Delaware State Parks
Beach Patrol

Contact: Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396


2018 Ocean Lifeguard Positions

Positions for summer 2018 are expected to be filled soon. To try out for a remaining slot, contact Kris Knutsen immediately:

Phone: (302) 632-0396
Tryouts are held at the Sussex County YMCA, Rehoboth Beach
About tryouts, and what to bring


Ocean rescue is a demanding job, and our experienced staff will prepare you to meet every challenge. Plus you'll be eligible for a Wilmington University scholarship!

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 — Emergency Responder Training CPR/AED/First Aid Training
  • Helicopter — Open Water Rescue Program
  • Sussex County EMS — Medic Assistant Training