Lifeguard

Young swimmers wearing Swimbands (credit: Wahooo Swim Monitor System)

New Canaan Swimming Facility Installs High-Tech Swimmer Protection System

Now, not only is Kiwanis Park staffed by lifeguards but the mostly children swimmers are protected by a location device called the Wahooo Swim Monitor System.

06/23/2013

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Woman Reconnects With Man Who Saved Her Life When She Was 5

It has been nearly five decades since a 5-year-old girl was rescued from the water off Lido Beach, Long Island. Now, so many years later, the girl who was rescued – now a 53-year-old woman — thanked the man who saved her life.

04/13/2013

Margaret Savarese, Rick Spellman reunite after he performed CPR on her when she collapsed (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Former Lifeguard Hailed A Hero, Saves Woman On L.I. Golf Course

Margaret Savarese of Massapequa was at the 8th tee on the blue course at Eisenhower Park when she suddenly collapsed.

01/08/2013

Roy Lester is suing the state for age discrimination (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Ex-Jones Beach Lifeguard Claims He Was Fired For Not Wearing Speedo

Roy Lester spent 40 years as a lifeguard until he was fired from his job at Jones Beach in 2007. He claims he was forced out because he refused to take his annual swimming test in a Speedo.

08/18/2011

Veteran lifeguard Jay Lieberfarb says he was fired over his age (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Veteran L.I. Lifeguard Fired Over His Age?

Jay Lieberfarb has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Nassau County claiming that he was fired for failing a surprise swimming test but younger lifeguards who also flunked were able to keep their jobs.

10/01/2010

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NY Lifeguard Called ‘Angel’ After Saving Swimmer

After navigating through menacing tides stirred up by the approach of Hurricane Earl, she reached the swimmer, 58-year-old Mike Gimpel.

09/04/2010

Ex-Lifeguard Admits Locker-Room Taping In Manhattan

A former lifeguard and private school teacher admitted Tuesday that he used hidden cameras to videotape women changing in locker rooms at pools.

WCBS 880–08/10/2010