Delaware State Parks
Beach Patrol

Contact: Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396


2017 Ocean Lifeguard Tryouts

Saturday, March 18
Sunday, April 2
Saturday, April 8
Saturday, April 29   
8 a.m. start time - arrive early and prepared to swim 
About tryouts, and what to bring

Tryout Location:
Carl Freeman Pool & Fitness Center
38994 Westway Dr.
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Call or email to reserve your space:
(302) 539-4511 Email:

Ocean rescue is a demanding job, and our experienced staff will prepare you to meet every challenge.

Attention, Business Owners!

Support the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol Program AND promote your business on Delaware State Parks beaches!

We offer:

• Prime beach locations: Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, and Fenwick Island

• Competitive Salary: $13.00/hour

• Nationally Recognized USLA Training Standards

• Physical Fitness Strengthening

• Participation in Ocean Lifeguard Competitions

• Beach housing (limited availability)

As a United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Advanced Certified Agency, we offer the following paid training:

  • Delaware State Parks Ocean Rescue Training DOT — First Responder Training CPR/AED/First Aid Training
  • Helicopter — Open Water Rescue Program
  • Sussex County EMS — Medic Assistant Training