2017-02-15 / Front Page

No Kidding – Apply Now For City Lifeguard Jobs

By Liz Goff
Mother Nature’s wrath of recent frigid, snowy weather has filled the heads of beach lovers with images of miles of sandy beaches and city pools with tepid temperatures as they sit idly by in anticipation of summer.

City officials anticipating the arrival of summer are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the National Lifeguard Training Program.

Acceptance to the program is a first step in obtaining a public service job that pays well and allows workers to enjoy the sun and surf while staying in shape.

The city Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications from candidates who would like an opportunity to play a critical role in the operation of New York City’s public beaches and outdoor pools.

To qualify for the training program candidates must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have 20/30 eyesight in one eye and 20/40 in the other
  • Be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds with proper form

Qualified candidates will enter the program consisting of training in swimming and rescue techniques along with first aid and CPR. Candidates who successfully complete the free training program and obtain employment as a city lifeguard will be paid for time spent in training.

Visit www.nyc.gov/parks for more information and a complete list of test sites, or e-mail lifeguard@parks.nyc.gov for additional information or to apply for the training program.

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