Founder | East End Ocean Rescue
Dedicated to keeping our beaches safe
East End Ocean Rescue (EEOR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide effective lifesaving equipment, techniques and educational materials, so residents and vacationers alike can enjoy our world famous beaches safely and with confidence.
We are incredibly passionate about the need to protect and educate the community about water safety and practice. East End Ocean Rescue was set up as a private, non-profit organization to be independent of politics, bureaucracy and committees and take their non-profit status seriously.
All serve without salary.
Founder & Co-President
Jimmy Minardi, Chief of East Hampton Village Ocean Rescue, founded East End Ocean Rescue (EEOR) 14 years ago from an inherent need he saw for additional water safety education and available resources. His goal was to decrease rescue response times and further help to save lives along the East End's beautiful beaches that overflow with vacationers each summer.
Jimmy completed the American Red Cross swimmer / lifesaving program advancing from Beginner Swimmer in 1970, to pool lifeguard in 1977, to a Stillwater lifeguard to a bay lifeguard, Ocean Lifeguard in 1979 and ARC WSI Instructor in 1985. He is a second generation, ocean rescue swimmer, following in his father’s footsteps – a Fire Island ocean rescue swimmer. From 1984 to 87 he developed his own water babies program.
Jimmy has lifeguarded at every lifeguard tower from Cooper's Beach in Southampton all the way to Montauk Ditch Plains. He's been been an ocean guard at Cooper's Beach, Scott Cameron, Sag Main, Mecox, Georgica Association, Georgica Beach , Main Beach, Two Mile Hollow, Indian Wells, IGA , and Ditch Plains Montauk .In the winter he ditches the water for snow and is a Certified National Ski Patroller OEC in Colorado.
Sean became a lifeguard in the Hamptons in 1989. His passion for water safety and lifesaving inspired him to join the elite NYPD SCUBA Team. Sean has been a proud member of the team for over 15 years. He is currently assigned to training the new team members on the art of water rescue. Additionally, he volunteers time to EEOR and helps train water rescue agencies in the Hamptons.
Sean is very approachable, so if you see him on the beach, say hello. He is also a long time lifeguard, a member of East Hampton Town Volunteer Ocean Rescue, and a NYPD officer on the Scuba Search and Rescue Squad.
EVP, Outside Counsel
Spencer is a certified ocean lifeguard, marathon swimmer, cold water swimmer, author and attorney. He is the founder and operator of Hamptons Ocean Lifeguard Academy which certifies ocean lifeguards in New York State.
Spencer and Sean Daly founded Hamptons Emergency Lifeguard Partnership (“HELP”), a collective of good Samaritans on duty 24/7 to rescue swimmers in distress. A corporate lawyer, he acts as outside counsel for EEOR.
Jason has been a certified ocean lifeguard for over 30 years and is employed as an ocean lifeguard by the Village of East Hampton. He was an EMT for Sayville Community Ambulance for three years and earned an Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) designation in order to expand his knowledge.
Jason has been a Certified Jet ski Operator since 1991, taking the course over 8 times with k38 Rescue Water Services. During the off season, Jason travels to Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga, Mexico, Kauai, and lives in La Costa Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica, his second home.
East End Ocean Rescue
National Ski Patroller OEC
OCEAN RESCUE LIFESAVING
CPR & DEFIBRILLATOR
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
TOWER 1 OCEAN RESCUE CHIEF LIFEGUARD
NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC MEMBER & RIP CURRENT ADVISER
NOAA WEATHER WATCHER
JET SKI OCEAN RESCUE CERTIFIED
NATIONAL SKI PATROLLER OEC