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Tryout date: 6/14/2022 (Tue) 7:30am at Aliso Beach
Orientation date: 6/14/2022 10:30am at LG Headquarters


  • Arrive Early Check-in opens at 7:30AM
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age by June 14th, 2022.
  • Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at the tryout for the entire duration of the event.
  • Applicant must successfully complete a tryout course to be considered for admission to the OC Lifeguard Training Academy. The tryout consists of a 500M Swim followed by a 400M run, then another 500M swim and a final 400M run. The first 500M swim must be completed in 10 minutes or less, and the entire course must be completed in 25 minutes or less.
  • Use of fins is prohibited. A swim cap will be provided; you may wear your own swim cap underneath the provided swim cap if you wish.
  • The use of wetsuits will only be permitted if the water temperature is 59 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The water temperature will be measured on the morning of the event. Please show up prepared to swim without a wetsuit if the water temperature does not fall below the wetsuit threshold. I triathlon suit falls under the category of wetsuit and will be prohibited if the water temperature is 60 degrees or above.
  • Cadet Application must be completed before tryout.
  • Tryout Waiver must be printed and signed and brought to check-in.

Candidates that successfully complete the tryout swim will be invited to a brief interview with OC Lifeguard command staff at Lifeguard Headquarters. The interviews will take place at 10:30AM. Following the interviews, candidates may be invited to the Academy Orientation which will take place at Lifeguard Headquarters at 2:00PM. At the Orientation Meeting we will collect all completed paperwork, verify that you have procured all required equipment to participate in the Training Academy, and we will go over our expectations of you in the Training Academy. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email with the paperwork packet with detailed instructions, as well as instructions for obtaining all the required items.

Questions? Email us at info@oclg.org or call (949) 276-5050.