Summer Lifeguard Tryouts Extended

Interested in spending your summer on the beach and saving lives? If so, act fast!

Volusia County Hiring Lifeguards for the Summer

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is hiring lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer and has added an additional round of tryouts.

Swim tryout dates are Saturday, May 11, Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, May 25.

Applicants must be at least 16 on or before June 14 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 hiring will undergo a background check, physical and drug screening.

Starting pay is $11.90 per hour. There is a $500 incentive for lifeguards if they meet criteria specifying number of weekend work days over their first summer. This is explained during the recruit class.

Those who wish to participate in the selection process must attend one of the 2019 tryouts, as well as Volusia County Beach Safety’s lifeguard recruit class (mandatory 48-hour ocean rescue training). Additionally, participants must attend a 40-hour first responder class and CPR course or provide proof of equivalence.

For more information and locations/times for tryouts, call (386) 239-6414 or visit: Volusia.org/beach

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