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Stewart Beach  // Posts tagged as "Stewart Beach"

15 Dec Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Cold Foggy Days

Cold Foggy Days

Cold Foggy Days

The water temperature on the beachfront dropped 12 degrees in 3 days last week. This is a pretty dramatic shift as only a degree or two makes a significant difference when you’re swimming. Because the water is so shallow here on the upper Texas coast the water temperature is constantly changing during the fall and […]

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08 Dec Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Beach Front Improvements

Beach Front Improvements

Beach Front Improvements

As a teenager, when I had free time one of my favorite things to do was ride my bike on the seawall. In the late 70’s and early 80’s the beach was a big deal. Everyone I knew would ride bikes or hang out up there. Lifeguards and surfers ruled the day. As you’d ride […]

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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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18 May | Comments

Supervisor/Senior Guard Class

Supervisor/Senior Guard Class

New and returning Supervisors and Senior Guards will work on PWC rescuer and operator skills, as well as swim rescue, paddle rescue and spinal immobilization skills. Guards will be assigned a date during the Supervisor Class on May 17.

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17 May | Comments

Supervisor/Senior Guard Class

Supervisor/Senior Guard Class

Mandatory Training for all returning and new Supervisors and Senior Guards. 2k re-qualifying run begins at 6am sharp. Classroom training will follow the run and include CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer certification, report writing, and other updates. The Senior Guard exam will be administered for all new Senior Guards after the classroom training. PWC and Rescue Skills […]

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13 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Aloha Pat

Aloha Pat

Aloha Pat

We’re all really mad at that groundhog that it doesn’t feel like spring, but this weekend is the start of the biggest spring break weekend. The Beach Patrol’s pace accelerates rapidly because the first wave of our seasonal lifeguards come back and do their annual requalification swim and other requirements and head out to the […]

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02 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Fall and G-Bay

Fall and G-Bay

Fall and G-Bay

You can feel summer slipping away. It’s not just the cooler temperatures and the fact that we’re starting to see frontal systems push all the way through. There’s something in the light, the shorter days and the look of the surface of the water that is just different. Last Sunday was the last day of […]

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20 Jun Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Herd Immunity

Herd Immunity

Herd Immunity

Three girls played in the shallow water of Stewart Beach while one of their moms watched attentively from the water’s edge. There were two eight year olds and one ten year old. The taller of the eight year olds and the 10 year old have been on the Galveston Island Swim Team and were very […]

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