February 7, 2023

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Lifeguards still needed at some CT state parks as deadline looms

Connecticut officers are building their past drive for applicants interested in performing as a lifeguard this summertime at the state’s parks and beaches.

“Lifeguards provide an amazingly important services to those people who check out point out parks,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes claimed in a statement Friday. “DEEP has labored hard to deliver a income that is far more reflective of the support lifeguards offer to our condition. We inspire anyone out there who’s nonetheless seeking for a wonderful summer occupation to utilize ideal now for a prospect to join our amazing team.”


The deadline to apply is Monday. Before this spring, the company declared it would maximize beginning pay for lifeguards to $19 an hour, up from the $16. The pay back variety is $19 to $21 an hour, according to DEEP.

Will Healey, a spokesperson for DEEP, mentioned the pay raise “did crank out a definitely great bump in applications.”

“But we however have positions obtainable, so we really encourage anybody fascinated to get their [application] in ASAP just before the deadline Monday,” he claimed Friday.

The company said various condition swimming spots have openings for lifeguards, like Sherwood Island Point out Park in Westport and Silver Sands Condition Park in Milford.

Positions are also available for inland swimming places at Black Rock State Park in Watertown, Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, Indian Perfectly Condition Park in Shelton and Squantz Pond Condition Park in New Fairfield.

Moreover the wage enhance, the job also arrives with paid out teaching necessary to perform as a lifeguard. A swim exam for candidates will be held on Tuesday, but candidates have to use by Monday.

To use, go to DEEP’s site.