Union County residents age 16 and older can contact the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation Department for information about becoming a certified lifeguard this summer at the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool, located at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Generations of Union County residents have enjoyed working as lifeguards while gaining valuable experiences for college applications and resumes,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The Freeholder Board is proud to continue offering this opportunity to residents in search of a rewarding summer experience.”

To find out about certification and physical requirements, email the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at Warinanco@ucnj.org or call 908-298-7849 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by completion of their training.  The starting pay is $11.00 per hour.

The 2017 season begins on June 24 and ends on Sept. 4.