Rockaway Lifeguards Host Annual Shack Olympics
The Rockaway Lifeguards gathered for some friendly competition in the annual Lifeguard Shack Olympics on Monday, August 14. The Olympics, a longtime annual lifeguard event, was last held in 2002. Lifeguards from the ten lifeguard shacks braved the waves and participated in nine events, which included a 5 Bay Paddle, 5 Bay Swim, Run Swim Run, Two Man Rescues, Beach Flags, Run Relay, Two-Mile Run and Tug of War. Members of the community, as well as former lifeguards, flocked to the boardwalk to witness this lifeguard tradition. The lifeguards, members of the community and the Parks Department employees all came together to make the night a huge success.