Junior Lifeguards 2024, week # 3

The third week of junior lifeguards was ‘action-packed’, with an emphasis on practical rescue skills and teamwork. The Sunday kicked off with a series of rescue simulations designed to mimic real-life scenarios at each beach. One of the highlights of today was jumping off the tower, a thrilling activity that tested the speed, reaction time […]

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July 21, 2024

53 Rescues at Smith Point

Sunday was a GREAT day! Constant teaching about safety was paramount and brilliantly executed throughout the day. Our lifeguards on duty performed admirably, helping 53 people reach safety and return home to their families and friends. Throughout the day, our guards were constantly in and out of the water to ensure a secure environment. The […]

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July 15, 2024

Junior Lifeguards 2024, week # 2

The second week of junior lifeguards at Smith Point and Meschutt beaches was marked by excitement and engagement from all participants. Under the clear blue sky, the young lifeguards dove into a series of skill-building exercises designed to enhance their water safety and rescue abilities. The day began with a run, swim and a paddle […]

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July 14, 2024

Junior Lifeguards 2024, week # 1

The first day of junior lifeguards was great at Smith Point and Meschutt beaches. The day was marked by excitement and engagement. The program began with a warm welcome and a brief orientation session, where participants were introduced to the lifeguards and briefed on the schedule and safety. The young junior lifeguards quickly formed friendly […]

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July 7, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

This morning we were thrilled to recognize and celebrate the dedication and hard work of our outstanding lifeguards at Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt. Your commitment to safety, vigilance, and professionalism ensures a secure and enjoyable environment for all of Suffolk County Patrons. Your lifesaving skills, quick response, and unwavering dedication make a significant difference every day.  […]

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July 4, 2024

The Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, also known as estival solstice, marks the point when one of Earth’s poles tilts closest to the Sun, occurring twice annually, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). In the hemisphere experiencing summer solstice, it boasts the longest period of daylight and shortest night of the year, with the Sun reaching its […]

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June 20, 2024

Heat wave… suggestions.

During a heat wave, proper hydration, seeking shade, and self-care are crucial for staying healthy and safe. Hydration is paramount; drinking plenty of water helps regulate body temperature and prevent dehydration. Electrolytes lost through sweat should be replenished with sports drinks or coconut water. Avoiding alcohol and caffeinated beverages, which can dehydrate you, is also […]

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June 17, 2024

Juneteenth

Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States. The holiday’s name is a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth”, as it was on June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement of […]

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June 16, 2024

2024 Junior Lifeguard Program

Update: 7/6/24 First Date of our program is July 7th. Please note the date change! Dates: Sundays only from 8:15 am to 9:45 am. Each session will conclude at 9:45 AM. Please arrive at 8:10 AM each time. As you arrive, please check in at the lifeguard office with one of the Captains at Smith […]

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June 3, 2024

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Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Memorial Day is one of the federal holidays in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer in the United States. It’s been observed […]

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May 27, 2024