Daytona Beach, FL - It's time again for Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue to begin the hiring process for summer lifeguards. Captain Tammy Malphurs said this in one of the best summertime jobs around the county. Besides getting to go to the beach, the starting pay is $12.37 per hour.
Swim tryout dates begin this Saturday, February 22. at the Ormond Beach YMCA from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and in the afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA. Malphurs describes the qualifications, "The tryouts consist of swimming 500 meters freestyle in under 10 minutes, swimming 50 yards freestyle in under 30 seconds, and running a half-mile in under three minutes." If you can't make the tryouts this weekend, there are four more scheduled over the next three weekends.
Once you make it through the tryouts, it's on to the mandatory 48-hour ocean rescue training and mandatory 40-hours first responder class and CPR course or provide proof of equivalence.
During recruitment, you'll hear about the $500 incentive. That's available if you meet the criteria specifying the number of weekend and holiday workdays over your first summer. Malphurs said that weekends and holidays are important times to have as many lifeguards as possible on the beach.
If you need more information, you can find it at volusia.org/beach or by calling 386-239-6414.