Lifeguard positions available with South Walton Fire District

January 2, 2015

swfdsurfTryouts Jan. 9

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is currently accepting lifeguard applications for the upcoming 2015 beach season.

Position Requirements include:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • high school diploma
  • able to work weekends and public holidays
  • in good physical condition
  • possession of a valid Florida driver’s license
  • complete a 500 meter swim in less than 10 minutes
  • complete a 1.2 mile beach run in less than 11:30 minutes
  • successful completion of background check and drug screen

Upon employment, candidates must successfully complete the SWFD’s 40 Hour Open Water Lifeguard Orientation (USLA Curriculum), and Emergency Medical Responder/CPR Course.

Swim tryouts are at 08:30 a.m. on January 9, 2015 at the indoor pool in Rosemary Beach. You will need to bring your driver’s license and social security card.

Emergency Medical Responder/CPR Class will commence February 28.

Entry level pay: $13.00 per hour/ approx. 40 hour work week.

Lifeguard towers are located at the following (10) regional access points: Inlet Beach, Santa Clara Beach Access , Van Ness Butler Beach Access, Blue Mountain Beach, Gulfview Heights, Ed Walline Park, Dune Allen, Miramar Beach – 2 locations.

If you are interested in this opportunity, complete the APPLICATION and return it to SWFD at 911 N. County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5371. Completed applications and questions may also be e-mailed to

Application Deadline is February 3, 2015.