2019 Ian Fogarty

Lifeguard of the Year – Ian Fogarty Ian Fogarty is a SUNY Cortland Alumni that started his lifeguard career here at Smith Point in 2004. After the 2015 season Ian hung up his greens for a pair of blues and became a member of the New York City Police Department. However, after being a MOS (Member […]

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2019 Summer Season is over!

And we are off… and just like that 2019 season is over. Please be safe, be smart and remember … always swim near a lifeguard! Beach Safety Tips1.Swim only in guarded area.2.Do not dive into shallow water.3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line.4.Never swim alone.5.Children should always swim with adult supervision.6.Check with lifeguards on […]

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September 3, 2019

You Should Always Put a Quarter on a Frozen Cup of Water Before a Hurricane

This refrigerator trick could literally save your life. BY MARLISSE CEPEDA OCT 17, 2016 When a major hurricane is on the horizon, packing your bags and leaving home is the safe thing to do. But, if you’re worried about the food in your fridge being safe to consume when you return, you’re going to want to remember this […]

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August 28, 2019

Sayville’s Jack Coan Named Wisconsin Starting Quarterback

The Long Island native will be the football team’s starting quarterback this season. By Stephen Romano, Patch Staff Aug 26, 2019 12:56 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2019 10:11 pm ET Sayville native Jack Coan will be the Wisconsin Badgers starting quarterback this season. The junior, who was listed in the depth chart as the team’s top […]

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August 27, 2019

Smith Point Wins Landline Rescue at National Lifeguard Championship in Virginia Beach

National Champions – (L-R) Kristofas Barsauskas, Danielle Pikulik, Alex Triani and Brendon Kolar Each year Lifeguards from all over the country drive down, fly down and gather to see who is the best Lifeguard in Town. This year more than 1,000 lifeguards congregated to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the 2019 United States Lifesaving Association […]

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August 10, 2019

Water Safety of the Week #8

Learn Rip Current Safety: USLA has found that some 80% of rescues by USLA affiliated lifeguards at ocean beaches are caused by rip currents. These currents are formed by surf and gravity, because once surf pushes water up the slope of the beach, gravity pulls it back. This can create concentrated rivers of water moving […]

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August 9, 2019