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The 2024 Atlantic City Beach Patrol test is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th.  The tryout will consist of five (5) phases of testing.  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. 


Beach Patrol Headquarters

South Carolina Avenue Beach

Atlantic City, NJ

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024


Time:  9:00am


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:

  • Complete candidate application & waiver and submit to Beach HQ.



Prior to the 2024 lifeguard test the ACBP will provide interested candidates with a free training school to practice techniques critical to success in the lifeguard test.  This training is run by some of the best lifeguards on the ACBP who will teach the skills necessary to successfully pass the test.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend these training sessions. All candidates must attend at least one (1) session prior to testing.

When:  Starting Tuesday, May 28th                    


Times:  12pm to 4:30pm

Training will run:

Tuesday: 5/28 – Saturday: 6/1

Monday: 6/3 – Friday: 6/7

(No training on Sunday)


Location: Indiana Avenue Beach (in front of Bally’s Casino and Claridge Hotel)

  • Location subject to change depending upon beach conditions & beach erosion prior to Memorial Day.

  • If necessary, to change location, the new location will be posted to this page on the website (

  • No phone calls please!


Applicant Requirements:        

1. Must be at least 16 years old.

2. Must complete waiver and application and submit.

3. Must bring sunblock and other necessary equipment for a day at the beach. (water/towel/change of clothes)



***Interested Candidates (and Parents) please take note***

  • We are aware that a majority of candidates are still in high school past the training school start time of 12pm. We encourage you to show up as soon as possible after school. Please note, those showing up after 4pm will be turned away.

  • There is no rollcall or set mandatory reporting times, your participation is totally up to you.

  • Be advised, those who attended the training in the past have been the most successful in the testing.    

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