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
FridayMay 64:00PMMadison Park HS 
SaturdayMay 79:00AMConnell PoolYES
WednesdayMay 114:00PMSomerville YMCANO
FridayMay 139:00AMConnell PoolNO
Saturday May 149:00AMConnell PoolYES
FridayMay 209:00AMConnell PoolN0
Saturday May 219:00AMConnell PoolYES

The Connell Pool is located at 220 Broad Street Weymouth
CPR training will start immediately after lifeguard testing.
Madison Park High School is located at 75 Malcom X Blvd. Roxbury
Somerville YMCA is located at 101 Highland Ave., Somerville


North Region

 Date LocationCPR Training
Saturday May 79:00AMUmass LowellYES
Saturday May 144:00PMLawrence YMCANO

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
Saturday May 7Holy CrossYes

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


West Region

 Date Location
ThursdayMay 12 Springfield Central High School
ThursdayMay 19 Springfield Central High School
TuesdayMay 24 Springfield Central High School
ThursdayJune 9 Springfield Central High School

Springfield Central High School
1840 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield, MA 01109
All testing times are from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM


South Region

 Date LocationCPR Training
SaturdayMay 79AMUmass DartmouthNo
SaturdayMay 149AMUmass DartmouthNo
SaturdayJune 119AMUmass DartmouthNo
FridayJune 172PM - 6PMUmass 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.