Volusia County lifeguard tryouts begin on February 19 in Ormond Beach and February 26 in Port Orange.
Written by Anthony Bicy
Belden Communications News
The Volusia County Beach Safety Division has open lifeguard positions to help keep beachgoers safe during the 2022 summer season and has scheduled mandatory tryouts for those interested in a lifeguard position.
On February 19 and March 15, tryouts will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA off Sterthaus Drive. Additional tryouts will be held on February 26 and March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, off City Center Parkway.
All applicants must be at least sixteen years old before June 1 and be able to swim fifty yards freestyle in under thirty seconds, swim five hundred meters freestyle in under ten minutes, and run a half-mile in under three minutes and fifteen seconds. Once considered, applicants will go through a physical screening, a drug screening, and a background check.
According to a release, participants must attend one of the 2022 tryouts, a mandatory 48-hour ocean rescue training, a 40-hour first responder class, and a CPR course or be able to provide proof of equivalence.
For more information, visit www.volusia.org/beach or call (386)239-6414.
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