Pool, beach lifeguards train together

Lifeguards from the G.T. Bray Aquatic Center pool got salty today at Coquina Beach with beach lifeguards in a training exercise led by Manatee County Marine Rescue Chief Joe Westerman.

Lifeguards learned to paddle a rescue board, put a victim on the board and paddle the victim to shore, and saw a demonstration by the county’s Marine Rescue Paramedic Lifeguard Program in a simulated near-drowning.

Four job openings for beach lifeguards are expected to come open in August.

In good hands