It’s never too early to plan your summer and Westchester County is already seeking lifeguards for the 2022 season!
Watch Westchester County Parks’ Lifeguard Recruitment Video:
Applications are now available to be considered for employment as a Westchester County Lifeguard: https://parks.westchestergov.com/job-opportunities/lifeguards-wanted. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older to apply.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Being a lifeguard provides teens and young adults with one of the greatest responsibilities – life saving techniques. These skills, along with working alongside peers who become life-long friends, are stimuli that shape them into responsible adults.”
Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Year after year, our lifeguard team continues to keep pool and beach-goers happy and safe. We are always looking for new candidates to join our team who are excited to take on the responsibility of becoming a lifeguard.”
Applicants should possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards certifications or equivalent, and pass the Westchester County practical skills test. County Parks offers training for new guards, which includes waterfront training for the option to guard at either a pool or beach.
Those applying must be able to work at varied locations including Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains, Sprain Ridge Pool in Yonkers, The Brook at Tibbetts in Yonkers, Willson’s Waves Pool in Mount Vernon, as well as Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle, if waterfront certified.
Westchester County Parks Lifeguards are an award-winning team, receiving the Top 200 Provider award from the American Red Cross in 2020 for opening safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and training 204 lifeguards in a time of uncertainty.