DCR Lifeguarding

DCR lifeguards play a critical public safety role at our state parks and beaches. While attentive adult supervision is the first line of defense in drowning prevention efforts, lifeguards provide our state park and pool visitors with an important additional layer of safety.

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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 2023 Season to see how you can join our team!

Not certified? No problem!  DCR offers a limited number of free lifeguard certification courses for qualified lifeguard candidates, provided you work for us in the Summer of 2023. Classes typically run December through May. 

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