On Sundays, the place to be is on the beach
at Sea Colony. You’ll hear intermient sharp
whistles blow as lifeguards draw swimmers
from the ocean. They gather around the
six lifeguard stands to parcipate in Safety
Seminars which can keep vacaoners safe.
“These seminars give beachgoers good
informaon and it’s a great way for guests
and lifeguards to interact,” said Dave Grith,
Aquacs Manager and Beach Patrol Captain.
“Lifeguards introduce themselves and explain
water safety. This promotes customer service
and oers a great rst impression.”
Dave, who has guarded pools and
beaches in Sea Colony, Ocean City
and Ft. Lauderdale for 40 years,
enjoys seeing owners and visitors
Lifeguards describe how to avoid
and survive rip currents. They
also cauon bathers about surf
condions and body surng, and
show swimmers and sun worshipers
how to prevent injuries. They direct
people to the informaon signs
posted at every lifeguard stand that
are updated daily with the ocean’s
The Sea Colony Beach Patrol sta trains
throughout the day to perfect the high
standards of open water safety. They are
cered by the United States Lifeguard
Associaon as an Advanced Cered Lifeguard
Agency and are cered from American Red
Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid, and
Emergency Medical Response for accidents and
health events on and o the beach.
Lightning and Thunder
Lifeguards also educate everyone about
lightning and thunder. Because beach patrols
work together, any lightning or thunder
detected is communicated along the Delaware
and Maryland coastline.
If lightning is seen, the ocer in charge
makes the decision to clear the water and
the beach; if thunder is heard, only the water
will be cleared. Based on naonal safety
guidelines, there can be no sound of thunder
present for 30 minutes before reopening the
pools or beach.
“We explain some of the beach and pool
rules and where they are posted and encourage
everyone to pick up a Play Book which has
informaon on nearly everything going on in
Sea Colony,” Dave said. “This year, we are
also encouraging everyone to know their 911
address! It can be found on the Sea Colony
website, SeaColony.com, Community Info.
We want everyone to have a great experience,
so we work hard to keep our customers safe.
Please join us for the Safety Seminars on
Sundays at noon during the summer.”
How to Avoid & Survive Rip
(excerpt from Beach & Water Safety,
If caught in a rip current, remain calm to
conserve energy and think clearly.
• Don’t ght the current. Swim out of
the current in the direcon following the
• When out of the current, swim towards
• If you are unable to swim out of the
rip current, oat or calmly tread water.
When out of the current, swim towards
• If you are sll unable to reach shore,
draw aenon to yourself: face the
shore, wave your arms and yell for help.
• If you see someone in trouble, get
help from a lifeguard. If a lifeguard is not
available, have someone call 9-1-1.
Throw the rip current vicm something that
oats and yell instrucons on how to escape.
Do NOT put yourself in harm’s way while trying
to save someone else. Aer calling 9-1-1, call
Sea Colony Security at 302-539-5599.
Download our Rip Current PDF at
Beach Patrol Captain,