The ACBP will be holding open tryouts during this week of 6/14 - 6/18 for any interested candidates. The tryout will consist of all phases of our usual testing. Those who were unsuccessful in last Saturday's test here in AC are encouraged to try again. Anyone testing is required to have rowed at least one (1) time in a Van Duyne rescue boat prior to the tryout to be eligible to participate. 

Test Details are as follows:

When:  Week of 6/14 - 6/18 daily.


Beach Patrol Headquarters

South Carolina Avenue Beach

Atlantic City, NJ

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

 *Minimum standard requirement of Open Water Ocean Lifeguards

How to apply and make an appointment for testing:

  • Show up at Beach Patrol Headquarters to set a date and time

  • Complete candidate application & waiver

  • Bring bathing suit, towel, dry clothes, sunblock, water, and sneakers