Beach Patrol


The Beach Haven Beach Patrol, Ocean Rescue Division, will be hosting tryouts for any individuals interested in an Ocean Lifeguard position for 2019 Season.

The Beach Haven Beach Patrol will be holding physical abilities testing for the position of Ocean Lifeguard on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 9:00 am at our Headquarters Building on Centre Street and the Ocean.

The test will consist of a 500 meter open swim that must be completed in under 10 minutes. A timed mile run in the sand and interview are also required. Additionally, all those who successfully complete tryouts must participate in an urinalysis screening for illegal drugs.

All returning guards desiring to work the 2019 season, should contact Chief Mike Lawrence prior to May 1st, expressing their desire to guard this summer. The qualifying swim for returning guards, 500 meters in under 10 minutes in open water will be held June 1. Returning Guards should report to Headquarters for the drug test and swim test at 9:00 am.

Interested candidates should contact Chief Mike Lawrence at or 609-492-0111 X226 prior to June 1, 2019 to confirm their participation.



The Beach Haven Beach Patrol’s Lifeguard in Training Program has turned out to be very popular since its inception. The Program prepares youths who are interested in future lifeguarding positions by teaching them the basics of water safety and rescue. The value of this training was brought home most emphatically in June of 2009 when two previous participants, who were out surfing, rescued three children in addition to assisting an adult attempting to rescue the children, and brought them all safely to shore. The heroic young ladies attributed their calmness and success to the training they received in this program. Applicants must be 14 or 15 years old and must be able to swim comfortably in the ocean to participate in this program.

Junior Lifeguard Program Director
Chris Esibill

The Jr. Lifeguard Program is full at this time.  If you signed up you should hear from Chris early June.

The program has two sessions

Session one begins July 1 and ends July 19

Session two begins July 22 and ends August 9

This program aims to familiarize young people with the knowledge & skill-set of the profession of life guarding, learn ocean rescue techniques used by Beach Haven Beach Patrol & ocean safety and be introduced to CPR & First Aid Program.


Located at the Lifeguard Headquarters at the beach entrance

Hours of Operation IN SEASON

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday 10 am – 3 pm


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