Lifeguard Certification Course

Mashpee Recreation Dept. is offering a Waterfront Lifeguard Certification Course! If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard or know someone who may be interested, please encourage them to register today! The class will be held over two weekends, June 2 & 3 and June 9 & 10 from 9am – 5pm. Class will be held at Mashpee Recreation Dept. (classroom portion) and Mashpee/Wakeby Pond (practical portion) on Lake Avenue. Participants must be 15 years of age in order to take the class and all students must pass a prerequisite skills test. The pre-test will be held on Sunday, May 27th from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Mashpee Fitness Center, 169 Industrial Drive.

Anyone who passes the class and works for the Town of Mashpee a minimum of 4 days/week this summer will be eligible to be reimbursed a portion of the tuition(pending final date of work). Any lifeguard who commits to work through August 17th will be reimbursed $200.00. Additionally, anyone who commits to work through Labor Day (September 3rd) will be reimbursed $250.00.

Class fee is $285.00 (resident), $295.00 (non-resident), which includes the course certificate fee ($36). The Town of Mashpee offers a competitive hourly wage of $14.00/hour (with a 4-step system), meaning, for each year you’re invited back, you’ll receive a pay increase. We will begin staffing the beaches on Saturday, June 23rd. All lifeguards are required to work weekends and the 4th of July.

For more info on the pre-requisite skills test or to register click here.

For questions call Mashpee Recreation Dept. at (508) 539-1416.

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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