More Free Swimming Lessons To Be Funded By New Water Safety Initiative In MassachusettsThe DCR is joining several other organizations to announce a $475,000 grant program to help provide more free swim lessons across Massachusetts.
Baker Proposes Fines Of Up To $500 To Discourage Unsafe SwimmingIn light of the number of drownings in Massachusetts already this year, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is proposing to step up fines for those who are swimming where they shouldn't be.
After Recent Drownings, Massachusetts To Recruit More Lifeguards By Increasing Hourly PayThe DCR will be increasing lifeguard pay from $17-$18 an hour to $20-$21 an hour. Also, lifeguards who work a full season with the DCR will be able to earn a bonus of $500.
Pool Safety Highlighted Amid Recent DrowningsSafety officials are urging parents to keep an eye on their children when swimming.