All lifeguards will must successfully pass the American Red Cross training for Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid before working a station alone. You will spend 2-3 days with a senior guard to learn rental techniques and standards of operation. For most the day lifeguards will be alone at their towers, however, if you need assistance, we have 2-3 supervisors in 4-wheel drive vehicles that can be contacted via your 2-Way Radio.
Promptly arrive to the warehouse to receive your radio, line sheets, and receipts. You will also receive your tower assignment here.
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Begin and finish setting up your equipment. This includes: dragging your tower down, getting your buoy and medical box, and setting up all of your rental equipment. You should be finished by 9:00 AM.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
This is the first lunch. This break consists of 45 minutes.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
This is the second lunch. This break consists of 45 minutes.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Maintain beach safety and ensure all Surfside/Horry County ordinances are being properly enforced. Perform all rescues and first aid as necessary.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
At 4 PM, guards can begin breaking down their rental equipment.
Your day is now over. All guards will report to the warehouse to turn in their radio, line sheets, and receipts.
While jellyfish stings can be uncomfortable, they are generally harmless. The stings can be treated with Vinegar or 70% Isopryl Alcohol. Both of which can be found at your nearest lifeguard tower. Peeing is not an effective treatment!
Stingrays typically sting only when they're stepped on. If stung, please alert a lifeguard. To ease the pain, apply the affected area with the hottest, tolerable water.