Orville H. Platt High School

MPS Summer Lifeguarding Class 2022

MPS Summer Lifeguarding Class 2022

Meriden Public schools would like to offer Meriden high school students the opportunity to earn a Lifeguard Certificate which would enable them to get a summer job at a local pool or the YMCA/Mountain Mist. Students would be expected to complete online work and in person skill work in the classroom and pool. Students can earn one-half credit for their participation in the course. 


  • Be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course.
  • Complete a 300 yard (12 length swim) non-stop in the pool.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of arms.
  • Complete a timed test where the candidate must swim down to the deep end, retrieve a brick from the bottom and return to the shallow end. 


June 15       1:00- 5:00pm Online Work

June 16-17 10:30-12:30pm Online work 1:30-5:30pm Class/Pool work

June 20-21    10:30-12:30pm Online work 1:30-5:30pm Class/Pool work

June 22 1:30-3:30pm Final Skill Test


To earn a certification, you must attend all classes, pass the online portion, and all in-person skill tests. You must demonstrate a level of maturity and professionalism throughout the course. 

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please email Mr. Auletta at francis.auletta@meridnek12.org. There is a maximum number of 10 students per class, and spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.