Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps/New York State Lifeguard Corps
The members of the Jones Beach Lifeguard Corps/New York State Lifeguard Corps see their affiliation with NYSUT as a pathway to improving work conditions and keeping the public safer. Their commitment shows: They train year-round, and many work as lifeguards into their 50s, 60s and even 70s. Regardless of their age or experience, however, all lifeguards undergo strenuous physical exams throughout their careers.

"We're really excited to be hooked up with NYSUT; I know as a teacher the great things we do through NYSUT," says Brian McDonald, a math and physical education teacher at Garden City High School, and a lifeguard for 22 years.

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