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Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue plans to hire more than 100 seasonal lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer.
Swim tryouts will be on these dates:
Saturday, March 1: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive
Saturday, March 8: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA, 761 International Speedway Blvd.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
Saturday, March 15: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
Saturday, March 22: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
Wednesday, March 26: 5 to 7 p.m. at Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Applicants must be at least 17 and be able to swim 500 meters in less than 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 attend training classes and complete a 40-hour first responder/CPR course or provide proof of equivalence.
Starting pay is $9.77 an hour with EMT certification and $9.37 an hour without certification. A $500 bonus will be given to new hires who work specified hours and days.
For more information, visit volusia.org/beach or call Beach Safety Ocean Rescue at (386) 239-6414.