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Charleston County Parks News

Posted on: January 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Recruiting now for ocean lifeguard staff

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[CHARLESTON COUNTY] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is seeking candidates for its award-winning ocean rescue lifesaving team.

CCPRC ocean rescue lifeguards make Charleston County’s beach-going experience a safer and happier one throughout the summer and are employed at four park locations throughout the county. In 2014, CCPRC’s ocean rescue lifeguard team rescued 40 patrons in distress in the water and helped 96 others who needed assistance. A long-standing recipient of many accolades, CCPRC has been a United States Lifesaving Association Certified Lifeguard Agency since 1994, and each ocean rescue lifeguard is certified to the level of a South Carolina Department of Transportation Emergency Medical Responder or higher.

CCPRC encourages committed, enthusiastic people ages 16 and older who want to make a difference in their community to learn more about becoming part of the CCPRC lifeguard program by visiting

Requirements to join CCPRC’s ocean rescue (beach) lifeguard team include passing swim and run tests, medical responder training, and Rookie School and Surf School in the spring. Applicants should be aware that the job requires physical strength and stamina, adequate vision and hearing, exposure to varying environmental conditions, emergency and first aid situations of a varied nature, as well as mandatory testing and training prior to and during employment. The demands may seem high, but the benefits are very rewarding.

For more information or to apply for any CCPRC position, visit or click on the link below.

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