A search has begun for lifeguards to patrol Hartlepool's beaches this year.
The team will cover the beaches at Seaton Carew, as well as Block Sands and Fish Sands on the headland.
Seven lifeguards and two lifeguard supervisors are needed during the initial period from 28 May up to the start of the school summer holidays.
A total of 13 lifeguards and four supervisors are needed for the busier school summer holiday period. All will cover weekends and bank holidays.
Would-be lifeguards should ideally have a National Beach Lifeguard qualification, but full training will be provided.