Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part
                                                                                                                        ― Hermann Broch

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

    

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Year-Round Members must live within 20 miles of the Village of Southampton

 

  • Seasonal Members must live within 20 miles of the Village of Southampton during Season 

       Season is Memorial day – September 30th    

You can only apply for Seasonal Membership if you plan to be employed for the full upcoming summer season as an ocean lifeguard, or have been actively employed for a full season in the last five years under the unified command of Southampton Village, Southampton Town, East Hampton Village, East Hampton Town, Hampton’s Private Beach Club  or New York State as a certified ocean lifeguard. 

IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE CERTIFIED TO JOIN!   

ACTIVE MEMBER REQUIREMENTS: 

(once a member is accepted into SVOR);

ALL MEMBERS ARE  REQUIRED TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATIONS & CLASSES:

  • CPR:  by Red Cross or American Heart, annually 

(We try to provide CPR classes for our current members)

  • Risk Management Compliance Classes (RMCs): brief on-line classes, annually​

  • National Incident Management System Classes (NIMS):  NIMS (100, 200 & 700).

On-line FEMA courses that only need to be completed 1 time. 

(You have sufficient time to complete these on-line classes)

CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP -  Listed on Application

(please note:  we allow for excused absences)


CLASS A MEMBER - RESCUE SWIMMER REQUIREMENTS (Year-Round & Seasonal):      

You can apply for Class A without being certified if you have the intention to certify during the upcoming season, however you will be Auxiliary until you have a current ocean lifeguard certification.

  • Certification: Must possess a current ocean lifeguard certification –Suffolk County Department of Health Services Surf Level I or New York State accredited Ocean Lifeguard Certification.​

Class A Attendance Requirements–Year-Round Members (Annual):
Must attend a minimum of:

  • 40% of SVOR General Meetings

       (5 general meetings if we have 12 meetings)

  • 3 SVOR drills–if we have at least 6 drill

  • 40% of events with SVOR 

       (3 SVOR events if we have at least 8 events

       - at least 1 must be a lifeguarded event)

  • 10 SVOR trainings 

       (We typically have over 50 optional trainings)

  • 10% of SVOR rescue calls

Class A Attendance Requirements–Seasonal Members (Annual)

Season is Memorial Day–September 30th

(It is understood that many Seasonal Members leave for college in August)

During Season must attend a minimum of :

  • 1 SVOR meeting

 

  • 1 SVOR drill

        (if we have at least 2 drills during season)  

  • 1 lifeguarded event

       (if we have at least 3 during season)

  • 3 SVOR Trainings - unless member receives *SVOR Training Exemption for Employed Lifeguards (see below)

  • 10% of rescue calls during season

*SVOR Training Exemption for Employed Lifeguards: Seasonal Members and approved Class A Members who are currently employed for the full season as a lifeguard (as specified in the above employment requirements) that train regularly with their lifeguard agency are exempt from SVOR trainings

CLASS C MEMBER - STILL WATER RESCUE SWIMMER REQUIREMENTS: ​

(Can only respond to rescue calls in the bay, ponds or pools. Cannot respond to rescue calls in the ocean)

  • Certification: Must possess a current Still Water lifeguard Certification recognized by Suffolk County Department of Health Services or New York State accredited.

Class C Attendance Requirements  (Annual):

Must attend a minimum of:

  • 40% of SVOR General Meetings

       (5 general meetings if we have 12 meetings)

  • 3 SVOR drills - if we have at least 6 drills

  • 40% of events with SVOR 

       (3 SVOR events if we have at least 8 events

       - at least 1 must be a lifeguarded event))

  • 10 SVOR trainings 

       (We typically have over 50 optional trainings)

  • 10% of SVOR pond/bay rescue calls

AUXILIARY MEMBER – Non Lifeguard Membership Class

 (Cannot respond to rescue calls.)

An Auxiliary  Member does not hold a Lifeguard Certification, but may plan to obtain one. Once an Auxiliary Member possesses a Lifeguard Certification his/her Membership Class is immediately upgraded. 

Auxiliary Attendance Requirements  (Annual):

Must attend a minimum of:

  • 40% of SVOR general meetings

      (5 general meetings if we have 12)

 

  • 40% of events with SVOR 

       (3 SVOR events if we have at least eight )

Please note: There is an allowance for approved Excused Absences 

Click On SVOR Application & Fill Out The Google Form 

(Google Forms Work Best with Gmail - You May Need to Open a Gmail Account) 

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