2019 USLA National Lifeguard Championship

The 2019 USLA National Lifeguard Championships registration is open at www.uslanationals.org. This year, when adult lifeguards are registering online, you are asked to select the Open/Age Group events you are expecting to compete in. It is requested that you try to be realistic and not just select everything. There is no penalty for additions or […]

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July 22, 2019

2019 Junior Lifeguards Week #2

Week #2 Introduction: Heat Wave (10:05-10:10 AM) Mini Heat Wave Precaution Lecture How do you stay safe in a heat wave? Stay hydrated with plenty of water, ideally every 15 minutes — even if you’re not thirsty. Don’t drink sugary drinks, or other caffeinated beverages, as they will only make dehydration worse. Stay under the […]

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July 20, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #5

Use Sunscreen and Drink Water: Everyone loves a sunny day, but exposure to the sun affects your body. Without sunscreen, you can be seriously burned. The sun’s rays can also cause life-long skin damage and skin cancer. To protect yourself always choose “broad spectrum” sunscreen rated from 15 to 50 SPF, or clothing that covers […]

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July 19, 2019

2019 Junior Lifeguards Week #1

The Smith Point Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate our Suffolk County Patrons and youth about ocean safety. Through ocean training, interaction and exploration, the Smith Point Junior Lifeguards gain: development of confidence, mental and physical fitness and respect for one another and the coastal environment. Each Saturday, (7/13/19, 7/20/19 and 7/27/19) the training […]

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July 13, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #4

Check with the Lifeguards: Lifeguards work continually to identify hazards that might affect you. They can advise you on the safest place to swim, as well as places to avoid. They want you to have a safe day. Talk to them when you first arrive at the beach and ask them for their advice. Source: […]

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July 12, 2019

2019 USLA Mid-Atlantic Rehoboth Tournament

The basic objectives of the USLA Lifeguard Competition are to sustain and uplift employee morale, to stimulate personal interest in rescue skill training and to acquaint the general public with water safety procedures and skills used daily by professional lifeguards to advance public safety at the beach. It was another great day in Delaware for […]

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July 10, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #3

Swim with a Buddy: Many drownings involve single swimmers. When you swim with a buddy, if one of you has a problem, the other may be able to help, including signaling for assistance from others. At least have someone onshore watching you. Source: www.usla.org

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July 6, 2019

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human […]

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July 4, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #2

Swim Near a Lifeguard: USLA statistics over a ten year period show that the chance of drowning at a beach without lifeguard protection is almost five times as great as drowning at a beach with lifeguards. USLA has calculated the chance that a person will drown while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards […]

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June 28, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #1

General Information on Drowning Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States and the second leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44. For children in the one to two year age range, drowning is the leading cause of injury death. In some states, like California, Florida, […]

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June 21, 2019