Thank you for
your interest in becoming a member of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol.
Since 1921, the beach patrol has been assisting distressed swimmers
and beach bathers on Rehoboth’s beaches. Needless to say, we are very
concerned about the quality of personnel that protect and serve our beach
employment as ocean rescue personnel must meet several criteria to be
considered for a position of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol.
They are as follows:
pre-employment test will be given on the dates listed below.
Please meet at the Milford Boys & Girls Club located at 503 Airport Road,
Milford, Delaware 19963.
To be considered
for hire, all parts of the following test must be passed:
Run 1 mile continuously (must complete in under
Push-ups (Females- 30 push-ups in 1 minute
(Females- 40 sit-ups in 1 minute
4. Swim 500 meters/550 yards (must complete in under 10 minutes
Sprint swim 50 yards (must complete in under 40
6. 25 yard underwater swim without surfacing
Perform pool rescues (cross-chest)
Without equipment of any sort, perform a simulated rescue: swim 50
yards to passive victim; move victim to horizontal position; tow victim
using a cross chest carry 25 yards back to shallow end of pool; release
on command. Do not let go of
victim before instructed to do so and do not make contact with pool bottom
or walls at any time.
Perform the following deep-water rescue: while in a short approach
to the victim, observe victim sink beneath pool surface.
Upon reaching victim’s former position perform a surface dive to
bottom of pool (8 feet deep) and return victim to the surface
in a cross-chest carry.
items must be brought to the test site or participation will not be
performance test, Captain Buckson will conduct a brief interview with each
Please call to
schedule the test session that will be most convenient for you.
Captain Buckson (302)
City Hall (302) 227-6181
Pre-Employment Testing Sessions:
March 17, 2013
(start time 11am)
Call Captain Buckson for testing info - 302-227-5426
Please feel free
to call about any questions or concerns you might have.
While entry to the Rehoboth Beach Patrol is difficult and time
consuming, it is well worth the effort.
Rehoboth has one of the finest open water beach patrols in the
United States. Members of the
patrol make friendships that endure a lifetime. Work Hard-Play Hard.
All first year
guards must pass the traditional ‘Rookie Test’.
To be eligible for this test a rookie must have a minimum of 25
workout days prior to the day of the test.
The test is a 10-event competition in which the declared winner is
the patrol’s Rookie-of-the-Year.
Not to mention being recognized as a superior athlete and
This person receives a paid day off and the Captains Plaque. The
testing date usually falls between the 2nd and 3rd
week of July. The two-day
competition consists of the following events:
½ Mile Run