Sea Bright's Lifeguard Instructors:
All lifeguard instructors (FTO's) have at least 1000 hours experience as an ocean lifeguard and all Lead Instructors/Course Coordinators have at least 2,000 hours of ocean rescue experience.
Sea Bright Lifeguards are trained using a formal organized curriculum following the USLA's Required Course Curriculum. We integrate scenario training throughout Rookie School. The goals of our "Teaching Scenarios" include making each situation as real as possible which allows the instructors to put both physical demands and psychological pressures on the students simulating the normal stresses that occur during an actual emergency call.
Blitz Scenarios occur at any time during normal operations. These scenarios are unannounced as the goal is to test the lifeguard staff's performance while still protecting the beach. Lifeguard supervisors are expected to coordinate both response to the scenario as well as providing uninterrupted protection of the beach and water. Muti-tasking is a skill that all lifeguard supers must employ.
2019 SBOR Rookie Class, initially starting with 17 new hire lifeguard trainees in May, after six weeks of intensive training only 7 rookie lifeguards finish the program and qualify for 2019.
2019 Rookie of the Year - James Durney (second from the right)
Past Sea Bright Ocean Rescue "Rookies of the Year"
2015 R. Hemphill - 2016 C. Lane - 2017 M. Lebrecque - 2018 M. Hannigan
Please see the 2019 Job posting for Ocean Lifeguard
Returning seasonal employees are expected to complete at least 16 hours of recurrent con-ed per season. Recurrent training is completed usually before July 3rd however training scenarios will continue throughout the year. Recurrent training is focused on preparing the guard for high risk low frequency situations. Daily workouts are not included or credited as recurrent continuing education.
Every SBOR Ocean Lifeguard will complete Ocean Qualification Testing on July 3rd of each season. Events include swimming and running timed evolutions as well as team scenarios and individual skills evaluations.
This event is open to the public and we encourage people to come see what we do and how we test.
SEA BRIGHT OCEAN RESCUE 2015 SEASON JULY 3RD OCEAN QUALIFICATION TEST.
The dummy you sea in the video was found in the old SBVFD station house just before demolition. "Chucky" was filled with 40 lbs of cement used to make him submerse as he helped train our team for Code-X operations the first season. His head is still floating around HQ even today.
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