Apply Now to Become a Paid NYC Lifeguard This Summer

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has officially begun their 2012 lifeguard recruiting season and they are looking for aspiring lifeguards to work this summer!

Trained New York City lifeguards play a critical role in the operation of 54 outdoor pools and 8 beaches throughout the City. Working as a lifeguard provides young people with the opportunity to keep millions of New Yorkers safe. Best of all, qualified candidates will be paid at least $13.57/hr!

Interested candidates must pass a qualifying test and meet the following requirements:

Be at least 16 years of age by the time of employment
Have eyesight no worse than 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye; and
Be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds with proper form

Qualifying tests will be administered every Monday through Friday from 4:30PM-6:30PM at the Chelsea Recreation Center, located at 430 West 25 Street. But don’t delay! Tests will only be administered until January 13.

Those who qualify will enter a FREE Municipal Lifeguard Training Program consisting of swimming and rescue techniques, first-aid, and CPR.

Parks’ beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and the pools are open from late June through Labor Day. This summer, be one of the elite 1,200 New York City lifeguards committed to serving the public!

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