Try out in December and January for a chance to become a lifeguard for summer 2022!

Help keep New York City’s beaches and pools safe and develop skills that will last a lifetime. 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.

One of the best jobs in New York City, lifeguarding gives people the opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging environment during the busy summer months. 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.

Qualifying tests for the Summer 2022 season take place in December 2021 and January 2022. Test dates and locations will be announced soon. Fill out an information request form to be notified at