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Posted on: January 18, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Now Recruiting Lifeguards for this Summer!

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Charleston County Parks Seeking Lifeguard Candidates for this Summer

(CHARLESTON COUNTY) – Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard this summer? The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is seeking candidates for its award-winning lifesaving team.

CCPRC’s lifeguard program is a long-standing recipient of a number of accolades, including the highest ranking from Starfish Aquatics’ quality recognition program for all three of the agency’s waterparks. In 2012, CCPRC received the United States Lifeguarding Association (USLA) National Beach Safety Award for the fourth consecutive year for public education on the dangers of the ocean environment during National Beach Safety Week.

CCPRC has been a Certified Lifeguard Agency with the USLA since 1994, and each of the agency’s ocean rescue lifeguards is certified to the level of a South Carolina Department of Transportation Medical First Responder or higher. CCPRC ocean rescue lifeguards make Charleston County’s beach-going experience a safer and happier one throughout the summer season. In 2012, CCPRC’s ocean rescue lifeguard team rescued 19 patrons in distress in the water and helped 153 others who needed assistance. They prevented over 16,000 patrons from making unsafe actions, found 249 beach-goers who went missing, treated over 3,000 jellyfish stings, and made 45 EMS calls for those in need of more advanced medical care. Turning that hard work into fun, the CCPRC lifeguard team placed 5th in their division at the 2012 South Atlantic Lifesaving Association Championships.

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. Swim and run tests for the summer 2013 season are taking place in February and March, so interested participants are encouraged to complete an application on CCPRC’s website today –

Read more about our lifeguard program and the requirements for becoming a CCPRC lifeguard here:

Apply here
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