Ocean City Beach Patrol Wins 2019 SJ Pool Championship Races

Ocean City Beach Patrol Wins 2019 SJ Pool Championship Races

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Members of the OCBP Swim Team - 2019 SJ Pool Champions Photo Credit: Dale Braun

On Sunday, July 21st, Ocean City hosted the 2019 South Jersey Pool Championships at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.  The races included swimmers from 10 of the 15 South Jersey Beach Patrols.  Twelve events took place with a mixture of individual and relay teams competing in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and medley races.  The host team, Ocean City, took first place overall followed by Sea Isle City and Brigantine tying for second place.  The following are the results:

Men 200 Meter Medley Relay:

1st – Ocean City 1:50.40 (Cristian Bell, Erik Truong, Brian McGroarty)

2nd – Wildwood Crest 1:53.34

3rd – Sea Isle 1:55.49 (Zach Emerson, Jerry Joyce, John Truax, Ryan Pedrick)

4th – Margate 2:01.20

 

Men 200 Meter Freestyle:

1st – North Wildwood 2:00.78

2nd – Ocean City 2:05.90 (Liam Garbutt)

3rd – Avalon 2:12.50

4th – Sea Isle 2:13.22 (Scott Emerson)

 

Men 50 Meter Freestyle:

1st – Sea Isle 24.18 (Ryan Pedrick)

2nd – Margate 24.54

3rd – Ventnor 24.88

4th – Avalon 25.06

 

Men 200 Meter Individual Medley:

1st – Brigantine 2:12.16

2nd – Ocean City 2:15.90 (Brian McGroarty)

3rd – Wildwood 2:25.24

4th – Sea Isle 2:31.71 (John Truax)

Photo Credit: Dale Braun

 

Women 100 Meter Freestyle:

1st – Ocean City 1:01.08 (Erin Murphy)

2nd – Sea Isle 1:02.14 (Christina Paspalas)

3rd – Brigantine 1:04.70

4th – Margate 1:05.27

 

Men 200 Meter Freestyle Relay:

1st – Brigantine 1:40.56

2nd – Ocean City 1:42.10 (Liam Garbutt, Winchester Ployratens, M. Zwielgmeyer, Pierre Koenig)

3rd – Wildwood Crest 1:43.58

4th – Sea Isle 1:45.60 (JohnTruax, Tim Rafter, Scott Emerson, Zach Emerson)

 

Men 100 Meter Butterfly:

1st – Ocean City 58.69 (Cristian Bell)

2nd – Margate 59.18

3rd – Atlantic City 1:02.56

4th – Avalon 1:06.54

 

Men 100 Freestyle:

1st – North Wildwood 53.64

2nd – Ocean City 55.16 (Brian McGroarty)

3rd – Ventnor 55.31

4th – Sea Isle 55.98 (Ryan Pedrick)

 

Men 100 Meter Backstroke:

1st – Ocean City 59.29 (Cristian Bell)

2nd – Wildwood Crest 1:00.29

3rd – Avalon 1:03.99

4th – Sea Isle 1:05.40 (Zach Emerson)

 

Men 100 Meter Breaststroke:

1st – Brigantine 1:05.33

2nd – Ocean City 1:05.97 (Erik Truong)

3rd – Sea Isle 1:14.04 (Jerry Joyce)

4th – Margate 1:15.59

Photo Credit: Dale Braun

 

Women 200 Meter Medley Relay:

1st – Ocean City 2:11.71 (Grace Curry, Tori DeLusant, Maci Denn, Erin Murphy)

2nd – Sea Isle 2:14.86 (Christina Paspalas, Abby Henne, Maddy Lewis, Paige Griesson)

3rd – Brigantine 2:22.21

4th – Wildwood Crest 2:24.03

 

Men 400 Meter Freestyle Relay:

1st – Ocean City 3:43.72 (Brian McGroarty, Winchester Ployratens, Liam Garbutt, Pierre Koenig)

2nd – Brigantine 3:44.70

3rd – Sea Isle 3:56.95

4th – Margate 4:02.63

 

Overall:

1st – Ocean City 93 points

2nd – Sea Isle 60 points

2nd – Brigantine 60 points

4th – Wildwood Crest 31 points

 

The next lifeguard race is this Thursday, July 25, when the Ocean City Women’s Lifeguard races are being held at the 34th St. Beach at 6:15pm.