La Crosse lifeguard celebrates 30th summer


LA CROSSE, Wis.–  A La Crosse Lifeguard brings new meaning to the phrase “beach bum.”  Steve Briggs is celebrating his 30th year as a lifeguard for the La Crosse Park and Rec Department.

Steve started lifeguarding when he was in college because his friends were doing it.  He lifeguards at Pettibone Beach.

Steve says it’s easy coming back every summer.  “I really enjoy it, it’s a great summer job, I like being outdoors so it’s the perfect outdoor summer job,” says Steve.

Steve has several different jobs in the offseason.  He says he feels like he could continue lifeguarding for another 30 years.