Jan. 4, 2023 – Work outdoors, learn important life-saving skills and make new friends as a Westchester County Parks Lifeguard! Applications are now available to be considered for employment as a Westchester County Lifeguard. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older to apply.

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “The responsibility of being a lifeguard is a tremendous life skill that teenagers and young adults will take with them for the rest of their lives. I encourage those interested to take the necessary steps to work as a lifeguard at Westchester County pools and beaches this summer.” 

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Our lifeguards are an integral part of our summers in Westchester County. They bring a level of safety to our pools and beaches and ensure visitors are also having fun.”

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. 

Westchester County Parks offers training for those interested in working with us. The next pre-test date is Sunday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m. at Theodore Young Community Center, located at 32 Manhattan Ave. in White Plains, with the class beginning the same day. Registration is required. An additional pre-test is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, 9 a.m. at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, with class taking place afterwards. Registration is required.

Those applying must be able to work at varied locations including Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains, Sprain Ridge Pool and 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 American Red Cross Top Provider awards in 2020 and 2021.

For more information contact the County’s aquatics team at or (914) 231-4556.