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The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul         ____Robert Wyland

 LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAMS
2023

Surf Level 1 Ocean Lifeguards - authorized by Suffolk County

YOU MUST TRAIN WITH US TO BE CERTIFIED BY US!

Please Click below to Sign Up 

for Ocean Lifeguard Programs

Ocean Lifeguard Training & Certification Courses

Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:30PM-8:00PM

at Coopers Beach

Southampton

1st Time Ocean Lifeguard Certification Dates: 

Class 1 - Tuesday, June 20 
Class 2 - Thursday, June 22

Class 3 - Tuesday, June 27
Class 4 - Thursday, June 29


NO CLASS - Tuesday, July 4 - NO CLASS

Class 5 - Thursday, July 6
Class 6 - Tuesday, July 11

Class 7 - Thursday, July 13
Class 8 - Tuesday, July 18

Class 9 - Thursday, July 20
Class 10 - Tuesday, July 25  

Class 11 - Thursday, July 27 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)
Class 12 - Tuesday, Aug 3   (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)


Final Practical & Written Exam Dates:
Test 1 - Tuesday, August 8 - 8:00AM
Test 2 - Thursday, August 10 - 8:00AM

REQUIREMENTS - 1st Time Certifications

Participants must:

  • Be 16 years of age by the scheduled test date

  • Complete a medical exam within 90 days prior to the test date

      Download Medical Form (must use this medical form)

  • 1st time certifying participant must attend a minimum of 10 complete training classes & can only miss 2 classes & those 2 classes cannot be consecutive classes 

  • Certifying lifeguards are responsible read the Lifeguard Training Manual before the written exam. Manual will be downloadable, once you start the course

INITIAL EVALUATIONS - SWIMMING SKILL LEVEL

Initial Evaluations take place on the student’s first day, at the start of the class – during the first 30 minutes. Participants must be evaluated for swimming skills before beginning this course.

  • Must be able swim 50 yards in 35 seconds), without the use of goggles / fins, OR possess a current American Red Cross (ARC) Level II (Still Water or waterfront) Certification

  • Must successfully complete the prerequisite skills evaluation. (Failure to have attained the appropriate skill level could pose a safety threat to themselves and to others in the class)

  • Be able to swim 300 yards front crawl in the ocean, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing without goggles or fins.

​MAKE-UP CLASSES
Training officers may create additional make-up classes for dedicated participants intend to take the certification final exams (written & practical) to become certified ocean lifeguards, who had legitimate excuses for missing classes .

To inquire about additional make-up classes, or if you have any questions or concerns

Contact: Chief Alex King 

(631) 488-0474

Ocean Lifeguard Training Re-Certification Courses

Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:30PM-8:00PM

at Coopers Beach

Course 1 - Re-Certification Ocean Lifeguard Dates: 

Class 1 - Tuesday, June 13
Class 2 - Thursday, June 15

Class 3 - Tuesday, June 20 
Class 4 - Thursday, June 22

Class 5 - Tuesday, June 27

Class 6 - Thursday, June 29  (make-up class, evaluation class - pre-test class)

NO CLASS - Tuesday, July 4 - NO CLASS
Class 7 - Thursday, July 6     (make-up class, evaluation class - pre-test class)

Final Practical & Written Exam Date:
Recert Test 1 - Tuesday July 11 - 8:00AM

Course 2 - Re-Certification Ocean Lifeguard Dates: 

Class 1 - Tuesday, July 11
Class 2 - Thursday, July 13

Class 3 - Tuesday, July 18
Class 4 - Thursday, July 20

Class 5 - Tuesday, July 25

Class 6 - Thursday, July 27 (make-up class, evaluation class - pre-test class)
Class 7 - Tuesday, Tuesday, Aug 3 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)


Final Practical & Written Exam Dates:
Recert Test 2 - Tuesday, August 8   - 8:00AM
Recert Test 3 - Tuesday, August 10 - 8:00AM

REQUIREMENTS - Recertifications

Participants must:

  • Complete a medical exam within 90 days prior to the test date

       Download Medical Form  (must use this medical form)

  • Re-certifying Lifeguards must attend a minimum of the complete training classes 1-5 with a possibility of 1 make-up class either complete class 6 or 7

  • Re-certifying lifeguards are responsible read the Lifeguard Training Manual before the written exam.  Manual will be downloadable, once you start the course.

  • Certification must NOT have lapsed. If certification lapses lifeguard must take the full 1st time Surf Level 1 Lifeguard certification course

​MAKE-UP CLASSES
Training officers may create additional make-up classes for lifeguards who need to recertify who have legitimate excuses for missing classes.

To inquire about additional make-up classes, or for any questions or concerns

Contact: Chief Alex King

(631) 488-0474

 

Lifeguard Swim Training Prep

for Certification Course

If you need help improving your swimming for lifeguard certification

come train with us before the certification course or any time

Every Tuesday & Thursday

5:30PM-7:30PM

at Coopers Beach

throughout the Summer

starting May 4th

Please Click below to Sign Up 

for Ocean Lifeguard Programs

SVOR Provides Red Cross CPR

Certification Courses

for Lifeguards

DATES COMING

(If you are looking to get CPR certified PLEASE CONTACT US) 

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD SWIM!

PLEASE FEEL CONTACT US  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

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