Official bathing season starts in the Algarve today with reinforcement of surveillance resources and lifeguards. The Maritime Authority is to bolster the means of surveillance and rescue in the Algarve during bathing season, with 514 lifeguards manning the region’s beaches. The reinforced lifesaving resources will guarantee the safety of bathers along the Algarve’s 200kms of coastline until September 30th. Lusa/C