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.

10:25 – 10:45 AM (Landline) – Two junior guards beach controls, one swimmer, and one victim – lifeguard. Victim will be placed at a marker buoy approximately 20 meters from shore. The swimmer, junior guard, will swim a rescue line from a land start to the victim. The Junior guard must then secure the victim-lifeguard and maintain control of the victim during the entire pull by the beach control.

10:25 – 10:45 AM (Run-Swim-Run) – There are four ‘juniors’ per relay team. Each will follow a course consisting of approximately 50-meter run, a 20-meter swim, and a 50-meter run back to the starting area. A hand touch will start the next relay member

10:45 – 11:05 AM (4 x 50 Sprint Relay) – Four JG will run a shuttle relay 50 meters straight down the beach where they will hand off a baton to the next runner. The handoff of the baton will start the next runner. This drill works on reaction time, agility and speed.

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.

Another great season… through mutual training, interaction and exploration our junior Lifeguards were developing confidence, mental and physical fitness while respecting each other  and the coastal environment.

Please check back in May of 2020 for next year’s season time and dates.
Smith Point Lifeguards

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July 29, 2019

  • I am interested in the JR Lifeguard program. Would you send me information about the 2021 program when it’s available?

    I live 3 miles from Smith Point and it is my home beach and my goal is to be a lifeguard there.

    Thank you.

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