Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, 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 Saturdays:
•Feb. 18: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; and noon to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach
•Feb. 25: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive, Ormond Beach; and noon to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center
•March 4: 8 a.m. to noon at the Port Orange YMCA; and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
•March 11: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA; and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center

Swim requirements
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 hiring will undergo a background check, physical and drug screening.
Starting pay is $11 per hour.

Those who meet the requirements must complete a 40-hour first responder/CPR course and attend recruit class. Recruit classes will be held:
•Class 1: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13-18
•Class 2: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25, 26 and April 1, 2, 8, 9

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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