The Southampton Village Ocean Rescue (SVOR) has come together in full force as of April, 2018. Our mission is to respond to all emergencies in the ocean and bay, throughout the Village of Southampton, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Modeled after East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, long-standing and proven to be effective; SVOR is purely a volunteer non-profit organization that has been founded based on need.
SVOR is dedicated to making expedient and safe water rescues year-round at all unprotected beaches in Southampton Village. Each month, we train in different locations coordinating with multiple emergency agencies, to be prepared for any aquatic emergency. Our rescuers are ocean lifeguard and CPR certified. We are devoted to safeguarding swimmers in open water events, triathlons as well as other water related charitable functions in the Village of Southampton.
Our members promote water safety and education; thereby assisting Southampton Village in providing skills for youths that will prevent future drownings. SVOR plans to facilitates training and testing lifeguards in Southampton. We will also train junior lifeguards, from the ages of 11 to 14; and hope in the future to have a Nipper program for ages 6-11. SVOR plans to conduct classes to educate nannies in water safety before the summer months. SVOR plans to run educational press releases for Beach Safety Week on the dangers of rip currents and plans to install Rip Current signs at all the Village ocean beach access points.
SVOR is Here to Save Lives!
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever ____Jacques Cousteau
LEARN TO SWIM!!!
Swim Near a Lifeguard!
Obey Posted Signs and Flags!
Keep the Beach and Water Clean!
Learn Rip Current Safety!
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE OCEAN!
Southampton Village Ocean Rescue
ALWAYS ON CALL!
Covid-19 Precautionary Measures
Southampton Village Ocean Rescue (SVOR) is working with the Town and Village Lifeguard Agencies to revise rescue techniques to protect both the victim and rescuer.
Our dedicated team will continue to train and utilize these techniques throughout the pandemic.
We are working with the Police and Fire Departments who have adapted new protocols when contacting and treating medical aids. We are aware of the new United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) precautions regarding Covid-19.
We are committed and will continue to stay informed as new information becomes available.
We will remain on-call to protect all Southampton Village Beaches!