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Volusia County Junior Lifeguard Tryouts

Edgewater YMCA: 8 to 10 a.m. DeLand YMCA: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Port Orange YMCA: 2 to 4 p.m.
Eligibility: Ages 9 to 15
Requirements: Swim 100 yards in 2 minutes, 15 seconds. Tread water for 5 minutes. Swim underwater for 10 feet

Volusia County’s Junior Lifeguard Program was created in 1990 to introduce youth to ocean swimming, lifesaving techniques and beach ecology. The program promotes team work, discipline, commitment, sportsmanship, and respect for the environment and other team members.
Junior Lifeguards will get plenty of exercise, participating in daily swimming, running, paddling and surfing drills. Additionally, they will receive instruction, participate in hands-on lifesaving training, and be exposed to a variety of beachrelated subjects including surf hazards, marine science, environmental hazards, marine life and beach conservation.