Ship Bottom Leads 1-2-3 LBI Sweep At Seaside Park Lifeguard Tournament
It’s a pretty good ride from Long Beach Island to Seaside Park but it was worth it for the three LBI beach patrols that took part in the annual Seaside Park Lifeguard Tournament Monday night. Ship Bottom, Harvey Cedars and Surf City grabbed the top three spots in the 7-team event that featured swimming, rowing, paddling and running on the N Street beach.
Ship Bottom claimed three of the nine events, finishing first in the 1000 foot row, boat relay and paddle relay to finish with 43 points with Harvey Cedars coming in second (34pts) and Surf City third (31 points). Host Seaside Park finished fourth followed by Island Beach, Lavallette and Ortley Beach.
The members of the winning Ship Bottom team were Reid Sinkerson, Pat Gazzilo, Alex Rech, Jordan Aughenbaugh, Matt Heiser, Marc Wagner, Tommy Smith, Ty Nagel, Shawn Hannon, Jonny Skolnick, Hannah Fodor, Haley Ullinger and Tracey Hemmerle. Hannon and Smith head up the SBBP competition crew.
The SSP Tournament ran very smoothly under the direction of beach patrol captain Mike Veracierta. Sponsors were The Sawmill, B&B Department Store, Surf Taco and the Seaside Park Service Center.