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Lifeguard Performance Tests

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USLA test Ocean Rescue

Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue requires lifeguards to undergo a rigorous annual in-service training curriculum and schedule that meets and/or exceeds the United States Lifesaving Association’s requirement for Agency Certification.

This includes the following requirements:ramp

  • All lifeguards to receive at least 40 hours of supervised open-water lifesaving training and preventive lifeguard skills.
  • Every six months, skills testing in CPR, and 500 meter swim in under 10 minutes.
  • Requiring daily physical training of between 30 to 45 minutes, in the morning, for swimming, running, paddleboard training, weight training, and medical training.
  • Minimum credentials as Emergency Medical Responders; most have earned Emergency Medical Technician certification and some have a Paramedic certification.
  • Meeting all standards for Emergency Medical Technician for the state of Florida


Training in Basic Life Support and/or encouraging training in Advanced Life Support in the marine environment in conjunction with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.

If interested in becoming a part of FLOR please contact our office : 954-828-4595

                                                                                              Or HR : 954-828-5300