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Lifeguard regional hits the beach in Rehoboth

Jul 16, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Regional winners in the 4-by-100-meter soft sand relay are (l-r) Jacki Coveleski, Janey Roope, Erin Ricker and Josie Nixon of the Dewey Beach Patrol.

Lifeguard squads from 18 East Coast beaches took part in the United States Lifesaving Association Eastern Regional lifeguard competition at Rehoboth Beach July 9 in events  such as 4-by-100 soft sand relay sprints, soft sand 2K run, 400 meter surf swim, landline rescue race, beach flags, swim rescue race, run-swim-run and paddle board race.

All contestants were competing for a trip to the USLA Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. Scores were as follows: First place, Smith Point, 174 points; second place, Rehoboth Beach, 131; third place, Long Beach, 91; fourth, Fire Island, 70; fifth, Mammoth County, 60;  sixth, Sea Girt, 55;  seventh, Dewey, 50; eighth, Sea Colony, 42; ninth, Bethany Beach, 34; 10th, Ocean City, N.J., 31; 11th, South Bethany, 28; 12th, Delaware State Parks, 26; 13th, Virginia Beach, 22; 14th, Jones Beach, 17; 15th, Long Branch, 14; 16th, Fenwick Island, 12; 17th, Bradley Beach, 10 (tie); 17th Ocean Beach, 10; 18th, Middlesex Beach, 4.

Anthony Colasurdo of the Island Beach Motor Lodge takes the first-place stick in the 2K run.
Runners take off for the 2K soft sand run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rehoboth Beach Patrol's Joanna Baird blows away the field in the women's 2K soft sand run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The women's 2K soft sand run takes off during the USLA Eastern Regionals at Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape grad and Dewey Beach Patrol guard Zack Stevenson pulls ahead of RBP's Matt Matsko in the 4-by-100 soft sand relay. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Michael Katz of the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol runs across the finish line during the anchor leg of the 4-by-100 soft sand relay. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Winners of the 4-by-100 soft sand run are (l-r) Michael Katz, James Hagen, Nick Albert and Jeff Munro of the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Patrol members take to the Atlantic for the 400-meter surf swim. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Kendall Towe of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol wins the 400-meter surf swim. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
John Hauser of the Sea Girt Beach Patrol runs out of the surf in first place during the 400-meter surf swim. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Dewey Beach Patrol guard Jacki Coveleski takes the handoff from Janey Roope and sprints out front in the 4-by-100 soft sand relay. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Long Beach and Fire Island Beach Patrol members Billy Swezey, front, and Chris Russo carry victim Travis Leguyader out of the surf in the swim rescue event. Not shown is team member Andrew Cremer. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Long Beach and Fire Island Beach Patrol members Craig Amarando, front, and Nick Smith carry victim Bobby Smith during the first heat of the swim rescue event. Not shown is team member Kyle Wilson. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sea Colony Beach Patrol members Cindy Fajardo, front, Kendall Towe and Liz Butterly get swamped by a wave during the swim rescue race. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rehoboth Beach Patrol's Phillip Kopunek, front, and Capt. Kent Buckson pull the line during the landline competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rehoboth Beach Patrol members Aryn Zimmerman, front, Jill Faull, and Amane Hand-Solomon take third place in the swimmer rescue race. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rehoboth Beach Patrol member Brianna Hiltey is carried by Hannah Harbold, front, and Ali Ruffner in the swim rescue race. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Rehoboth Beach Patrol landline members pose with Rehoboth City Manager Sharon Lynn. Shown are (l-r) Capt. Kent Buckson, Lynn, Jo Baird, Philip Kopunek and Ruslan Kopunek. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guard Steph Taylor places third in the 2K run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guard Brianna Hiltey takes off in the swimmer rescue race. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guards Matt Matsko, front, and Ryan MacLeish carry Jordan Lingo out of the surf in the swimmer rescue race. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guard Lauren Fura sprints in the first leg of the 4-by-100 soft sand run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Fenwick Island Beach Patrol member Andrew Majewski gets a sand bath during the beach flag competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Fenwick Island Beach Patrol member Andrew Majewski, left, and Dewey Beach Patrol member Sam McMillon, right, beat out a competitor during the beach flag competition. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP's Kelsey Dorman, left, battles for a flag with an opponent. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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