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

 LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAMS
2024

(2024 dates tentative)

OCEAN LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

Surf Level 1 Ocean Lifeguard Certification - authorized by Suffolk County

YOU MUST TRAIN WITH US TO BE CERTIFIED BY US!

RAIN OR SHINE 

If it's raining without thunder and lightning, regular training is on. 

If it's pouring or a there is a thunderstorm please meet under pavilion at Coopers. The will focus will be on technical and important classroom information.

Please Click below to Sign Up 

for Ocean Lifeguard Programs

Ocean Lifeguard Certification Course Fee:  

  • $165 for 1st time non-members

  • $65 for rectifying non-members

  • ​There is no certification fee for active Southampton Village Ocean Rescue Members

  • Southampton High School Students' fees will be covered by a donation 

Bring a check to training payable to the Village of Southampton

Ocean Lifeguard Training & Certification Courses

Coopers Beach

Southampton

Course 1:  Ocean Lifeguard First Time Certification Schedule: 

3:30PM-6:00PM

Class 1 - Tuesday, May 28 - SBT Pool - 212 Gin Lane, Southampton 
All other classes at Coopers Beach, Southampton
Class 2 - Wednesday May 29
Class 3 - Thursday, May 30

Class 4 - Friday, May 31

Class 5 - Monday, June 3
Class 6 - Tuesday, June 4
Class 7 - Wednesday, June 5
Class 8 - Thursday, June 6

Class 9 - Monday, June 10
Class 10 - Tuesday, June 11

Class 11 - Wednesday, June 12 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class) 
Class 12 - Thursday, June 13 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)

Final Practical & Written Exam Dates:
Test 1 - Saturday June 15th - 8:00AM
Test 2 - Time and Date TBD

Course 2:  Ocean Lifeguard 1st Time Certification Schedule: 

Tuesdays & Thurdays

5:30PM-8:00PM

Class 1 - Tuesday, June 18 
Class 2 - Thursday, June 20

Class 3 - Tuesday, June 25
Class 4 - Thursday, June 27


Class 5 - Tuesday, July 2
NO CLASS - Thurs, July 4 - NO CLASS

Class 6 - Tuesday, July 9
Class 7 - Thursday, July 11

Class 8 - Tuesday, July 16
Class 9 - Thursday, July 18

Class 10 - Tuesday, July 23 
Class 11 - Thursday, July 25 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class) 
Class 12 - Thursday, July 30 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)

Training will continue Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30PM at Coopers through September


Final Practical & Written Exam Dates:
Test 1 - Monday, August 5 - 8:00AM
Test 2 - Monday, August 12 - 8:00AM (tentative date)

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 to read the Lifeguard Training Manual before the written exam. The manual will be downloadable, once the fee is paid and you have started the course.

  • CPR certify • Lifeguards in New York State are required to CPR certify annually.           (acceptable CPR courses: equivalent to Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer  / American Heart)

SIGN UP FOR CPR HERE

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 who 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: SVOR Chief Alex King 

(631) 488-0474

Ocean Lifeguard Training Re-Certification Courses

3:30PM-6:00PM

Course 1 - Ocean Lifeguard Re-Certification Schedule: 

Class 1 - Tuesday, June 4
Class 2 - Wednesday, June 5

Class 3 - Thursday, June 6

Class 4 - Monday, June 10
Class 5 - Tuesday, June 11

Class 6 - Wednesday, June 12 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class) 
Class 7 - Thursday, June 13 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)

Final Practical & Written Exam Dates:
Test 1 - Tuesday, Saturday June 15th - 8:00AM
Test 2 - Time and Date TBD

Tuesdays & Thurdays

5:30PM-8:00PM

Course 2 - Ocean Lifeguard Re-Certification Schedule: 

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 - Saturday, July 29 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class - 10:30 AM) 
Class 7 - Tuesday, July 30 (make-up class - pre-test evaluation class)

Training will continue Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30PM at Coopers through September


Final Practical & Written Exam Dates:
Test 1 - Monday, August 5 - 8:00AM
Test 2 - Monday, August 12 - 8:00AM (tentative date)

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

If you want to improve your swimming,

build endurance and/or work on your stroke 

please come to

Swim Prep for Lifeguards

(click for more info)

Please Click below to Sign Up 

for Ocean Lifeguard Programs

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD SWIM!

PLEASE FEEL CONTACT US  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

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