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BCYF will train you to be a lifeguard for FREE!

March 28, 2014

Are you 16 to 18 years and old and still in high school?  We have a great opportunity for you – the BCYF Lifeguard Institute!  This FREE training program will provide pool skills and classroom instruction to get you ready to qualify for Lifeguard Certification.  Lifeguarding is a lifelong job you can do anywhere lifeguards are needed; hotels, fitness clubs, beaches etc., part-time or full time, and is always in high demand.

Over April school vacation week, the Lifeguard Institute will be offered at seven BCYF pools: BCYF Blackstone Community Center in the South End, BCYF Flaherty Pool in Roslindale, BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center in Jamaica Plain, BCYF Draper Pool at the West Roxbury Educational Complex, BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center in Dorchester, BCYF Mason Pool in Roxbury and BCYF Paris Street Community Center in East Boston.

The requirements to participate include the ability to pass a swim test requiring swimming 300 yards continuously using different strokes, treading water, and a surface dive exercise.   In addition, participants must be 16 to 18-year-old high school students.  Upon completion of the Institute, a $35 fee for Red Cross Certification will apply.

Interested?  Space is limited so contact the pool directly for more information.  Phone numbers and email addresses are available at