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  • Ben Swan

  • Beach Patrol
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  • home icon 215 Lighthouse Avenue
  •       Cape May Point, NJ 08212
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Cape May Point Beach Patrol

Since its founding in 1910, the Cape May Point Beach Patrol has experienced continual improvement in terms of services provided, preventative lifeguarding tactics, quality of personnel, and competitive efforts. We are the smallest beach patrol in the South Jersey Lifeguard Chief’s Association, yet our performance is equal to that of any patrol. Below are the requirements to pass the lifeguard test.

Beaches will be guarded Saturday, June 17th through Monday September 4th.  Swim near a lifeguard!

2023 Junior Lifeguard Program

The Cape May Point Junior Guard Program will start July 5, 2023 and run for four (4) weeks until July 27th.  It will still be three days a week; however, the format may have to be changed slightly.  Please refer to the top of this page to obtain the application.

15th Annual Cape May Point Women's Lifeguard Challenge

On Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 6:30PM female beach patrol members will have the opportunity to participate in the 15th Annual Cape May Point Women's Lifeguard Challenge. This grueling all-women’s triathlon of the sorts will consist of a 1.3 mile soft sand run, 1 mile ocean paddle, and .5 mile ocean swim. Competitors are invited from beach patrols throughout New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and New York.  It is a spectacular event and a grueling display of athletic ability and endurance.  Start & Finish are on St. Pete's Beach...come check out a night of competition and fun!               

2023 Lifeguard Tryouts

The Cape May Point Beach Patrol will be having the 2023 Lifeguard Tryouts on Saturday, June 3rd and again on Saturday, June 10th, at the Borough Building at the base of the lighthouse. Reporting time is 9:00 AM.  The test and interviews are usually over by 1:00 PM.  Bring towel, water/sport's drink, and sweat shirt.  Running shoes are a must for the mile run up and down Lighthouse Avenue.  All candidates must be 16 years of age by the time they actually sit on a stand.  Being able to swim and run are essential parts of lifeguarding, so don't underestimate the test.

Test consists of:

1.  One (1) mile run on hard surface in 7 mins. 30 seconds or under.

2.  Ocean swim approximately 500 meters: timed event under 10 minutes

3. Run-swim-run approximately 500 meters combined; timed event

4. 100 meter soft sand dash; timed event

5.  Short surf dash; timed event

6. Be in excellent cardio shape

7. Personal interview with supervisor

If chosen, there will be a week of paid rookie school.  Candidates will be certified in CPR, AED, First Aid, BBP, and AEO2 as well as USLA and SJLCA lifeguard certification.  


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