Longport Wins 3rd Straight SJ Championship Lifeguard Races; OCBP’s Maggie Wallace wins...

Longport Wins 3rd Straight SJ Championship Lifeguard Races; OCBP’s Maggie Wallace wins 3rd Place in the Swim Race

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The 79th Annual South Jersey Championship Lifeguard Races were held Friday night in Longport. Photo Credit: Ryan Givens

Last night, Friday, August 10, Longport hosted the 79th annual South Jersey Championship Lifeguard Races.  With clear skies and relatively calm waters, all 15 beach patrols from Atlantic and Cape May counties competed in the Doubles Row, Swim and Singles Row Races. 

Longport won both the Swim and Singles Row Races and came in 3rd in the Doubles Row Race, which earned them their 3rd straight Team Championship.  OCBP’s Maggie Wallace came in 3rd place in the Swim Race, which earned the OCBP team a 5th place overall finish.  Ocean City has won or tied the SJ Team Championships 34 times, the most by any beach patrol, with its last Team Championship in 2013.  The following are the race results:

OCBP Hunter DeVine and Sean McCann preparing for the start of the Doubles Row Race. Photo Credit: Dale Braun

Doubles Row:

1st – Margate

2nd – Cape May

3rd – Longport

4th – Atlantic City

5th – Upper Township

OCBP Maggie Wallace sprinting out of the water to take 3rd place in the Swim Race. Photo Credit: Dale Braun

Swim:

1st – Longport

2nd – Margate

3rd – Ocean City (Maggie Wallace)

4th – Atlantic CIty

5th – Wildwood Crest

OCBP Shanin Theiss preparing for the start of the Singles Row Race. Photo Credit: Dale Braun

Singles Row:

1st – Longport

2nd – Ventnor

3rd – Atlantic City

4th – Avalon

5th – Cape May

Team Results:

1st – Longport 13 points

2nd – Margate 9 points

3rd – Atlantic City7 points

4th – Cape May 5 points

5th – Ocean City 3 points

As champions, Longport will retain home beach for next year’s South Jersey Championship race. Last night’s race came at the end of the major racing schedule this summer, however smaller races will be held through the remainder of August.

 

OCBP Maggie Wallace holding her 3rd place award in the SJ Swim Championship Race. Photo Credit: Dale Braun