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Night Swim  // Posts tagged as "Night Swim"

27 Oct Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Lifesaving and the Future of Drones

Lifesaving and the Future of Drones

Lifesaving and the Future of Drones

Drones are a hot topic right now in a lot of areas, but the international lifesaving community is becoming more and more interested in them as we look to see the newest developments. It is however hard to separate fact from fiction in a world where a YouTube video can go viral and become “fact” […]

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03 Jun Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Night Swim 2016

Night Swim 2016

Night Swim 2016

Most schools are still in session for one more week, so next weekend really marks the beginning of the full summer season. And it will start with a bang, since the 30th annual American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition will be held Saturday. This year we expect over 60 teams to compete for the coveted […]

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21 May Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Fin Cut and Night Swim

Fin Cut and Night Swim

Fin Cut and Night Swim

Last Tuesday evening a call came out that there was a shark bite at 42nd and sand with heavy bleeding, and unconscious person, and CPR in progress. Beach Patrol, EMS, Fire Department, and the Police Department were all dispatched to the scene. When everyone got there they expected something pretty dramatic. The first call on […]

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27 May Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Ready for Memorial

Ready for Memorial

Ready for Memorial

It’s hard to believe that we’re already to Memorial Weekend! With all the strange weather this spring it seems like summer just pounced on us. If you’re one of the several hundred thousand we’ll see on the beach this weekend remember to be safe while you’re out having fun. Specifically, swim near a lifeguard, stay […]

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20 May | Comments

Night Swim

Night Swim

The Night Swim is a Galveston Island Beach Patrol tradition. It is the final physical test for all Lifeguard candidates. For returning lifeguards, it is the chance to refresh their lifesaving skills and compete with their fellow guards. Guards push themselves for two hours through a course that involves swimming, paddling, running, calisthenics, and pop […]

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10 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Colombo

Colombo

Colombo

I’ve written before about Leroy Colombo, the most well-known lifeguard to come from our island, but someone so larger than life deserves multiple visits. We all know that he was formerly credited in the Guinness Book of World Records with saving 907 lives, the most of any lifeguard in recorded history. Most also know that […]

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16 May Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Night Swim Bonding

Night Swim Bonding

Night Swim Bonding

Ultimately, it’s all about relationships. Wednesday evening at 5pm on the west seawall 75 lifeguards will dive into the surf and swim. They’ll make their way to the east. At some point they’ll get out and run through a series of obstacle stations. It might be a mud crawl or a rope climb. They may […]

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