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




West Region

DateLocationCPR Recertification
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm - 9:30pmSpringfield Central High School 

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

Contacts:  Jim Esposito at or Leon Moultrie at


Boston Region

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1pmConnell PoolYes

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

Murphy Rink is located on Day Blvd, Boston

Contact Nadine Jesionek-Johnson


Central Region

DateLocationCPR Recertification

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

Pre-Service Lifeguard Training

Thursday June 22

UMass Medical School, Amphitheater  1  S2-102
9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Head Guard Training to Follow (1 hour)
Free Parking available at Regatta Point.  Walk up to the Medical School.


North Region

DateLocation CPR Recertification

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

Lawrence YMCA 40 Lawrence St. Lawrence Ma. 01840

Lynn YMCA 20 Neptune Blvd. Lynn Ma. 01902

Geisler Pool is located at 50 High Street Lawrence, MA


South Region


UMass Dartmouth is located at 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 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 2017 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 2017, 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.