Lifeguards are certified by the Suffolk County Department of Health after passing a Suffolk County test. The test is offered in June in East Hampton and applicants must be 16 years of age or older. There is one certification for ocean lifeguards and one for bay and pool lifeguards. A preparatory course is offered at the YMCA RECenter.
Junior Lifeguard Program
There is also a junior lifeguard program offered for 10 to 15 year olds.
For more information call the Pool Director at the YMCA RECenter at 631-329-6884. Information is also available from the Town of East Hampton Parks Department at (631) 324-6124.