The Junior Lifeguard Tryout is a multi-event test that tests the swimming ability, endurance, and confidence of a prospective junior lifeguard participant. This passing of the junior lifeguard swim test is a requirement prior to enrollment in the HBFD Junior Lifeguard program. This is usually performed around April and May prior to the start of the Junior Lifeguard Program.
General Tryout Information
The HBFD Junior Lifeguard Tryouts is made up of three separate events. Performed in the following order.
1. A 100-yard swim (50 Yards for Sand Crabs)
2. A treading water test
3. Underwater swim test
The Requirements to pass are as follows:
"A", "B", & "C" Divisions:
Swim 100 yards at or under one minute and 50 seconds
Tread water for five minutes
Swim underwater for 10 yards
"Sand Crab" Division:
Swim 50 yards at or under one minute and 15 seconds
Tread water for 2 minutes
Swim underwater for 5 yards
What to bring:
Goggles (optional but suggested)
Swimming Cap (optional but suggested)
Junior Lifeguard Tryouts
April 2 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 16 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 23 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 30 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PM Session Only, no Sibling Priority
May 16 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pacific Sands Cabana Club
Sand Crabs Tryouts
April 2 1 p.m. to 4:30 pm.
April 16 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PM Session Two only, no Sibling Priority
May 31 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How to Sign Up:
PLEASE CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON WWW.HBSANDS.ORG
Create an account on HB Sands to access the programming available
through HB Community & Library Services, including HBJGs and MSE classes.
February 22 - first day to create an family account
March 7 - first day to register for tryouts or other city programs
May 20 - registration closes for HBJGs
Please watch the video below for a demonstration of the tryout.