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 .

Salary
Head Lifeguards will receive $510.57 per wk  ($12.76 per hr). 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.

Lifeguarding Requirements
 

ALL DCR Lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age and must be certified in three general areas: 

  • Lifeguard Training
  • First Aid
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

 

The following list highlights those training programs which meet our certification requirements.  Note: Applicants need only possess one of the listed certifications in each category.

 

General Requirements for ALL Lifeguards

  • Lifeguard Training
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training; or
  • YMCA Lifeguarding

First Aid

  • American Red Cross Community First Aid & Safety; or
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid; or
  • National Safety Council "Green Cross" 8 Hour First Aid course

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer / AED; or
  • American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider issued within the last year.

Note: This is a partial listing of acceptable certifications. If your certificate is not listed above, please contact us to determine whether your certification meets our minimum certification requirements.

 

Salary
Lifeguards earn $1014.90 bi weekly (12.69 per hour), 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.