This is why you shouldn’t be near a beach while storm

Although walking on the beach during Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane may seem like a good idea at first – It is not! We highly recommend against it. Ocean waters are treacherous and very unpredictable. Here is a another example of why you should not. The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), a national non-profit organization, and […]

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July 19, 2018

Lifeguard Craft Competition 2018 – Mid Atlantic Championships

There are two types of surf skis, the spec ski and the ocean ski. The ocean ski is made for long-distance ocean paddling and is usually raced downwind with the swells. Typically 5.0-6.0 meters (16½-21 ft) long and only 40–50 cm (16-20″) wide, surf skis are extremely fast when paddled on flat water (only an […]

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July 18, 2018

Earth had its third-warmest June amid sizzling global records

Global average temperature anomalies during June 2018, based on NASA data. Credit: NASA GISS. Andrew Freedman JUL 16, 2018 Earth had its third-warmest June on record this year, according to NASA data on Monday. The month saw numerous heat milestones set worldwide, from the U.S. to the Middle East. Why this matters: The planet is […]

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July 16, 2018

2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #2

Week #2 … recap We have two Saturdays to go (7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 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. One of the […]

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July 14, 2018

2018 Mid-Atlantic Lifeguard Champions, Rehoboth, DE

Each year lifeguards who patrol the beaches throughout our region come together to compete in the USLA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The purpose of such an event is to showcase the skills and knowledge it takes to be a lifeguard. The day is filled with action-packed events that can’t be seen in any other forum.   […]

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July 12, 2018

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2018 Junior Lifeguards Week #1

Each Saturday, (7/14/18, 7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 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. Week #1 Introduction: beach safety 1K beach run, three dunnies […]

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July 8, 2018

William Floyd Estate celebrates 300 years

The William Floyd Estate turns 300 this year. Photo Credit: Newsday/Bill Davis By Raisa Camargo raisa.camargo@newsday.com Updated July 6, 2018 5:22 PM As the William Floyd Estate marks its 300th year, the National Park Service is showcasing a special exhibit chronicling historic milestones of the prominent Long Island family. A celebration of the Mastic Beach property’s tricentennial on Saturday will […]

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July 7, 2018

Heat exhaustion or heat stroke?

The heat wave is still here. Little relief is expected at night, so the effects on the human body may build up, especially targeting the young and elderly. The attached chart will help you recognize the signs of a heat related emergency. source: https://www.weather.gov

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July 3, 2018

What is a “rip current”?

Did you know? Rip currents are the DEADLIEST ocean hazzard and account for over 80% of rescues performed by lifeguards. Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of gulf and the Great Lakes. Moving at speeds of […]

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June 29, 2018

“Heat Wave”?

1) w18z GFS heat index outlook for Sunday, July 1st Lots of people have been asking lately, “Where is summer? It hasn’t been hot at all”…Well, buckle up because the blast furnace is about to get crankin’. It looks like things really heat up this Friday with the potential for a major heat wave across […]

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June 26, 2018