Lifeguard Training Opportunities

You must be a certified lifeguard to attend the DCR lifeguard testing. CPR and Lifeguard Training classes are for DCR lifeguards only

DCR Lifeguard Testing and CPR Recertification Dates for 2016




Boston Region

 Date  Location CPR Recertification
FridayMay 209:00AMConnell Pool 
Saturday May 219:00AMConnell PoolYES
SaturdayMay 289:00AMConnell PoolYES

The Connell Pool is located at 220 Broad Street Weymouth
CPR training will start immediately after lifeguard testing.
Madison Park High School is located at 75 Malcom X Blvd. Roxbury
Somerville YMCA is located at 101 Highland Ave., Somerville


North Region

 Date LocationCPR Training
The north region tests for the weekend of 5/28-5/29 have been cancelled. Please feel free to attend a test in any
other region or call the Aquatics office at 617-626-1224 to arrange for another test date.

The Costello pool is located at 322 Aiken Street, Lowell
CPR recertification immediately after
The Lawrence YMCA is located at 101 Amesbury Street Lawrence


Central Region

MondayMay 23 12-5pmRegatta PointWRITTEN TEST ONLY
WednesdayMay 25 4-7pmCollege of the Holy CrossSWIM TEST ONLY**
** RSVP for the swim test to Laine Parenteau at 857-214-0400


West Region

 Date Location
ThursdayMay 19 Springfield Central High School
TuesdayMay 24 Springfield Central High School
ThursdayJune 9 Springfield Central High School

Springfield Central High School
1840 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, MA 01109
All testing times are from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM


South Region

 Date LocationCPR Training
SaturdayJune 119AMUmass DartmouthNo
FridayJune 172PM - 6PMUmass DartmouthNo

Umass Dartmouth Pool is located at 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, Mass. 02747

If you have any questions please call 617-626-1224

What to Bring

Each candidate participating in this competitive testing process must bring each of the following items to the testing site:

  • Lifeguard Release of Liability
  • Proof of age -  Government issued Photo Identification -  Social Security Card and/or Pass Port  
  • Current and original certification cards
  • Bathing suit
  • A signed parental consent form is required if under the age of 18

Review all testing requirements and necessary documentation before arrival at testing location

Returning Lifeguards

CPR is only good for one year; and must run through Labor Day of 2015 if you plan to work with us next summer. You must possess a valid American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer Certification, or a valid American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provider certification. If you do not possess a current and valid CPR card that runs through Labor Day of 2014, then you will need recertification.
If you have any questions please email
Please check your other certifications to see if you need to get recertifications this year. This reminder gives you plenty of notice and opportunity to get recertified before the beginning of the next season.

You will not be placed in a position until we have seen all original and valid certifications and possess a copy of them front and back, accompanying your passing written and swim test scores.
Under 18: Release of Liability signed by parent/guardian is required.

Under 18: Release of Liability signed by parent/guardian is required.