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Lifeguard Requirements

Danvers BOH LifeguardĀ  Requirements for Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools

In accordance with Chapter 111, Section 31, General Law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and 105 CMR 400.000, the following regulations are promulgated for the protection of public health: Reference 105 CMR 435.23, while open to the public, each public swimming pool shall be supervised by one or more lifeguards holding current Red Cross Senior Lifesaver’s Certificates, National YMCA Senior Lifesaver’s Certificates, or equal.

While in use, each semi-public swimming pool and each wading pool shall be supervised by a legal adult who is capable of affecting a rescue of any swimmer or wader. Unless a semi-public swimming pool has a qualified lifeguard actively present and supervising, the pool shall be closed to use for the period of 12:00 midnight until 8:00 A.M.

C. Everett Elliott, Chairman
Anthony S. Patton, M.D.
Edmund J. Kowalski, R. Ph.

Adopted by vote: July 13, 1987
Published in the Danvers Herald, Danvers, MA: July 23, 1987
Filed with the DEP/DWPC: January 29, 1990

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