2015 ASSISTANT TRYOUT & INTERVIEW
Houghton M. Roberts Beach Monterey State Beach
Bring: Fins (if you have them), wetsuits, uniform parts and pieces, running shoes, lunch and water, sunscreen, other things for a normal Junior Guard day.
ABOUT THE ASSISTANTS
The Junior Lifeguard Assistant Program is a volunteer job development program for youths ages 15 - 17. The program provides veteran Junior Lifeguards with the skills and experience needed for possible future employment as a professional Lifeguard.
Volunteer Assistants work under the close supervision of the Junior Lifeguard instructor staff to help safeguard the Junior Lifeguard Program area during all aquatic and beach activities.
NEW CHANGES: PLEASE READ BELOW
Because such a large number of our assistants become professional Seasonal Lifeguards, it has been decided that the Assistant Program will be more like that position, though they will still work on a volunteer basis. Assistants will now be hired based on swimming ability, work ethic, availability for trainings and sessions, responsibility and accountability, ocean experience, and willingness to be a role model to the Junior Guards.We also expect that the assistants will attend other Junior Guard functions, such as the Junior Guard tryouts at the Monterey Sports Center. They will be respected, well trained and better prepared for job searching in the future. Just like our Seasonal Lifeguards, they will pass a distance swim test and run swim run test in the ocean. Upon successful completion of the swim tests in the alloted time, candidates will be given an interview time for later that afternoon. This is an interview to dress and prepare for.
500 yard Swim
100 yard run, 200 yard swim, 100 yard run
**Following acceptance**, there will be a training before the start of Session I on June 6th.
The sessions will consist of medical training including:
-Rescue board skills
To sign up, we ask that a parent or guardian show up at the beach on the day of the tryout to complete the necessary paperwork for their minor (see below).
Please review the forms listed below.