Summer lifeguard tryouts in Volusia begin Feb. 28

Filed under SPORTS, VOLUSIA

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer.

Swim tryouts will be on these dates:
• Feb. 28: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holly Hill YMCA, 1046 Daytona Ave., Daytona Beach; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange
• March 7, 14 and 21: 8 to 10 a.m. at Aqua Park, 600 Eaton Road, Edgewater; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Holly Hill YMCA
• March 23 and April 11: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
• March 25: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Daytona State College

Swimming requirements
Applicants must be at least 16 on or before June 1 and be able to swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes, swim 50 yards 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 $9.77 an hour with EMT certification and $9.37 an hourwithout certification.

Those who meet the requirements must attend training classes in March or April and complete a 40-hour first responder/CPR course.

For more information, visit volusia.org/beach or call 386-547-0246 or386-239-6414.

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