Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue Lifeguards will continue to be on the beach strand daily throughout September. From August 18 to August 31, 2021, there will be five or six lifeguards on the beach strand Monday through Thursday, and there will be six on duty Friday through Sunday to best serve our residents and visitors.
From September 1 to September 30, 2021, 4 lifeguards will be on the beach strand Monday through Thursday, and there will be 5 on duty Friday through Sunday. Western and Eastern Ocean Regional Accesses lifeguard towers will remain staffed throughout the remainder of the season.
Some of the Town’s lifeguards are now returning to school or their primary employment, and we would like to take the chance to thank them for their hard work and dedication since April. The Town is grateful for all they do to educate and assist the public along our 12 miles of beach strand.
Did you know that all returning Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue Lifeguards under 30 hours of training, and all new lifeguards must complete a rigorous 72 hours of training? Watch our 2021 video below for a glimpse into the various things they must do before they can work on the beach strand.
Apply Here - Check back soon for applications to open for the 2022 Lifeguard Team.
- Must be US Citizen
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must possess a valid Driver’s License
- Must swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes to meet USLA Certification Requirements
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