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Welcome to the Online Headquarters of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

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Updates, Events, and Information
Swift Water

Swift Water The first lifeguards were trying to spot shipwrecks and help the occupants off as ...

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Summer Time is Almost Here

Summer Time is Almost Here With this cold weather it’s hard to believe that we’re on the verge of ...

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Leadership Training

Leadership Training As the 7 strangers sat in a circle around the table I briefly looked ...

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New Era of Rescue Services?

New Era of Rescue Services? Recently some footage of what was reported to be the first real water rescue ...

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter I guess it’s all in how you look at it. I hate the cold. I’d ...

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Cold Winter Days

Cold Winter Days I had a suggestion from a friend this week to write about how we ...

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Lyle Gun

Lyle Gun It was a moonless bitter cold night as the hooded figure walked along the ...

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Botswana

Botswana Since 1983 I’ve missed one summer of lifeguarding in Galveston. That summer I missed ...

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So Much To Be Thankful For

So Much To Be Thankful For During the holiday season I try, as many of us do, to focus on ...

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Cold Foggy Days

Cold Foggy Days The water temperature on the beachfront dropped 12 degrees in 3 days last week. ...

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Beach Front Improvements

Beach Front Improvements As a teenager, when I had free time one of my favorite things to ...

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Tarzan of the Amazon

Tarzan of the Amazon In 1976, at the age of 28, Kapax swam the length of the Magdalena ...

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10th Anniversary of the Biggest Storm

10th Anniversary of the Biggest Storm I still remember how the water felt as I slogged down 16th street heading ...

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Water Safety

Water Safety This week has been a great example of why Galveston in the fall is ...

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Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds If there’s one thing lifeguards hate on an offshore wind day is an emergency ...

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