2007-07-20 / Community

Memorial Swim In Honor Of Fallen Firefighter


The annual swim to honor the memory of Firefighter Steve Belson, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. took place on the boardwalk at Beach 92 Street on Saturday. The half-mile swim ended at "Bell's Beach," on Beach 92 Street. Pictured, event coordinator Sean Kellar with Belson's mother, Madeline Belson and his nephew, Jack. The annual swim to honor the memory of Firefighter Steve Belson, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. took place on the boardwalk at Beach 92 Street on Saturday. The half-mile swim ended at "Bell's Beach," on Beach 92 Street. Pictured, event coordinator Sean Kellar with Belson's mother, Madeline Belson and his nephew, Jack. A number of lifeguards now serving on Rockaway beaches won incentive awards to help them with college. Among them are Patricia Keenan, Marisa Spadaro, Maureen McCluskey, James Hayden, Dyland Smith, James Frontera, Mathew Brady, Megan Dolan, Jullienne Jordan and Sean Bellew. They are shown with Sean Kellar, who announced that the lifeguards who showed up for the event at 10 a.m. on Saturday were docked an hour of pay by the Department of Parks and Recreation. A number of lifeguards now serving on Rockaway beaches won incentive awards to help them with college. Among them are Patricia Keenan, Marisa Spadaro, Maureen McCluskey, James Hayden, Dyland Smith, James Frontera, Mathew Brady, Megan Dolan, Jullienne Jordan and Sean Bellew. They are shown with Sean Kellar, who announced that the lifeguards who showed up for the event at 10 a.m. on Saturday were docked an hour of pay by the Department of Parks and Recreation. A large crowd showed up for the event. Participants walked on the beach from Beach 92 Street to Beach 102 Street and then swam back. A large crowd showed up for the event. Participants walked on the beach from Beach 92 Street to Beach 102 Street and then swam back. A plaque on the boardwalk designates Beach 92 Street as "Bell's Beach." A plaque on the boardwalk designates Beach 92 Street as "Bell's Beach."

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