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Tryouts  // Posts tagged as "Tryouts"

Swift Water

Swift Water

The first lifeguards were trying to spot shipwrecks and help the occupants off as best they could. Most of the work happened at night as sailing ships weren’t able to see hazards during the dark hours. It was cold and dangerous work, especially considering that very few people were able to swim at the time; […]

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09 Feb Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Summer Time is Almost Here

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 starting beach season. We’ve started our daily patrols and it’s only a month till our first lifeguard tryouts and academy, which will happen over Spring Break. Our full time crew has been working hard to get everything ready for the season. […]

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12 May Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Tryout Time

Tryout Time

Tryout Time

Lifeguard tryouts are this Saturday! I’m relieved we’re finally to this point. Spring is always tough for us to staff the beaches since so many of our seasonal employees are either college or high school students. Fortunately, we’ve had a number of our high school guards who have been willing to come out and work […]

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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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13 May Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Summer Event Kick-off

Summer Event Kick-off

Summer Event Kick-off

At the time most of you are reading this about 30 Beach Patrol Senior Lifeguards and Supervisors are running along the shoreline of Stewart Beach. It’s an annual timed re-qualification trial required to secure or maintain positions. Following that are mock rescues and medical scenarios, a report writing seminar, and updates/testing on policy and procedure. […]

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09 May | Comments

Tryout #3

Tryout #3

This is the final opportunity to join the Beach Patrol Family for the 2015 Season! What to Bring: Completed Application Completed Physical Examination Letter (signed by a physician) Swim Gear Please arrive at 7am. Applicants will be assigned a lane to complete the 500 meter swim. Applicants who complete the swim in 10 minutes or less will then participate in an interview. Selected […]

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09 May | Comments

Re-Qualification #3

Re-Qualification #3

The final opportunity for returning Lifeguards, Senior Guards and Supervisors to qualify to begin working during the summer season. All returning guards should be at GIBP HQ at 7am to complete re-hire paperwork. After completing the re-hire paperwork, guards will go to the UTMB Field House pool to complete their re-qualification swim. The swim will now be 500m […]

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04 Apr | Comments

Tryout #2

Tryout #2

This is the second opportunity to join the Beach Patrol Family for the 2015 Season! What to Bring: Completed Application Completed Physical Examination Letter (signed by a physician) Swim Gear Please arrive at 7am. Applicants will be assigned a lane to complete the 500 meter swim. Applicants who complete the swim in 10 minutes or less will then participate in an interview. Selected […]

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04 Apr | Comments

Re-Qualification Swim #2

Re-Qualification Swim #2

The second opportunity for returning Lifeguards, Senior Guards and Supervisors to qualify to begin working during the spring months. All returning guards should be at GIBP HQ at 7am to complete re-hire paperwork. After completing the re-hire paperwork, guards will go to the UTMB Field House pool to complete their re-qualification swim. The swim will now be 500m […]

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14 Mar | Comments

Tryout #1

Tryout #1

This is the first opportunity to join the Beach Patrol Family for the 2015 Season! What to Bring: Completed Application Completed Physical Examination Letter (signed by a physician) Swim Gear Please arrive at 7am. Applicants will be assigned a lane to complete the 500 meter swim. Applicants who complete the swim in 10 minutes or less will then participate in an interview. […]

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