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2020 Lifeguard Training

Courses Include: Introduction and organization, injury prevention, rules and regulations, emergency planning, first aid, practical skills, and a written test. The surf course includes an additional 8 hours of training on special conditions of ocean lifeguarding. (Both these courses have been approved by the New York State Health Department as meeting the state’s guidelines for lifeguard training.)

Age: Anyone age 16 or over who wishes to work as a lifeguard. Above average swimming ability and physical condition required. Any individual who has not completed a state-approved lifeguard training program, as well as anyone whose previous certification has been expired for more than 12 months, must complete a full course in order to be certified to work as a lifeguard in Suffolk County.

Fee: Residents $200 Non-Residents $250

Place: Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Ave. and at beach locations.
Students will be given schedule at first class.

PLEASE NOTE: CPR training & testing must be completed in addition to either course. You must register separately for CPR and space is limited. We suggest you register for CPR when you register for lifeguard training.

2020 Lifeguard & CPR Training Dates


Surf – Program 3 (East/West Beaches)

July 9, Hampton Bays Community Center - 6-9pm

July 10, Hampton Bays Community Center - 6-9pm

July 23, Hampton Bays Community Center - 6-8pm

Lifeguard Skill Training Dates/Times TBD – Must complete at least 15 hours

Surf Test #1: Tuesday, 7/28, Ponquogue Beach – 8:00 a.m

.Surf Test #2: Thursday, 7/30, Ponquogue Beach – 8:00 a.m. (If Needed)


Lifeguard C.P.R. Training

As the Town recognizes the need for lifeguards other than our own to become C.P.R. certified at this time of year, a limited number of spaces will be made available in these courses to lifeguards who do not work for the Town of Southampton. Course includes training in the use of AEDs.

Full Course
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Must attend all three classes)
Place: Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue
Dates: Dates: July 14, July 17, July 21
Fees: Residents $90 Non-Residents $110 (Includes book fee) 

Please Note:
You must have received your CPR certification through one of our CPR training courses in order to be eligible to renew your certification through one of our re-certification courses. 

 Re-Certification Courses (for returning lifeguard staff only)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (All Classes)
Place: Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue
Fee: Residents $40 Non-Residents $60 

  • Session 1: July 8
  • Session 2:  July 13
  • Session 3:  July 15
  • Session 4: July 20
  • Session 5:  July 22
  • Session 6:  July 27
  • Session 7:  July 29

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