John Ryan Sr. and Jr. are overseeing training at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s pool for youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14 who want to participate in this summer’s junior lifeguard program and for those 15 and up who want ultimately to be hired as a pool, stillwater, or ocean lifeguard.
As for the latter group, which trains at the Y on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:15 p.m., a town recreation department flier says “this training is not a lifeguard certification course — it is training to prepare you to take such courses in May and June.”
The Ryans meet with the younger group at the Y on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. New trainees are required to take a pretest that comprises an untimed 50-yard freestyle swim, five minutes of water-treading in the pool’s deep end, and a 10 to 15-yard underwater swim in the deep end.
“No one, including all 2013 junior lifeguards, will be accepted into the summer junior lifeguard program unless they pass a swim test,” the junior lifeguard flier says.
Registration for Little League baseball and softball is under way in East Hampton for children ages 7 through 12. Adam Wilson, who heads the organization, has said would-be participants may sign up online at the teamz.com/ehll website. Questions, he said, can be addressed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.