Waterfront Lifeguard Requirements
If you're looking to work at a beach, whether a lake, pond, or ocean, you must possess the appropriate waterfront skills and knowledge as evidenced by certification in the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding module or the YMCA Lifeguarding certification.
Call your local American Red Cross Chapter to learn how you can become certified in Waterfront Lifeguarding. These classes are often hard to find and are not frequently scheduled, so don't wait until the last minute; Call today!
Lifeguards at all ocean beaches will also be expected to complete a Run-Swim-Run as part of the application process. Additional information relative to this timed event can be found on our Employment Test Information' page.
Click here to view the general requirements applicable to all DCR lifeguards.
Waterfront Lifeguards earn
$492.67 per 40hr week ( $12.32 per hr), well above the Massachusetts average of $8.66/hour. All lifeguards will be paid every two weeks.
If you don't have the necessary certifications, contact your local American Red Cross Chapter for information on courses in your area.