Sea Bright Ocean Rescue and Surf Rescue Team


2019 staff picture taken by Silvia Yang

 USLA Certified Agency

USLA Certified ARRT  (Rescue Team) 

 NSLA Certified Lifeguard Service

Monmouth County,  New Jersey


2020 lifeguard recruitment Cancelled

Rookie Screening "Try Outs"   have been cancelled

Please check back next season, 

SBOR has obtained it's 3rd USLA certification

Lt Hemphill RWCO and Sgt. Manning RWCO standing by 43-88 Ski-1  (may it rest in peace)

Personal Rescue Water Craft Agency

On December 7th 2019  the United States Lifesaving Association and it's board of directors  certified  SBOR as a Personal Rescue Water Craft Agency. We are part of the first group of  agencies  in the country to be certified in this discipline  of motorized water craft rescue (jet ski). Combined with our USLA Open Water Agency Certification and our USLA Aquatic Rescue Response Team Certification  we are the only municipality and lifeguard service in the country to possess all 3  categories  of national certification.  We have finally made national ocean lifeguard history thanks to the hard work  of our ocean lifeguards and their dedication to the mission. We are also very thankful for the leadership of our department (Don Klein) and the boro council including former Mayor Long, Mr Rooney, and Mr Birdsall as well as our boro administrator Joe Verruni for standing behind our jet ski rescue team which has so far rescued well over a dozen people from  rip currents, assisted numerous boats in distress, recovered one body and prevented hundreds of dangerous incidents and ocean conditions from turning deadly.  Rest assure there is plenty  more rescue work to be done!


MAY 1ST 2020 Sea Bright Ocean Rescue  will host an Emergency Medical  Conference just for ocean lifesaving personnel to be held at our new beach pavilion building .  Earn CEU's and train with experienced paramedic educators ,  trauma physicians and ocean safety experts from across the mid-Atlantic Region.  Mark your calendars,  more Info to come! 



The primary mission of Sea Bright Ocean Rescue is to protect the public and prevent drowning by providing a nationally accredited beach safety program utilizing exemplary modern lifeguarding techniques and water rescue procedures.

Sea Bright's 2019 Season Lifesaving Statistics - May 25th to September 3rd.

This summary covers 97  days of lifeguard services staffed by a roster of 18 ocean lifeguards and 12  Ocean Rescue Specialists  covering 2 public ocean front beaches, 1 private contracted ocean beach  and 2 river front beaches.

1.  Fatal Drownings (guarded and unguarded)     

2.  Preventative Actions   5,297          

3.  Water Rescue & Assists         97

4.  Major Medical Aid  (EMS)     33                 

5.  Minor Medical 1st Aid            83

6.  Missing Person (found)          17 

7.  Surf Rescue Team ARRT  Activation  68

8.  RWC Water Rescues:             4          

9.  Vessel Boat Assists:                 6  

10.  Code-X (mutual aid)              1           

Sea Bright Ocean Rescue is a municipal lifeguard service........

With a daily crew of  2-3 roving lifeguard supervisors, 10-15 ocean lifeguards as well as a dedicated technical rescue team, SBOR provides protection for two public beach areas within the boro and responds to 2.5 miles of privately lifeguarded and unguarded public beach. In addition our Ocean Rescue supervisors and 4 additional lifeguards oversee aquatic safety  at two public river front beaches  in the Highlands and we have an additional team of three guards protecting  one private beach in Sea Bright. 

After-hours our USLA certified (ARRT) Surf Rescue Team 43-88 responds throughout the boro and along with Sea Bright Fire Rescue provides  automatic aid for water rescues and critical medical emergencies within Sandy Hook National Park and for the surrounding town's such as the Highlands and Rumson.  Our rescue team is sometimes called  to neighboring boros to assist in the search and recovery of missing swimmers who are presumed drowned, otherwise known as a Code-X. 

2020 Junior Lifeguard program registration on-Hold

Registration is on hold, check back after May 1st for more information.


Lifeguard Operations

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training

Surf Rescue Team SRT 43-88


Information about Sea Bright's lifeguard services as well as reactive rescue and medical response capabilities.

Surf Rescue Team SRT 43-88

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training

Surf Rescue Team SRT 43-88


Sea Bright's multi-departmental 24 hour ARRT aquatic  rescue response team specializing in high surf rescue,  rapid underwater search and rescue medical aid/evacuation, and drowning resuscitation. 

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training


2020 Job Announcement for Rookie Ocean Lifeguard and River Safety Lifeguard.

Learn more about our lifeguard training and certification program.

Junior Lifeguard Program

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training


The Sea Bright Junior Lifeguard program is truly a drowning prevention program and it is the pride of our agency. In 2018 we had well over 250 registered JG's that participated in our water safety and drowning prevention courses. 

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason


Click on the button below to learn about our small crew competition team led by  Lt. Andrew Rooney and           Lt.. Ryan Dunigan

2020 RWC Rescue Team Challenge  Information 

Beach Safety and Warning Flag Criteria

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason

 Information about rip currents, Designated Swim Areas, prohibition of sand holes and flag system

Beach warning flag system and vital water safety information. 

Our Partners in life safety


Contact an Ocean Rescue Supervisor

Questions or comments or more information about any of our programs:

Ocean Rescue Headquarters

Sea Bright, New Jersey, United States

Beach Office (732) 747 - 1524