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.
Jimmy Minardi founded 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 MINARDI, Founder & Co-President
Jimmy comes from a family of lifeguards. His father belonged to the Fire Island Ocean Rescue in the 50s and 60s, and he has been an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard since 1979. He was a pool and bay lifeguard, and an American Red Cross swimming and lifesaving instructor. During his college years, he ran a “Water Babies” program to help pay for his degree.
SEAN DALY, Co-President
Sean 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.
Both 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 they take their non-profit status seriously.
SPENCER SCHNEIDER, EVP, Outside Counsel
Spencer is a certified ocean lifeguard and is employed as an ocean lifeguard by the Village of East Hampton. He is also a marathon swimmer, having swam around Manhattan and a winter open water swimmer. A corporate lawyer, he acts as outside counsel for EEOR.
All serve without salary.
CPR & DEFIBRILLATOR
OCEAN RESCUE LIFESAVING
TOWER 1 | OCEAN RESCUE CHIEF LIFEGUARD
NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC MEMBER & RIP CURRENT ADVISER
NOAA WEATHER WATCHER
JET SKI OCEAN RESCUE CERTIFIED