Lifeguard regional championships return to Rehoboth
Hundreds of beach patrol members from across the Mid-Atlantic area battle in the summer heat
Rehoboth Beach Patrol lifeguard Sophia Gulotti, red bathing suit, starts the women’s relay. CHRIS FLOOD PHOTOS
July 8, 2021
Rehoboth Beach Patrol
1 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE19971
After taking a year off because of COVID, the United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships returned to Rehoboth Beach July 6. The temperatures were hot, but the competition was hotter. More than 300 lifeguards from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia competed in the hot, hot sun. A full listing of competition results can be found at usla.org.
Rehoboth Beach Patrol’s Xander Geiersbach exits the water asking where the competition is as he wins the men’s distance swim.
There were plenty of fans cheering on the lifeguards, including Bruce Loveland, 5, Isabelle Loveland, 8, and Luke Loveland, 3.
Dewey Beach Patrol’s Eid Nouhra finishes strong as he anchors the winning team in the men’s relay.
Bethany Beach Patrol’s Patrick Berns wins the men’s long-distance run.
The women’s distance swim was a little closer than the men’s, but Sea Colony’s Lexi Santer still won pretty easily.
The Rehoboth Beach Patrol’s team won the landline competition. Pictured are Anthony Giuseppetti, Xander Geiersbach, Peyton Weaver and Maddie Tonn.
The men’s team from the Dewey Beach Patrol won the relay. Pictured are (l-r) Eid Nouhra, Mikey Frederick, C.J. Fritchman and Reed Tanasovich.
C.J. Fritchman, standing, and Mikey Frederick take deep breaths after doing their part in the relay’s first heat.
Ocean City Beach Patrol’s Haley Wright wins the women’s distance run by a comfortable margin.
Sea Colony lifeguard Amy Venables, right, and Sea Bright lifeguard Margot Labrecque are almost even.
Hundreds of people lined the edges of the competition area to cheer on the contestants.