Need a summer job? Volusia County Beach Safety hosting lifeguard tryouts

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Are you looking for a summer job? The Volusia County Beach Safety is hosting lifeguard tryouts on Saturday.


The tryouts are taking place at the Ormond Beach YMCA on Sterthaus Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 1 and have strong swimming skills.

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Those interested will have to 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.

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Starting pay is $13.24 an hour. There is a $500 incentive for lifeguards if they meet criteria specifying number of weekend work days over their first summer, beach safety officials said.

Those who wish to participate in the selection process must attend one of the tryouts as well as Volusia County Beach Safety’s lifeguard recruit class (mandatory 48-hour ocean rescue training).

Participants must attend a 40-hour first responder class and CPR course or provide proof of equivalence, according to beach safety officials.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.