WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE ISLAND

Happy New Year!

We have worked for many years with the lifeguards in our sister city of Veracruz, Mexico. After awhile I grew to love not only the city and people, but the entire coastline. When my wife and I had our little girl, we drove down there for the course, stayed a few extra days, then toured […]

Happy Holidays

A line of 10and 11 year old kids waited, twitching. Their hands tight on the handles of rescue boards. “Go!” yelled the instructor. They carried the boards to the water, laid the boards down, and pushed them until they got about waist deep. Then they jumped on top and started paddling. Once they got up […]

Waves

It was a bad idea. Archie Kalepa led the group as we swam towards the cliff face. Archie is the former Chief of Lifeguards in Maui, world renowned big wave surfer and Hawaiian living legend. The problem with being Archie’s friend is that he is a giving soul and is real comfortable in big water. […]

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GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH PATROL INFO & STATS

The Galveston Island Beach Patrol (GIBP) is certified as an “advanced” level agency of the United States Lifesaving Association and is the designated lifeguard service for the city of Galveston and is a department of the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.

GIBP is certified as an “advanced” level agency of the USLA, and is the designated lifeguard service for the city of Galveston.

Meet the men and women who work tirelessly each and every day to keep our beaches safe and secure.

The Park Board of Trustees is a governmental entity created for the purpose of directing all tourism efforts for Galveston.

The Park Board Police Department augments the operations of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol and fits under the GIBP umbrella.

The GMR is a multi-agency response group that is under the command of the Galveston Emergency Management Office.

24/7/365

Staffed

32 Miles

Of Beaches

7,000,000+

Annual Visitors

JOIN THE GIBP FAMILY!

Spend your summer on the beach in a fun, challenging and responsible position working for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol!

Our lifeguard academy consists of 100 hours of training including American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, United States Lifesaving Association Open Water Lifeguard Training, tourist relations training and physical training. Lifeguard candidates will be paid a training wage for the time they spend in the training course.

DO YOU WANT TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

Become an extra set of eyes for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol! Learn how to recognize people in trouble, be a tourist ambassador and receive free certification in CPR. Join a community of like-minded individuals who promote beach safety!

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