TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON LIFEGUARD PROGRAMS

East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue and Hampton Lifeguard Association provide support to and assist with the Town of East Hampton's Lifeguard programs, which are offered to those as young as 6 years to as old ("young at heart") as 70+ years. Note that due to COVID restrictions, some programs will not be held or will be modified in 2021.

Nipper Guards

The Nipper program is a modified version of the Junior Lifeguard Program. The program introduces children aged 6 to 8 years to open water safety and awareness. 

Junior Lifeguards

The Junior Lifeguard Program trains those aged 9 to 14 years in water safety and ocean awareness. Individuals will build their open water swimming skills, gain confidence in the ocean, and learn the skills needed to become a lifeguard when they get older. Our Junior Lifeguards also have the opportunity to compete at local, regional and national lifeguard competitions. 

Lifeguard Cadets

This course is uniquely designed for 15-year-olds who have graduated from the Junior Lifeguard program. This program will PROMOTE beach safety and awareness of local area beaches. EDUCATE young men and women in the role of an ocean lifeguard, and ENCOURAGE both young men and women who one day will pursue a lifeguard certification and return as open water lifeguard to protect others.

Lifeguard Stillwater Certification

This forty-hour course is a New York State approved Lifeguard Stillwater Certification course (supervision level IIb) for individuals aged 15 years and older who are looking to work as bay, lake, or pool lifeguards. The primary purpose of this lifeguarding course is to learn the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and to respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries.

Ocean Lifeguard Certification Course

This forty-hour New York State approved ocean lifeguard certification course (supervision level I) for individuals  aged 16 years and older who are looking to work as ocean lifeguards. The primary purpose of this lifeguarding course is to learn the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and to respond to aquatic emergencies that occur on ocean beaches. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Individuals will learn a number of rescue techniques necessary to effectively rescue swimmers in distress in different hazardous conditions associated with ocean currents.

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Program Flyer Links

Nipper Guard Program

Junior Lifeguard Training/Evaluating/Testing

Junior Lifeguard Program at Main Beach

Junior Lifeguard Program at Indian Wells/Atlantic

Cadet Program

Summer Ocean Lifeguard Certification Course

 

NOTE: all Nipper and Juniors must enter and leave the program wearing a mask and while they are unable to maintain social distancing.

 

 

Additional information will be posted as we receive it.