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April, 2014  // Posts published in April, 2014

25 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Easter, Menard, and Burgers

Easter, Menard, and Burgers

Easter, Menard, and Burgers

Sunday was a good day. Finally! We finally got the weather we all love. And it actually happened on Easter Weekend. It was perfect with sunny conditions, mild temperatures, flat blue/green water, and heaps of people out enjoying themselves. The crowds were well behaved and everyone seemed to be really thankful for finally getting the […]

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18 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Special Event Safety

Special Event Safety

Special Event Safety

Tomorrow morning we’ll have our second lifeguard tryouts of the season. Candidates that are able to swim 500 meters in 9 minutes or less and pass a drug test and interview will have a shot at being beach lifeguards this summer. Our last tryout is May 10th. All the candidates who pass the initial screening […]

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16 Apr Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 10

Tryout Training: Day 10

Tryout Training: Day 10

Just 3 days away from our second tryout! Are you ready?! Test yourself with this swim workout. If you can do the 1000m under 18 minutes, our 500m test under 9 minutes should be a piece of cake. Be at the UTMB Field House (215 Holiday Dr., Galveston, TX) at 7am on April 19th to […]

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14 Apr Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 9

Tryout Training: Day 9

Tryout Training: Day 9

Less than a week away from our second tryout! Time for the final push and test yourself to find out if you’re ready for our 500m swim under 9 minutes. April 19th, 7am at the UTMB Field House (215 Holiday Dr., Galveston, TX).   Warm Up 200 swim choice 400 kick, pull, fins, swim Main […]

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11 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Oil Spill

Oil Spill

Oil Spill

Since the oil spill, life has been a blur of meetings, reports, surveys, and passing endless streams of information both up and down the chain of command. The typical day for me has been to wake up at 4:45 and get to the joint command at the convention center by about 5:50. After checking in, […]

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11 Apr Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 7 and Day 8

Tryout Training: Day 7 and Day 8

Tryout Training: Day 7 and Day 8

We’re posting 2 workouts today because we missed Wednesday. Knock one out today and another tomorrow or Sunday. 8 days away from our 2nd tryout! 4/19 at the UTMB Field House at 7am. 500m under 9 minutes! Day 7 Warm Up 300 swim choice 300 Drill/swim IM order Main Set 400 swim on 7:40 200 […]

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07 Apr Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 6

Tryout Training: Day 6

Tryout Training: Day 6

Day 6’s pool workout. Keep training! April 19th’s tryout is only 18 days away. Check back every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for more suggested pool workouts to prepare you for our 500m qualifying swim in under 9 minutes. Warm Up 300 swim choice 300 kick IM order Main Set 3 x 200 swim on 3:50 […]

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05 Apr Beach Safety, GIBP News | Comments Off on Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts For updates on the entire scope of the Texas City “Y” Oil Spill, a website has been created where press releases are being posted. For the most current information, visit http://www.texascityyresponse.com. Weekend Beach Forecast While some oil remains on the east end of Galveston Island and Sea Wolf Park area of Pelican Island, […]

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04 Apr Tryout Training | Comments Off on Tryout Training: Day 5

Tryout Training: Day 5

Tryout Training: Day 5

We missed the update Wednesday! But Day 5 is the day to test your progress! Keep checking for more suggested pool workouts in preparation for our 500m Tryouts, April 19th, 7am at UTMB Field House. Warm Up 300 swim choice 300 kick IM order Main Set 1000 timed swim Warm Down 6 x 50 alternating […]

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04 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Oil, Tri, and Jesse Tree

Oil, Tri, and Jesse Tree

Oil, Tri, and Jesse Tree

Very early one day last week I was about 150 yards from shore directly in front of the 37th street pier. I’ve been working quite a bit lately helping to coordinate resources due to the oil spill and it felt good to switch gears for a couple of hours. It was barely light and really […]

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