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The ACBP will be holding open tryouts on Saturday June 10, 2023 for any interested candidates. 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. 

Test Details are as follows:

When:  Saturday June 10, 2023

Time:   9:00am Sharp Reporting Time


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:

  • Complete candidate application & waiver

  • Attend at least one (1) training session to assess your safe boating skills

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

2023 Training School Info

Prior to the 2023 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: 12pm - 5pm starting Tuesday 5/30

Training will run:

Tuesday: 5/30 – Saturday: 6/3

Monday: 6/5 – Friday: 6/9

(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 

  • If necessary, to change location, the new location will be posted to the beach patrol 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 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 be aware, 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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