Apply to Become a Lifeguard this Summer in the Bronx


It’s that time of year again! NYC Parks will be hiring lifeguards for the 2021 summer season. Become a lifeguard at a local pool or beach in the Bronx or another location in NYC. Those interested should make an appointment for the lifeguard qualifying test before it is too late! There are only two testing dates left.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the start of employment.
  • Have at least 20/30 vision in one eye and 20/40 in the other – without corrective lenses.
  • Glasses and contact lenses may not be worn during the eye exam.
  • Be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds or less, with proper form.

To register to take the test, visit

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