A child takes a break from swimming on a hot afternoon at the Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens on the opening day of city pools on June 29, 2016 in New York City.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Looking to make a difference while also making some extra money this summer?
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is hiring more than 1,000 lifeguards to keep a watchful eye on swimmers at state beaches and pools.
Lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age, be certified through the American Red Cross or equivalent courses for lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED.
All applicants will also undergo a background check.
The first qualifying exam in Western New York will be given this Saturday, April 14th at 8:30 a.m. at Niagara University.
For a complete list of requirements, click here.