Beach season is upon us, and students at all four of the Long Beach Public Schools’ elementary students received important lessons on swim and sun safety in May and June. Local lifeguards visited the East, Lido and West school buildings, and conducted a session with Lindell students directly on the beach.

The lifeguards described their roles and reviewed rules and tips for safety in and outside of the water. They noted that it is critical to use the leash cord on body boards, and advised body boarders and surfers to stay on the board if they find themselves in a rip current. 

The Long Beach Public Schools provides swim lessons as part of the educational program for all second graders, to help ensure safety at the beach and in pools, and the high school offers an elective physical education course in lifeguarding. As a beach community, the district makes an effort to emphasize proper protocol in and around the water. Click here for detailed summer safety guidelines and beach rules provided by the City of Long Beach.