Volusia County Looking For More Summer Lifeguards


Daytona Beach, FL - Volusia County Beach Safety will hold an additional tryout for anyone interested in becoming a summer lifeguard. It takes place from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 3, at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway. They've already held four tryouts.

Requirements for the job: applicants must be at least 16 on or before June 1 and be able to swim 500 meters freestyle in under 10 minutes, swim 50 yards freestyle in under 30 seconds, and run a half-mile in under 3 minutes, 15 seconds. Candidates considered for hire will undergo a background check, physical and drug screening.

Starting pay is $12.74 per hour. There is a $500 incentive for lifeguards if they meet criteria specifying a number of weekend workdays over their first summer. This is explained during the recruiting class.

To get a job as a Volusia County Beach Safety lifeguard, the tryout is mandatory.  If you make it through the tryouts, the lifeguard recruit class (mandatory 48-hour ocean rescue training) is next. After that, it's on to a 40-hour first responder class and CPR course or you'll have to provide proof of equivalence.

For more information, visit volusia.org/beach or call 386-239-6414.


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