And we are off… and just like that 2020 “COVID19-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 […]Read More 2020 Summer Season is Over
We are trying to get the United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) to add a female landline event in local, regional and national level competitions. This is the only event in which women do not have a fair and equal opportunity to showcase their skills and strengths in this portion of lifesaving. Please show you support […]Read More Smith Point Lifeguard Women need your help!
Even now, during the COVID19, parking isn’t too difficult at Smith Point Beach. Before the parking lot was constructed, beach-goers would park along the roundabout at Smith Point, or Shirley Ocean Beach as it was known back then. [Photo courtesy Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library] Also, please maintain personal and social distancing… Wear a mask in community […]Read More Did you know…?
Due to Tropical Storm Isaias Suffolk County Beaches, Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt, will be closed at 11 AM today, 8/4/20. Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm overnight. Isaias is still expected to deliver wind gusts of up to 70 mph to Long Island. The National Weather Service in New York […]Read More Tropical Storm Isaias closes Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt.
On July 18th, the Smith Point Lifeguards responded to a deceased whale drifting approximately .75 miles off the main tower. The animal was already deceased once lifeguards arrived on scene. It should be noted that dead whales floating in the Ocean attract other marine life that may feed on it. It would be foolish, irresponsible […]Read More Dead Whale Washed up at Smith Point
Family and friends of those aboard have gathered on shore line of Smith Point Beach in Shirley on the east end of Fire Island to remember those lost during the TWA Flight 800 for the past 23 years. The annual ceremony this year, however, due to the COIVD19 pandemic originally scheduled for Friday, was canceled.Read More Ceremony for TWA Flight 800 victims canceled
Lifeguards, all wearing face covers, get their assignments at Smith Point County Beach in Shirley on Sunday. Credit: James CarboneRead More Coronavirus on Long Island: Live updates
Even though Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches are open and look completely different…It is with much disappointment we have to announce that the Smith Point Junior Lifeguard Program for the 2020 season is officially cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is always number one priority. We have no choice but to cancel this […]Read More Smith Point Junior Lifeguard Program is cancelled for 2020 season
Attention anyone interested in becoming a Suffolk County Lifeguard candidates for 2020 season.This year‘s social distancing lifeguard training program is set to begin and the dates will be as follows:Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020Thursday, June 4th, 2020Tuesday, June 9th, 2020Thursday, June 11th, 2020 Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 Thursday, June 18th, 2020Time for all sessions will be […]Read More Smith Point Lifeguard Training is BACK ON!