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Lifeguard regional hits the beach in Rehoboth

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. BY DAN COOK
July 16, 2014

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.