It is extremely common that you will have a dispute with a beachgoer regarding the many city ordinances that we, as lifeguards enforce for the city of Myrtle Beach. It is important to note that each of these ordinances have merit and must be enforced as it is a key part of the job. When approaching a beach goer that is violating or about to violate a city ordinance it is important to be friendly and welcoming. Once you have addressed their violation it is important to state that this is a Myrtle Beach city ordinance and explain why briefly. For example “Hi how are y’all doing today? Just thought I’d let you know that it is a Myrtle Beach city ordinance that no umbrellas are allowed in front of the guard towers and must behind or in line with this umbrella line (motioning to the line of rental sets), so if you would like to have yours up it must be over there, and out of my line of sight. Thank you for understanding and your cooperation”. If you can deliver this greeting and explanation politely and enthusiastically it will work most of the time. Some beach goers may further inquire about the ordinances. This can usually be resolved by presenting a city ordinance pamphlet with Myrtle Beach’s specifics on each ordinance. If this does not work or the beach goer simply ignores your request to remove the violation in a timely matter, radioing your supervisor is the next step in order to keep you focused on the water and rentals.