How to Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard this Summer

Interested in being a lifeguard this summer at one of NYC’s public beaches or pools? Qualifying tests for the Summer 2022 season will take place in December 2021 and January 2022. As a lifeguard, you’ll have the chance to develop job skills, become part of a team, earn NYC Lifeguard certification, and practice your swimming.

Lifeguards work five to six days each week, and first-year lifeguards earn a minimum of $16 an hour, for a weekly salary of about $800.

Test dates and locations will be announced soon. Fill out an information request form to be notified at nyc.gov/parks/lifeguards.

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