The Galveston Lifeguarding Association is the Gulf Coast Region Chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association. Our mission is to promote water safety throughout our region. The GLA provides water safety materials destributed to beach patrons, rescue equipment not covered by GIBP budget, scholarships for the Junior Lifeguard Program, and scholarships for college students.
301 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77580
If you have a water related emergency, dial 911.
Phone: (409) 763-4769
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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. It is a Texas Department of Health certified first response agency employing over 100 people comprised of lifeguards, senior guards, supervisors, peace officers, and dispatchers. The mission of GIBP is to protect the 5-7 million people who visit the Galveston beaches each year, respond to aquatic emergencies 24/7/365, educate the public about beach safety, and be a good community partner.