Local lifeguard courses available for summer 2017 season

The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program will be seeking applicants for lifeguarding positions at the public beach at Burbank Park on Onota Lake this summer.

Interested candidates must be certified in first aid and CPR and possess a current Lifeguarding Certificate; Waterfront Skills Certification is strongly recommended.

For those interested, lifeguard certification and/or re-certification courses are offered locally.   Please contact the following locations regarding course offerings:


  • Pittsfield Family YMCA, 292 North Street , 413-499-7650 Ext. 27
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville Street, 413-448-8258
  • Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road Great Barrington, 413.528.2810 Ext. 12

For more information, please call Becky Manship, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 413-499-9370.