2019 Junior Lifeguards Week #2

Week #2 Introduction: Heat Wave (10:05-10:10 AM) Mini Heat Wave Precaution Lecture How do you stay safe in a heat wave? Stay hydrated with plenty of water, ideally every 15 minutes — even if you’re not thirsty. Don’t drink sugary drinks, or other caffeinated beverages, as they will only make dehydration worse. Stay under the […]

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July 20, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #5

Use Sunscreen and Drink Water: Everyone loves a sunny day, but exposure to the sun affects your body. Without sunscreen, you can be seriously burned. The sun’s rays can also cause life-long skin damage and skin cancer. To protect yourself always choose “broad spectrum” sunscreen rated from 15 to 50 SPF, or clothing that covers […]

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July 19, 2019

2019 Junior Lifeguards Week #1

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 […]

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July 13, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #4

Check with the Lifeguards: Lifeguards work continually to identify hazards that might affect you. They can advise you on the safest place to swim, as well as places to avoid. They want you to have a safe day. Talk to them when you first arrive at the beach and ask them for their advice. Source: […]

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July 12, 2019

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2019 USLA Mid-Atlantic Rehoboth Tournament

The basic objectives of the USLA Lifeguard Competition are to sustain and uplift employee morale, to stimulate personal interest in rescue skill training and to acquaint the general public with water safety procedures and skills used daily by professional lifeguards to advance public safety at the beach. It was another great day in Delaware for […]

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July 10, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #3

Swim with a Buddy: Many drownings involve single swimmers. When you swim with a buddy, if one of you has a problem, the other may be able to help, including signaling for assistance from others. At least have someone onshore watching you. Source: www.usla.org

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July 6, 2019

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Water Safety Tip of the Week #2

Swim Near a Lifeguard: USLA statistics over a ten year period show that the chance of drowning at a beach without lifeguard protection is almost five times as great as drowning at a beach with lifeguards. USLA has calculated the chance that a person will drown while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards […]

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June 28, 2019

Water Safety Tip of the Week #1

General Information on Drowning Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States and the second leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44. For children in the one to two year age range, drowning is the leading cause of injury death. In some states, like California, Florida, […]

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June 21, 2019

2019 Junior Lifeguard Program Dates announced

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 […]

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Behind the Film ‘Part of Water,’ a Retrospective on the Only U.S. Lifeguard to Lose His Life on Duty

WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2019 Dylan Heyden Associate Editor STAFF On July 6th, 2014, Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson responded to a call about a man in distress as 10-to-12-foot waves pounded the Southern California beach town. Carlson was a waterman of the highest order, but, for reasons that to this day remain elusive, Carlson never surfaced […]

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May 15, 2019