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DEEP Actively Seeking Lifeguards for 2022 Summer Season

Increased Starting Pay, Paid Training, and Invaluable Life Skills Learned on the Job; Positions Available at Several State Swimming Areas, Deadline to Apply June 17

(HARTFORD, CT) – Leadership. Responsibility. Camaraderie. Fitness. Fun. Life skills and friendships to last a lifetime and important resume-building qualities attractive to any future employer. Increased starting salary and paid training and certifications. These are just some of the opportunities that await those who are interested in becoming lifeguards with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)’s State Parks Division!


DEEP isactively seeking lifeguards for the upcoming 2022 summer season at the 8 Connecticut State Parks guarded beaches. Positions are still available at several inland and shoreline swimming areas, including: 

  • Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  • Burr Pond State Park, Torrington
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
  • Indian Well State Park, Shelton
  • Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
  • Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
  • Silver Sands State Park, Milford
  • Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield
“Lifeguarding is an incredibly important service provided to visitors at several of our state designated swimming areas,” DEEP Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Conservation Mason Trumble said. “It’s a very rewarding position that teaches many valuable life skills such as leadership and responsibility, communication, and being part of a team, all skills that are valuable for future employment opportunities. Plus, your ‘office’ would be some of the most beautiful locations in the state. We want to fill as many of these positions as we can so that we can have more swimming areas guarded. We hope you consider applying to join our fun, hard-working team!”
Starting salary for lifeguards has increased to $16/hr. Also, DEEP Is providing all training required to work as a lifeguard at the State Park beaches and training time is paid.
The basic duties of a lifeguard are: to monitor activities in swimming areas preventing accidents and providing assistance to swimmers at State Park beaches; to caution swimmers regarding unsafe areas; to maintain order in swimming areas; to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administer first aid and/or CPR as required; to participate in physical and rescue skills training; to perform general maintenance tasks and other related duties as required.
Hours of work are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 5 days per week, for a total of 40 hours. Most weekends and the July 4 holiday are mandatory. Minimum age of 16 for lifeguards, 18 for lifeguard supervisors.
The deadline to apply is June 17. To apply, go here: Lifeguard Program (
For more information, contact Sarah Battistini at or call 860-418-5958.
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