NYC Parks Lifeguard Qualifying Test

Chelsea Recreation Center

To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the start of employment.
  • Have at least 20/30 vision in one eye and 20/40 in the other - without corrective lenses. 
    Glasses and contact lenses may not be worn during the eye exam.
  • Be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds or less, with proper form.
Please note: We will send you reminders for all upcoming test dates at this location; therefore, you may receive test date reminders for this location past your test date.

Dates: from 12/18/2019 until 01/10/2020

Description: The Lifeguard Qualifying Test will take place at Chelsea Recreation Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. from December 9, 2019 to January 10, 2020. No tests on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1).

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center (opens in new tab)
430 West 25th Street, Manhattan