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How Long Island prepares its future lifeguards | Newsday

Posted by | August 26, 2017 | Lifeguards

With hundreds of miles of coastline and a beach-loving population, Long Island can never have too many lifeguards patrolling its beaches. Luckily, junior lifeguarding programs across the Island, such as the Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard Program, are training youngsters ages 9 to 17 in physical fitness and lifesaving techniques in anticipation of them gaining oceanfront positions when they come of age.According to Jay Liegey, captain at Robert Moses Field 3 and head of the Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard Program, Jones Beach used to have to give its lifeguard test two or three times per summer in order to have enough staff on their beach patrol. Now, with the junior program feeding into jobs, that’s no longer necessary.

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