January 5, 2011

Calling All Lifeguards...Applications Now Being Accepted for the Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue 2011 Season

The 2011 Carolina Beach Lifeguard season is underway as the Ocean Rescue program begins staffing for the upcoming season. Tryout swims and runs are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

•Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m. @ YWCA pool
•Saturday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. @ YWCA pool
550 yard/ 500 meter swim required in 10 minutes or less.

•Sunday, March 6, 9:00am @ Hamlet Beach Access.
•Sunday, March 20, 9:00am @ Hamlet Beach Access
A 1 mile beach run will be required in 10 minutes or less.

To RSVP for a tryout date email alicia.lachance@carolinabeach.org

You need only to attend one tryout date but you may attend the second date if unable to pass the first tryout. The testing requirements are listed on the Open Water Lifeguard Application.

You will need to download and complete the following forms which can be found on the CB Ocean Rescue Website:

•2011 Seasonal Open Water Lifeguard Application
•Town Employment Application
•Physical Testing Waiver
•Applicant Summary Sheet
Bring your completed forms to the tryout swim. If you are under 18 years old, a parent/guardian must sign the Physical Testing Waiver before the swim tryout may be completed.

Hourly Pay Range: $9.25 to $12.00 (Hourly wage to be determined by a candidate’s qualifications and experience)

Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue now staffs 4.5 Miles of shoreline with 33 seasonal lifeguards , one full time position and one part-time beach safety officer. They operate from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The beach is guarded from 10:00m to 7:00pm. Some ATV Patrols may exceed the hours listed.

The three miles of beach strand are monitored utilizing fixed lifeguard stands and ATV patrol units. This will be the third season the Freeman Park Area (North End), 1.5 Miles of open beach for vehicular traffic, will be guarded using CBOR pickup trucks, ATV patrol units and a mobile lifeguard trailer stand.

The inlet, harbor, and waters off of the beach strand are patrolled using a PWC with sled and a patrol boat operated by the Carolina Beach Police Dept. Carolina Beach and its waters are also covered by Carolina Beach Fire Dept and Federal Point Fire Dept. A New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS Station is also located on Carolina Beach with a water rescue vehicle.

The Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue program is a recognized certified agency of the USLA (United States Lifesaving Association).

To learn more about the Carolina Beach Rescue Program or to obtain information on how to apply, please visit the CBOR website.

here for information on 2011 Kure Beach Ocean Rescue employment.
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