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

Boston     Central     North     South     West

Boston Region Test Dates

Contact: Ed Bullock 617-727-5290 x 506

Testing Location: Flaherty Community Center
160 Florence St., Roslindale

March 22, 2014     9:00am

Testing Location:   Harvard University - Blodgett Pool
65 No. Harvard St. (behind Harvard Stadium - Murr Center), Boston (Allston), MA 02163

April 5, 2014     9:00am    Please bring your certifications and identification.

Testing Location:   UMass Boston
Clark Athletic Center

April 19, 2014     9:00am - 1:00pm

May 10, 2014     9:00am - 1:00pm

Central Region Test Dates

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

Testing Location:    Holy Cross College-(Hart Center Pool)
1 College Street, Worcester 01610
Contact – 978-368-0126 ext. 124

April 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

May 10, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

South Region Test Dates

Contact: Pam McGarty 508-866-2580

Testing Location:     Connell Pool
220 Broad St., Weymouth

April 18, 2014     9:00am

Testing Location:     UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Sunday, May 4, 2014     9:00am

Wednesday, May 14, 2014     4:00pm

Sunday, June 1, 2014     9:00am

Wednesday, June 11, 2014     4:00pm

North Region Test Dates

Contact: Christina Doctoroff 781-485-2803 x 103

Testing Location: Lynn YMCA
20 Neptune Road
Lynn, MA

April 18, 2014     4:00pm - 8:00pm

Testing Location: Merrimack Valley YMCA
101 Amesbury Street
Lawrence, MA

April 25, 2014     12:00pm - 4:00pm

April 27, 2014     2:00pm - 6:00pm

May 4, 2014       2:00pm - 6:00pm

West Region Test Dates

Contact: Paula Morin 413-442-8928

Testing Location: Springfield Central High School
1840 Roosevelt Ave
Springfield, MA 01109

Thursday, May 8, 2014     5:30pm - 9:30pm

Thursday, May 15, 2014     5:30pm - 9:30pm

Thursday, May 29, 2014     5:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday, June 10, 2014     5:30pm - 9:30pm

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
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.