DCR lifeguards are trained to help prevent injuries and to respond in emergencies. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together to manage crisis situations calmly and efficiently. DCR lifeguards help protect swimmers while also making new friends, enjoying an awesome summer job, and creating memories that last a lifetime!
If you are at least 16 years old, are already a certified lifeguard and think you've got what it takes to work as part of our team, view Join Our Lifeguard Team for the 2024 Season to see how you can join our team!
Not Certified? No problem! Working with specific training partners, DCR offers a limited number of free lifeguard and instructor certification programs for qualified candidates that work for us in the summer of 2024. Classes typically run November through May.