All 15 of South Jersey’s Beach Patrols participated in this years South Jersey Lifeguard Championships in Avalon, NJ. The temperature was hot, the water was rough, and the crowds were abundant. The evening was less than ideal for Ocean City’s Beach Patrol, who did not place.
Longport was the big winner this year and will get to host next years event. Below is a video summary of the action as well as the official results.
Video Credit: Ryan Givens
1st Place: Margate: Chris Graves / Chuck Gowdy 16:02
2nd Place: Longport: Mike McGrath / Sean Duffey 16:20
3rd Place: Upper Township: Joe O’Neil / Ryan Fisher 16:32
1st Place: Brigantine: Brandon McKenzie 14:45
2nd Place: Sea Isle: Conall Loughlin 14:46
3rd Place: Longport: John Tepper 14:47
1st Place: Longport: Mike McGrath 7:24
2nd Place: Atlantic City: Vince Granese 7:32
3rd Place: Avalon: Erich Wolf 7:38
1st Place: Longport 12 points
2nd Place: Margate 8 points
3rd Place: Avalon 7 points