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 is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:05 AM. The sessions are free.
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. (You just need to sign one waiver per child per season.)
Introduction: beach safety
(10:05-10:20 AM) 1K beach run (ages 5-8) 1 mile run (ages 9-15)
10:20-10:35 AM (Capt Gorman) Noodle dash and Serf rescue
10:35-10:50 AM (LG P. Kolar) Surf board rescue entry
10:50- 11:10 AM Beach Flags
Closure (team picture)
Beach Safety Tips
1.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 beach and surf conditions.
7.If you hear a whistle, look to see if the lifeguard is signaling you.
8.Avoid digging deep holes that can be hazardous to others.
9.Never sit or dig in front of the lifeguard tower.
10. No glass containers are permitted on the beach.
11.No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach.
12. NEVER fake calls for HELP. However, don’t be embarrassed to call for help.
13. If you need help, do not panic. If you are unable to swim back to shore, call or wave for help. The lifeguards are well trained in water and beach safety. Respect their presence and judgement and never interfere with their work.