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




Boston Region

DateLocationCPR Recertification
Saturday, February 18,  2017 - 9amConnell PollYes
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9amConnell PollYes
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4pmMadison Park HighYes
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9amConnell PollYes
Saturday, April 15, 2017Somerville YMCANo
Saturday, May 13,  2017 - 9amConnell PollYes
Saturday, May 20,  2017 - 9amConnell PollYes

The Connell Pool is located at 220 Broad Street Weymouth, MA 781-335-2090

Madison Park High School is located at 75 Malcolm X Blvd Roxbury, Ma 02120 

Somerville YMCA is located at 101 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143

Contact Nadine Jesionek-Johnson


Central Region

DateLocationCPR Recertification
Saturday, April 22, 2017Holy CrossYes
Saturday, May 6, 2017Holy CrossYes
Saturday, May 20, 2017Worcester YWCAYes
Saturday, June 3, 2017Worcester YWCAYes

Holy Cross Pool is located in the Hart Center Pool, 1 College Street Worcester, MA

Worcester YWCA is located at 1 Salem Square Worcester, MA 01608


North Region

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9amCostello Athletic Center
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9amCostello Athletic Center

Costello Athletic Center is located at 222 Riverside Street, Lowell, MA 01854


West Region

DateLocationCPR Recertification
Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:30pm - 9:30pmSpringfield Central High SchoolNo
Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:30pm - 9:30pmSpringfield Central High SchoolNo
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:30pm - 9:30pmSpringfield Central High SchoolNo
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:30pm - 9:30pmSpringfield Central High SchoolNo
Recertification ClassesCPR Recertification
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:30pmYes
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:30pmYes
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 9:30pmYes
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:30pmYes

Springfield Central High School is located at 1840 Roosevelt Avenue Springfield, MA 01109

Contact Jim Esposito at


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.