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NO LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
The required certifications for eligibility are first aid and CPR with AED. A lifeguard certification is not required (See below, Phase IV).

PHASE I: POOL AND TRACK.
SESSION A.
WHEN: EVENT CLOSED
WHERE: The University of New Hampshire, Swasey Pool, Durham; or
SESSION B.
WHEN: EVENT CLOSED
WHERE: The University of New Hampshire, Swasey Pool, Durham;
REQUIRED:

Applicants will be expected to swim 500 meters and run one mile within 17 minutes. The swim must be free-style stroke and completed within 10 minutes. The remaining time is the difference an applicant will have to complete the run.

Bring your certifications of first aid, CPR/AED, and any other of relevance. Also, bring your driver's license (or other form of government identification).

Those with the best combined swim/run times move onward to Phase II.

PHASE II: RUN-SWIM-RUN.
WHEN: EVENT CLOSED
WHERE: Hampton Beach Lifeguard Base, Hampton, NH
REQUIRED:

Applicants will be expected to run approximately 250 yards on the beach, enter the ocean and swim 500 meters, exit the ocean and run approximately 250 yards on the beach. This is a competitive event and performance will be evaluated.

PHASE III: INTERVIEW.

Applicants are subject to an interview with the Chief of Lifeguards et al.

PHASE IV: USLA TRAINING.

The Hampton Beach Patrol Surf Rescue is a United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Chapter. Applicants who pass the previous Phases as described will be selected to complete 40 hours of in-house USLA training from which a lifeguard certification is earned.

NOTE:

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail them.

Video by NH1 News

(2015) Hampton Beach lifeguards win regional competition
Hampton Beach lifeguards took first place in the annual Northern New England Lifesaving Championships for the second year in a row, this time on their own beach (seacoastonline.com). Read more...

Hampton Beach Lifeguards leading the pack in a surf rescue event.
Photo by Rich Beauchesne (Seacoastonline).

(2014) Hampton Beach lifeguards win northern New England title
The accolades continue to roll in for Hampton Beach's lifeguards, as the local men's and women's teams combined to take first place Saturday in the 54th annual Northern New England Lifesaving Championships (seacoastonline.com). Read more...

Front row are Ben Mitchell, Jack Dolan, Pat Casey, Capt. Pat Murphy, Nick Africano, Dan Ryan, Wells Costello, Jeremy Schmidt Back Row - Kendall Kaspar, Rachel Flinn, Maggie Noonan, Quinn Parker, Ali Bartlett, Rebecca Mitchell, Catherine Jacques, Mara Jaffarian, Katie Kaspar, Meagan Boucher.

(2013) Hampton lifeguards take 2nd in competition
Hampton lifeguards race to the ocean at the Northern New England Lifeguard Competition that took place Wednesday on the warm sands of Ogunquit Beach, Maine (seacoastonline.com). Read more...

Hampton lifeguards leading the pack from left to right in a run-swim-run rescue event are Kendall Kaspar, Ben Mitchell, and Nick Africano. Photo by Rich Beauchesne.
Hampton lifeguards Ben Mitchell and Pat Murphy race to the finish line during a run-swim-run rescue event. Photo by Rich Beauchesne.

HAMPTON Jimmy Donahue said he's overwhelmed that the new lifeguard station at Hampton Beach is now named in his honor. Still on the job at 68, the lifeguards chief admitted it will be a little weird going to work every day seeing his mug on the building. Read more...

State Rep. Fred Rice congratulates Hampton Beach lifeguard chief Jimmy Donahue. Patrick Cronin photo (www.seacoastonline.com).
The plaque that now is mounted to the outside of the new lifeguard base.
Patrick Cronin photo (www.seacoastonline.com).

2014 2015 2016
Ocean Rescues: 85 230
Medicals: 30 27
*First Aid Cases: 572 587
Lost children et al reunited w/ their parties: 415 345
Alcohol Violations: 273 1,579
*First Aid totals do not reflect all those treated on the beach.
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