Beaches ready for swimming in Pilar de la Horadada

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25 lifeguards with two jet-skis and a Zodiac motorboat are watching the beaches since the weekend

The swimming season has officially started and with it the presence of the 25 lifeguards who will protect the safety of swimmers on Pilar’s beaches until September 15.

Mayor José Fidel Ros welcomed the 25 youths, most of whom are local residents, reminding them that it is largely down to them to ‘safeguard the beaches and guarantee their proper use to prevent dangerous situations’.

The young lifeguards also received the necessary equipment to carry out their work: a radio transmitter, binoculars, first aid kit, rescue equipment, lifesaver board etc. This year they will also have the help of two jet-skis and a Zodiac inflatable motorboat.

The municipality’s 11 Qualitur flags and four Blue Flags, which recognise the efforts made to maintain the quality of the coastline, are already being flown on the beaches.

The first Blue Flag, which is awarded for the quality of the water and sand as well as the installations, services and attention to the disabled, was hoisted at Mil Palmeras by the mayor. He highlighted the ‘important effort the town hall makes so the quality of our beaches continues to set a benchmark for tourism’.

“This year is more satisfying because all our beaches are recognised with Qualitur and four have Blue Flags,” he said.

The Qualitur recognition certifies that the beaches have a quality plan, environmental management and accessibility while Las Higuericas and Mil Palmeras also obtained ISO 170001 certification for having accessibility for all kinds of disabled people.

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