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

Water Safety Tip of the Week #7

Keep the Beach and Water Clean: Nobody likes to see the beach or water littered with trash. Even in places where beach cleaning services pick up trash daily, it may linger on the beach for hours, causing an unsightly mess and threatening the health of birds and animals. Do your part. Pick up after yourself […]

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August 2, 2019

Smith Point Bridge will be CLOSED

Smith Point Bridge will be CLOSED 7-9AM this Sunday, August 4, 2019, for the annual Smith Point Triathlon. No cars to cross over the bridge and no tall ships to cross under. The Smith Point Triathlon starts at Smith Point County Park, with a fast 500 meter Narrow Bay swim and continues on to a […]

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August 1, 2019

Smith Point Wins – 2019 “Joe W. Dooley” Long Island Lifeguard Championship

Photo Credit: Nikole Pikulik On Monday, July 29th, 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 […]

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July 31, 2019

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2019 Junior Lifeguards Week #3

10:00 – 10:05 AM Introduction 10:05- 10:25 AM – One Mile Beach Run; Runners will race a half a mile down the beach to a flag about which they turn clockwise and proceed back to the starting point where they will finish. The Start/Finish and turn around the flag are located in the soft sand. […]

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July 29, 2019

2019 East Hampton Main Beach Lifeguard Tournament

Another year, another great event. Fans, young and old, layered a dozen rows deep, enjoying great competition. Long Island lifeguards from as far as Jones Beach and as close as East Hampton gathered around for their chance to show their athleticism and prowess. Smith Point Lifeguards didn’t disappoint with another great performance at East Hampton […]

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July 27, 2019

Upgrades at Suffolk parks expand access for people with disabilities

On Friday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced new purchases and projects at three county beaches to increase accessibility, especially for those who are disabled. The improvements at Smith Point County Park, Cupsogue Beach County Park and Meschutt Beach County Park include installation of blue mobility mats on the sand to help people get closer to […]

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July 26, 2019