Smith Point Takes 2nd at USLA National Lifeguard Championship

More than 500 lifeguards from across around the globe faced off at Virginia Beach in the competitive lifesaving events, ranging from swimming events to using boats or boards. Lifeguards were going head-to-head against each other, with hopes of winning the USLA National Lifeguard Championship and qualifying for the world championships in Australia. Throughout the 3 […]

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August 11, 2018

2018 National Lifeguard Championship, Virginia Beach

Day 3 Update (8/11/18, Time 5:49 PM) Due to an inclement weather the USLA Nationals are finished. Events not scored: W/M Open Run Swim; Ann Fici, Jess Freund, Julia Horan and Patrick Konarski W/M Board Rescue Race; W/M Taplin Relay; Ann Fici, Jess Freund, Julia Horan, Paige Kolar, Andrey Dagayev, Kevin Konarski, Brandon Kolar and Pierce May Open Landline. Four Smith Point teams qualified […]

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August 9, 2018

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Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Grace Kelly-McGovern August 6, 2018 631-854-0095 The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued […]

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August 7, 2018

Smith Point edges out East Hampton to win 2018 Long Island Lifeguard Championship

On Monday, July 30th, lifeguards from across Long Island came together for a day of intense competition to see who is the best on the Island. Many times the competition resembles the USLA National Lifeguard Championships, as year after year, the same individuals wind up competing for the same title at the national level. The […]

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July 31, 2018

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Junior Lifeguards – final week

Although you hope you’ll never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a child or infant, it’s important to know the steps so that you can help in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency. We thought that it would benefit our Junior Lifeguards and their families to go over the basic steps of CPR… they […]

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July 29, 2018

What’s with this wild weather? Blame an ‘extreme’ jet stream pattern.

Simulation of jet stream pattern July 22. (VentuSky.com) BY MATTHEW CAPPUCCI AND JASON SAMENOW JULY 25 AT 4:35 PM Is it July or March? A rare and steep summer dip in the jet stream has brought an incredibly wacky week of weather to the Lower 48. Usually, this fast-moving air current along which storms track […]

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July 25, 2018

2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #3

Week #3 … recap One Saturday to go (7/28/18) … the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:05 AM. The last session is free as well. Parents should arrive at 9:45 AM and fill out a waiver. Without a waiver, your child cannot participate in the S.P.J.L.P. Introduction: beach safety […]

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July 21, 2018

Smith Point Women dominate 2018 East Hampton Main Ocean Beach Lifeguard Tournament, Men take 3rd.

On Thursday, July 19th, Lifeguards from as far west as Shirley, home of Smith Point Beach, and as far east as Montauk, competed in 32nd Annual East Hampton Main Ocean Beach Lifeguard Tournament, an annual event that showcases the life-saving skills and athletic prowess of local lifeguards. It was another great night of competition. Men […]

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July 20, 2018

This is why you shouldn’t be near a beach while storm

Although walking on the beach during Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane may seem like a good idea at first – It is not! We highly recommend against it. Ocean waters are treacherous and very unpredictable. Here is a another example of why you should not. The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), a national non-profit organization, and […]

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July 19, 2018