Try out to become an NYC lifeguard

Try outs to become an NYC lifeguard are coming up on 3/26, 3/27, 4/2 and 4/3. Lifeguards keep both NYC pools and beaches safe. 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.

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.

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. Registration ends on Friday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. To sign up for try outs to become a NYC lifeguard, visit www.nycgovparks.org/reg/life-guard-test.

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