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The 2024 Atlantic City Beach Patrol test is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at Beach Patrol Headquarters. South Carolina Avenue and the Beach in Atlantic City.  The tryout will consist of five (5) phases of testing.  

Test Components:

  • 500 Meter Ocean Swim

  • 1000 Foot Singles Row

  • Competitive Surf Dashes

  • 1/2 Mile Boardwalk Run (must be under 3:45)

  • Candidate Interview

Training days for the test will be held starting on Tuesday May 28th at the Indiana Avenue Beach. More information can be found here

The Atlantic City Beach Patrol is the first established municipally paid professional lifeguard force in the United States. In the year 1891, the Atlantic City Council officially adopted the ordinance to create the agency now referred to nationwide as the “Beach Patrol” or “Constables of the Surf”. The Atlantic City Beach Patrol has established a renowned and unequalled ocean safety record since its formation. The city of Atlantic City regularly experiences the largest number of ocean rescues and medical assistance calls in the State of New Jersey every summer season since its inception.

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