Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

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Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division has expanded its efforts to hire part-time summer lifeguards by adding 12 tryouts and a third class to its schedule.

Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays:
•May 7: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the DeLand YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand
•May 14: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA
•May 21: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southeast Volusia YMCA, 148 W. Turgot Ave., Edgewater; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
•May 28: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Southeast Volusia YMCA, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeLand YMCA, and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA

$10.25 an hour
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.

Those who meet the requirements must complete a 40-hour first responder/CPR course and attend a training class from June 13 to 17 at the Daytona State Aquatic Center and Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters, both in Daytona Beach.

Starting pay is $10.25 an hour with EMT certification and $9.85 an hour without certification.

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

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