Volusia County, FL – Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is calling all those who are interested in becoming a lifeguard this summer to try out in February and in March.
The Beach Safety Division is looking to hire 150 part-time lifeguards for the beaches this summer. All applicants must be at least 16-years-old on or before June 1, and applicants must be able to swim a 500-meter freestyle in under 10 minutes and 15 seconds. Candidates must undergo a background check, physical, and drug screening, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.
The pay for starting lifeguards is $11.44 per hour, and there may be a $500 incentive for lifeguards who meet certain criteria for the number of weekend work days.
Tryouts for lifeguards will be on the following days:
- Feb. 17: 8 AM to 11 AM at the Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach; and noon to 3 PM at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach
- Feb. 24: 8 AM to 11 AM at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; and noon to 3 PM at the Cypress Aquatic Center
- March 3: 8 AM to 11 AM at the Ormond Beach YMCA; and 1 PM to 4 PM at the Cypress Aquatic Center
- March 10: 8 AM to 11 AM at the Port Orange YMCA; and 1 PM to 3 PM at the Cypress Aquatic Center
For those who meet the requirements, there is a required 40-hour first-responder and CPR class.
Those who qualify must also attend recruit classes on the following days:
- Class 1: 8 AM to 4 PM March 12-17
- Class 2: 8 AM to 4 PM April 7, 8, 15, 16, 21, and 22
The first day of each class will start at Daytona State College’s Aquatic Center. All other classes will be held at the Lifeguard Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/beach or call 386-239-6414.
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