Delaware Needs Lifeguards

Shortage of applicants for summer beach duties

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011  |  Updated 3:19 PM EDT
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Delaware Needs Lifeguards

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Del. has openings for lifeguards at state park beaches.

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Officials in Delaware are having a hard time filling lifeguard positions at the state's three oceanfront swimming beaches.

A spokesman says officials have 19 openings and nine applicants for lifeguard positions at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park.

Todd Fritchman, captain of the Dewey Beach Patrol told the News Journal that the job requires a combination of mental and physical fitness.

Lifeguards are paid $10 an hour by the state. Some communities offer slightly higher salaries for beginners and more experienced lifeguards.

Contact Senior Cpl. Bryan John at 227-2800, ext. 106 or by email for more information.

Delaware officials also recently launched a new State Parks Guide App and facebook page.

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