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#REBOUND: Thirty lifeguards needed by Memorial Day

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 19:57:48-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coastal Bend beaches are open and ready for the summer months.

The City of Corpus Christi's Park and Recreation department wants to ensure its 8-mile stretch of shoreline is closely monitored, so it is looking for 30 more lifeguards to properly supervise the water and the people enjoying it.

Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Lisa Oliver said all 30 positions filled by May 25: Memorial Day.

She said the department usually depends on high school and college students to fill these jobs, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made that a little harder this year.

"Due to schools not being in session, then this did impact our annual recruitment efforts," Oliver said. "So we're reaching out to the community now."

This is a seasonal lifeguard position that lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

To qualify, applicants must be 16 years old or older, have a valid driver's license, and be able to swim 500 meters.

Once selected, they will go through the department's three day rookie school.

"They learn beach-safety measures, how to handle beach emergencies, learning hand signals to communicate on the beach, as well, and CPR first aid," she said.

Lifeguards either will work in the lifeguard stands or in mobile units.

The positions pay $10.50 an hour.

You can find more information and the listing for the job here!