The information will be updated for season 2020!!!
Join ocean lifeguards team in North Myrtle Beach and spend your days guarding Atlantic ocean. Imagine how tanned you will be at the end of summer 🙂 To become an ocean lifeguard at the beach you have to be good swimmer eligible to swim 500 meters in less than 10 minutes and able to act quickly.
After arrival to North Myrtle Beach you will participate in 7-day Lifeguard Academy. Returning guards should attend 2- day recertification.
Start date: June 9th, 2019 (or May 12th for first LG Academy) – Will be updated for season 2020
End date: September 6th – 21st, 2020
We recommend to arrive until June 8 as Lifeguard Academy starts June 9 at 7 AM.
All applicants must provide the employer Criminal Background Check as The Beach Patrol is a Division of City Municipality.
Years of cooperation with Czech-us: 9
Number of employees: 120 (international staff: 15-20)
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in the United States because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each spring/summer/fall.
Interesting statistics of 2013 season:
Minor Medical 4333
Major Medical 57
Water Rescue 393 (327 rip related)
Drowning (unguarded) 2
Preventative actions 9635
Wage: first-timer $11.00/hour, second-timer up to $13.00/hour
Overtime: no overtime wage, lifeguards are working normally 50-60 hours per week
Pay frequency: bi-weekly
# of days per week: 5-7
# of hours per week: 40-60 in avarage
# of hours per week in 2018: 58
# of hours per week in 2019: ??
$400.00 summer bonus for all returning guards
$600.00 summer bonus for all rookie guards
Guards hours are actually 9 to 6 and on stand 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Uniform: All uniforms provided at no cost to the employee 🙂
We recommend to have backpack and watch to take them to the beach.
Housing: Not provided
Students can find 3-months rentals in hotels, motels in the area. Expected cost of housing $300-500/month + security deposit. Utilities are usually included.
How to get to work? Walk, bike, scooter or car
Bike costs aprox $100, possible to buy cheap used bikes in good condition in Student Centre close to North Myrtle Beach bus station. Commuting time depends on location of your housing.
Pick-up at the airport: Not provided
Program Fee for 2020 season is $699!
Do you know how the day of the ocean lifeguard looks like? 🙂