Junior Lifeguards 2021, Day 3

Photo Credit: E. Gorman Meschutt Beach On the third day, 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 […]

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July 31, 2021

USLA/NOAA RIP CURRENT SAFETY TOOLKIT

People from throughout the USA and visitors from throughout the world visit surf beaches. A “surf beach” is considered any beach with breaking waves. Anyone who visits a surf beach, whether at the ocean or large bodies of water like the Great Lakes, is exposed to the danger of rip currents. They are the #1 […]

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July 28, 2021

Smith Point Wins 2021 Long Island Lifeguard Championship

Picture credit: N. Pikulik Distance Swim (10AM) Jones Beach 1st, East Hampton 2nd, Long Beach 3rd, Smith Point (Degayev, Varrichio, Horan B) 4th, Town of Islip 5th, Westhampton 6th (Dominger, Fici, Konarski P) 2K Beach Run (10:20 AM) Jones Beach 1st, Smith Point (Spiller A, Wisti, Doxsee) 2nd, Long Beach 3rd, East Hampton 4th, Town […]

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July 26, 2021

World Drowning Prevention Day: July 25th

Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. More than 90% of drowning deaths occur in rivers, lakes, wells and water storage tanks in low- and middle-income countries. But drowning is preventable. In an effort to bring attention to the problem and reduce drowning worldwide, the United Nations has declared July 25th […]

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July 25, 2021

Junior Lifeguards 2021, Day 2

On the second day, 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. Sign in, waiver, 9:45 […]

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July 24, 2021

Smith Point Lifeguards win the Battle of the Hamptons

Picture credit: N. PikulikLast year after the initial shut down and several local, State and National guidelines updates, it became clear early on that all competitions for the 2020 will be cancelled. This past Thursday, July 22, at Main Beach in East Hampton after being canceled last year due to the pandemic excitement was truly […]

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July 22, 2021

What’s a rip current?

You might have heard them referred to as “undertow” or “rip tides”, but these ocean phenomena are actually rip currents. Source: www.oceanservice.noaa.gov

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July 21, 2021

If you were late to work this morning…

It has been an unusual morning for officers in the Suffolk County Police Department. Police responded to 911 calls reporting a bull running loose on Montgomery Avenue in Mastic at approximately 8:20 a.m. The bull has been spotted in Mastic and Shirley and caused the brief shutdown of a portion of Sunrise Highway. It was […]

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July 20, 2021

Please turn the showers off.

In an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm). If a patron leaves a shower on for an hour – a patron wastes 126 gallons […]

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July 19, 2021