• samanthadieterman

Meet Captain Jachin Hamborg!

Also, our next tryout is this Sunday, April 10, 2022. Please follow the "Enroll Now" button to learn about the tryout and make an appointment.

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  • samanthadieterman

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Camps to the position of Marine Safety - Junior Lifeguard Program Coordinator 1.

Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important role within the Marine Safety Division. He began his Ocean Lifeguard career in 2007 and promoted to Junior Lifeguard Instructor in 2011 and to Group Leader in 2019. During his tenure as a JG instructor, he has been instrumental in mentoring our community’s youth and demonstrating a passion with regard to educating youth in the ocean environment. Ryan also serves as a full-time special education teacher and head swim coach at Huntington Beach High School. He possesses a BA in Political Science from Washington State University, a single subject teaching credential from CA State University Long Beach, and a Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential from National University. Ryan was also a 7-year participant in the Junior Lifeguard program that culminated in selection to the elite Captain Corps prior to being hired as an Ocean Lifeguard. As a teacher, mentor, and coach, Ryan is committed to the success of our infamous Junior Lifeguard Program and youth in the HB community.

Ryan is engaged to his fiancée Katie and currently resides in Seal Beach. Please join us in congratulating Ryan Camps.

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  • samanthadieterman

Thank you for participating in the Huntington Beach Fire Department Junior Lifeguard Program Tryout. For this tryout on April 3, 2022, at Golden West College, there are some guidelines: your future JG must be prepared to swim; there are no changing rooms available; deck changes are not permitted; and only one parent per participant is allowed on deck. The time slots are 20 minutes so we can accommodate all the families. Attached is the map of the campus and where to park to access the pool, as well as the map of the participant’s progression.


Junior Lifeguard Tryout at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Check-In process begins at the pool gate. The HBFD Marine Safety Lifeguard staff will assign each participant a Swim Lane for the 100 yard swim. After successfully completing the Swim portion, the participant will move to Deep Water Lanes. Again, after completing that portion, which includes the 5-minute treading water and swimming underwater for 10 yards, the participant is complete. The participant and the parent will be guided to the Completion and Registration area. The HBFD Marine Safety Lifeguard staff will explain the registration process and other requirements. If you have any questions, please ask one of the HBFD Marine Safety Lifeguard staff.

See you on the deck.

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