Pawtucket pool in need of lifeguards in order to open

By: News Staff


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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A lack of lifeguards in Pawtucket is forcing the city’s public pool to stay closed for now.

The Fairlawn Veterans Memorial Park Pool was scheduled to open tomorrow.

However, that’s been postponed because there are not enough qualified lifeguards.

The city says the pool won’t open until all of the spots are filled.

If you think you might be a good fit for one of these lifeguard jobs here are a list of requirements for the position as well as how you can apply:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Updated American Red Cross Certification for Lifesaving (non-surf)
  • Updated American Red Cross Certification for First Aid / CPR / AED (must furnish copy when applying)
  • Must be friendly and able to work with the public, especially children
  • Must enjoy being in the sun, getting wet while creating a fun yet safe environment

To apply for a lifeguard position they as that you contact John Blais at 401-728-0500 Extension 257 or via email at


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