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The Los Angeles City Lifeguard Service has been around since 1918 and operates under two divisions, open water and pools. Read about the history of lifeguarding in the City of Los Angeles.

The L.A. City Open Water Lifeguards are highly trained to USLA standards and perform lifeguard services at five of the City’s open water facilities, and are the core of the Los Angeles City Lifeguard Association. See our lifeguard videos page to download some great open water lifeguarding videos! Check out a Real-time Surf Report for Cabrillo Beach.

The L.A. City Pool Lifeguards operate all of the City's pool facilities, providing lifeguard services, swim lessons, and perform pool maintenance and upkeep. The City of Los Angeles is the second largest pool lifeguarding agency in the country, and have more lifeguards than any other lifeguarding operation in California.

The City of Los Angeles employs over 700 seasonal lifeguards, and conducts hiring each year.

Read about our Lifeguard Association, signup online, or contact us.


Check out the rare surf at Inner Cabrillo Beach!

Check out our 2012 Lifeguard Rescue Video!

See the schedule of this years lifeguard competitions

Pictures of an epic Hike around the entire Palos Verdes Pennisula

Some of our Lifeguards go above and beyond! Lifeguard Awards