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Putney Seeking Lifeguard

Seeking people for the summer of 2021 who would like to be a lifeguard. The Town of Putney is seeking full-time and/or part-time life guards to work the summer at the Putney Pool. Schedules can be flexible. The pool is scheduled to open on July 3, 2021 and will run from 12 – 7 p.m. daily. A lifeguard position will start at $13.50 per hour up to $15.00 per hour. An employment application can be found on the town website using the following link: or at the Town Hall. Please contact Karen M. Astley, Town Manager at 387.5862 extension 1 with questions.

The Town of Putney will cover your cost for recertification or full certification. A copy of your certification will be required. Beverly Wright will be holding recertification classes and run a full lifeguard course on June 21-25, 2021 in Vernon, at the public pool.

The requirements to become a lifeguard, 1) be 15-years-old by the end of the course, 2) be able to swim the breaststroke and freestyle and swim 500 yards with designated strokes, 3) be able to swim 20 yards without goggles, and 4) be able to tread water and swim underwater.

Participants will do a timed swim for 20 yards, a feet-first surface dive to at least seven feet, retrieve a “diving brick” from the bottom of the pool, and swim back and exit the pool in one minute and 40 seconds or less.

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, send an email to or contact Karen M. Astley above.