DE State Parks Hosting 2 Tryouts For Lifeguards At Sea Colony In April

Mar 27, 2013 -- 1:44pm

The Delaware State Parks are looking for applicants to become lifeguards at its Sussex County beach parks this summer.

Lifeguard tryouts will be held at 8 a.m. on April 2 and April 27 at the Freeman Fitness Center at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach. Applicants must be at least 16. Fitness and swimming tests include swimming 550 yards in under 10 minutes; running two miles on the beach in under 20 minutes; do 25 pushups and 25 sit-ups each in under a minute; run a timed 100-yard-sprint in soft sand, and swim in a 25-yard timed sprint.

Applicants who pass the tests and are hired will get training in water rescues, first aid, CPR and automatic defibrillators, and Medic Assistance from the Sussex County EMS.

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