Series of poolside tryouts slated for 2015 city lifeguard positions
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Those interested in taking a shot at a lifeguard job for the summer of 2015 with San Diego Lifeguard Services will have ample opportunities to prove their skills and lifesaving techniques.

Lifeguard jobs start at $16.23 an hour, according to city officials.

The tryouts will be held on multiple days in September, October and January at 1000 West Mission Bay Drive at Ventura Cove, east of the Belmont Park roller coaster next to the Bahia Hotel.

Applicants must swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants who pass.

Tryouts begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 4-5, Oct. 1-4 and Jan. 8-10.

Applicants will need a valid government-issued identification card with a photograph, i.e., a drivers license, military ID, DMV-issued identification card or passport. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have the legal right to work in the U.S. at the time of the application.

Candidates must be 18 years old by June 12, 2015. Candidates between the ages of 17 and 18 years old must have a parent or guardian present at the time of testing to sign a waiver form.

Successful candidates who are offered employment will be paid to attend the Miramar Lifeguard Academy, but only after passing a comprehensive medical exam and fingerprint check.

Applicants must apply online at Here, they will create an account, an application and go to “open job opportunities” to apply for Lifeguard 1 - T10532-201406.

If the application is approved, applicants will receive an email and will need to self-schedule the swim test. Applications must be made at least two weeks in advance of the date of the desired swim test.

The application period ends Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call

(619) 221-8844.
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