Last call for applications as DEEP Lifeguard for the 2022 season


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Last call for applications as DEEP Lifeguard for the 2022 season

Deadline for applications June 20; Positions remain vacant in several state swimming pools

(HARTFORD)—There is still time to apply to become a lifeguard with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) this summer, but the application deadline is fast approaching 20th Juneth!

The starting salary for lifeguards has recently increased $19/hr, starting at $16/hr, with a salary range of $19-$21/hr. Positions remain available at several of our state-designated swimming areas, particularly Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield, Indian Well State Park in Shelton and Burr Pond State Park in Torrington.

“Lifeguards perform an incredibly important service to those who visit state parks,” said DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes. “DEEP has worked hard to offer a salary that more accurately reflects lifeguard service to our state. We encourage everyone out there who is still looking for a great summer job to apply now to be part of our amazing team.”

Lifeguard posts are still available at several inland and inshore swimming areas, including:

  • Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  • Burr Pond State Park, Torrington
  • Indian Well State Park, Shelton
  • Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
  • Silver Sands State Park, Milford
  • Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield

In addition to the increased starting salary, DEEP provides all the training required to work as a lifeguard on the state park’s beaches, and training time is paid. DEEP will hold a prerequisite swim test for applicants on June 21st. Applicants must apply before the June 20 testth.

The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard are: to monitor activity at swimming areas, prevent accidents, and provide assistance to swimmers on state park beaches; warn swimmers of unsafe areas; to maintain order in swimming areas; to rescue drowning swimmers and provide first aid and/or CPR as needed; participate in physical and rescue skills training; Performing general maintenance tasks and other related duties as required. Lifeguards must be good swimmers.

Working hours are 10am to 6pm, 5 days per week, for a total of 40 hours. Most weekends and the 4th of July holiday are compulsory. Minimum age 16 for lifeguards, 18 for lifeguards.

Why be a lifeguard? You’ll learn invaluable life skills like leadership, responsibility, teamwork, and communication, skills that are attractive to any college application or resume. You can make lifelong friends, keep fit and your office is outdoors in some of the most beautiful locations in the state. The last application period ends on June 20th. To apply go here: Lifeguard Program (

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