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By Zara Flores

Though the 2020 Junior Lifeguard Program was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Clemente will again hold its City Lifeguard Position tryouts on Sunday, Feb. 21. The tryouts will be held at the Marine Safety Division Headquarters. 

Candidates will compete in a series of swimming and running challenges, as well as an interview after successful completion of the physical portion of the tryouts. The top candidates overall will be invited to a training program scheduled from the end of March through April. 

Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 7, with a valid work permit and signed parental consent if younger than 18. 

Applicants can see hourly pay for the positions and can apply online at or apply in person at the Marine Safety Division Headquarters. 

The tryouts and training program will comply with COVID-19 safety measures, according to the city.

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