Planning for the lifeguard-supervised swimming season at Sodus Point Park begins several months ahead of time. Recruiting lifeguards to work at the beaches is an important task that takes time to accomplish. The public is asked to help facilitate the process of finding Red Cross-certified lifeguards to work at the park. Twenty lifeguards are needed to make sure that summertime is safe and fun.

Planning for the lifeguard-supervised swimming season at Sodus Point Park begins several months ahead of time. Recruiting lifeguards to work at the beaches is an important task that takes time to accomplish. The public is asked to help facilitate the process of finding Red Cross-certified lifeguards to work at the park. Twenty lifeguards are needed to make sure that summertime is safe and fun.

The Department of Aging and Youth is responsible for assuring that both the bayside and lakeside beaches are monitored by trained lifeguards eight hours a day, seven days a week from the end of June to Labor Day. The bayside beach will also be open to swimmers Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Memorial Day.

If you or someone you know is interested in working at Sodus Point Park as a lifeguard, now is the time to obtain the three required certifications: Lifeguarding and Community First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Waterfront Lifeguard. The American Red Cross schedules the classes and many school in Wayne County provide training for a fee.

If you have any questions concerning Sodus Point Park, call Sarah O’Brien at Department of Aging and Youth office at 946-5624. Wayne County and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services fund supervised swimming at Sodus Point Park.