Lifeguard Pre-Service Training Classes pdf format of Lifeguard Pre-Service Training Classes

All lifeguard candidates, both new and returning, have the option of testing at any DCR testing location.

Boston     Central     North     South     West

North Region Test Dates

Contact: Christina Doctoroff 781-485-2803 x 103

Testing Location: Lynn YMCA

Friday, June 20, 2014       4:00pm

 Please bring all current certifications and 2 forms of ID, bathing suit and towel.

Boston Region Test Dates

Contact: Ed Bullock 617-727-5290 x 506

Central Region Test Dates

Contact: John Beahn-978-368-0126 x 124

South Region Test Dates

Contact: Pam McGarty 508-866-2580

West Region Test Dates

Contact: Paula Morin 413-442-8928

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 2014 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 call Christina Doctoroff @ 617-233-2268 or email DCR.AquaticsUnit@massmail.state.ma.us.
Please check your other certifications to see if you need to get recertifications this year. This reminder email gives you plenty of notice and opportunity to get recertified before the beginning of the 2014 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.