OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) – You have a chance to become a new lifeguard in Ocean City, New Jersey. Ocean City Beach Patrol held the second round of lifeguard tryouts Monday morning as part of an effort to address an ongoing lifeguard shortage affecting beaches and pools across the Jersey Shore.
Before last year, Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) only held lifeguard tryouts in June, but Allan Karas, OCBP’s director of operations, said the August tryouts gave more opportunities to people who want to be a lifeguard, but who couldn’t make it to the June tryouts.
Karas said they’ve had to shut down parts of the beach because of the ongoing lifeguard shortage.
The tryouts include a swim test, paddling boarding, a half-mile run, and more.
All candidates have to be 16, and must also complete an interview.