have a Swim Release Form, with parent/legal guardian signature, prior to trying out. The Swim Release Form can be found by following the above link.


We invite you to tryout if you are a strong swimmer, with a strong sense of responsibility, who likes to work outdoors. Applicants invited forward from tryouts will attend a paid 12-day lifeguard training academy, held on the following six weekends:


March 23rd & 24th

March 30th & 31st

April 6th & 7th

April 13th & 14th

April 20th & 21st

April 27th & 28th


Training classes will run from 8:00AM – 5:00PM, unless stated otherwise, and ALL TRAINING DATES MUST BE ATTENDED. Call 949-770-1313 ext. 218 with any questions. Applicants must be 16 years of age by March 22, 2024, a strong swimmer, and in good physical condition. Eyesight must be correctable to 20/40. Acceptance to training is conditional on successfully passing a drug test and medical exam. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must also pass a background check. Work permits will be required for anyone under the age of 18 by 2:00PM on March 22, 2024 – MANDATORY.



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