If summer is your favorite season, you love being near the water, and you're someone who loves soaking up the sun, consider this the perfect summer job.

The city of Grand Rapids is currently looking to hire lifeguards for the upcoming season. You'll be working at one of three of their public pools: Briggs, MLK, or Richmond Park. As a lifeguard, you'll be responsible for the overall safety of people and make sure they are abiding by pool rules. According to the posting,

Their main focus is the prevention of accidents in and out of the aquatic environment. Lifeguards will perform patron rescues as needed and respond appropriately to emergency situations. This position requires high levels of professionalism, attentiveness to detail, customer service and communication skills.

A Red Cross certification is preferred but not required -- free certification will be provided if necessary. Lifeguard training will also be provided [for those that need it] for only $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents.

The gig pays $11.25/hour and you must be at least 15-years-old to apply so this could be a great opportunity for a teen to make some extra money this summer. Anyone else getting Sandlot vibes?!

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Full-time (30-40 hrs/wk) and part-time (20-30 hrs/wk) positions are available. Employment runs from May to August.

Interested? Get more info about the job job and see the full list of requirements an responsibilities here.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.