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Yes, DRD conducts lifeguard training classes and pool operator classes from January thru July.  Discounts and reimbursements are available to qualified employees.

No, DRD will accept certifications from authorized lifeguard agencies (Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis&Assoc)

  1. Swim 100 yards continuously using the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke or a combination of both.
  2. Tread water for one minute without using your arms.
  3. Perform a feet-first surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound brick from the depth at which you will be certified and return to surface

DRD manages many different types of pools: swim clubs, community pools, apartment pools, hotel pools and marina pools. Some pools are multi-lifeguard facilities and some are single-lifeguard facilities.

DRD operates pools in many communities in Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County and Baltimore City.  DRD will place you at a pool that is convenient to your location. 

Hourly compensation is based on an individual’s level of experience and the level of responsibility you accept as your pool assignment.

You can work as many hours or as few hours as you would like based on your availability and expectations. Overtime hours are available with approval.

Many lifeguards request time off during the summer.  A request for one day off must be made at least seven days in advance. A request for an extended period of time must be made at least fourteen days in advance.  

You must contact the DRD office by 8:00am to allow your staffing coordinator enough time to find a substitute to cover your shift.  Do not leave a voice mail. 

All lifeguards must be DRD identifiable and in uniform while on duty.  A DRD uniform is provided as part of the training cost.

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