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 
SaturdayJanuary 2nd Connell PoolYES 
SaturdayMarch 12thConnell PoolYES 
SaturdayMarch 19thConnell PoolYES 
FridayMarch  25thMadison ParkYESGood Friday
SaturdayMarch 26thConnell PoolYES 
SaturdayApril 2nd Connell PoolYES 
SaturdayApril 9th Connell PoolYES 
SaturdayApril 16thConnell PoolYES 
Friday April 22ndMadison ParkNoSpring Vacation
SaturdayApril 23rdConnell PoolYES 
Saturday April 30th Connell PoolYES 
SaturdayMay 7th Connell PoolYES 
FridayMay 13th Connell PoolNo 
Saturday May 14th Connell PoolYES 
FridayMay 20th  Connell PoolNo 
Saturday May 21st Connell PoolYES 

The Connell Pool is located at 220 Broad Street Weymouth, MA 781-335-2090.
All testing Connell Pool begins at 9 am.
CPR training will start immediately after lifeguard testing.
Madison Park High School is located at 75 Malcom X Blvd. Roxbury, MA 02120.


North Region

 DateLocationCPR Training
Saturday February 20thLowell YMCANo
Friday April 1stLynn YMCANo
Saturday April 23rdUmass Lowell No
Saturday April 29thLynn YMCANo
Saturday May 7th Umass LowellYES
Saturday May 14th Lawrence YMCAYES

Umass Lowell is located at 220 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854.
Lynn YMCA is located at 20 Neptune Ave Lynn, MA 01902.
Lawrence YMCA is located at 40 Lawrence Street Lawrence, MA 01840.


Central Region

 DateLocationCPR Training
SaturdayDecember 26thHoly CrossNo
SaturdayMarch 19thHoly CrossYes
Saturday May 7thHoly CrossYes

All testing starts at 9 am.
Holy Cross Pool is located in the Hart Center Pool, 1 College Street Worcester, MA.


West Region

 DateLocationCPR Training
Friday April 22ndSpringfield Central No


South Region

 DateLocationCPR Training
SaturdayApril 23rdUmass DartmouthNo
SaturdayApril 30thUmass DartmouthNo
SaturdayMay 7thUmass DartmouthNo
SaturdayMay 14thUmass DartmouthNo
SaturdayJune 11thUmass DartmouthNo
FridayJune 17thUmass 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.