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Assateague Beach Patrol Earns Lifesaving Certification

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The U.S. Lifesaving Association awarded members of the Assateague State Park beach patrol with their official certification on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean May 26.

The U.S. Lifesaving Association awarded members of the Assateague State Park beach patrol with their official certification on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean May 26.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Assateague State Park beach patrol earned its national certification from the United States Lifesaving Association, America’s nonprofit professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers.

The association establishes rigorous standards for open water and ocean lifeguarding, and is one of the country’s foremost educators in ocean and swim safety. It endeavors to prevent injuries in bodies of water from coast to coast through a variety of education, outreach and training.

The Assateague beach patrol now joins the Greater Ocean City Chapter, which is one of more than 100 local chapters nationwide. Certification requirements included establishment of a program that meets the association’s stringent standards, which consist of rigorous training, physical testing and mastery of skills.


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