Head Lifeguard Requirements
Head Lifeguards are considered to be part of the professional lifeguard leadership team
for all DCR aquatic facilities. As such, head lifeguards must meet the minimum certification requirements applicable to all lifeguards at their facility. Additionally, head lifeguards must:
- Be at least 18 years old; and
- Possess at least one season (10 weeks) of full-time or equivalent part time lifeguarding experience; and
- Possess certification in the American Red Cross Head Lifeguarding module; and
- Preferably possess current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor.
Click here to view the general requirements applicable to all DCR lifeguards.
Head Lifeguards will receive
$510.57 per wk ($12.76 per hr). All lifeguards will be paid every
If you don't have the necessary certifications, contact your local American Red Cross Chapter for information on courses in your area.