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History of Lifeguarding

THE HISTORY OF ABSECON ISLAND LIFEGUARDING Discover the history of lifeguarding in Ventnor. Margate City. Atlantic City. Longport and Brigantine, New Jersey. Lifeguarding Began 1800s- Due to shipwrecks along the New Jersey Coast The First Beach Patrol Aat Cy -1881 Atlantic City l Beach Par operational beach patrol in the US %3D Margate City Beach Patrol 1908 Established a Beach Patrol with a eboat borrowed from the Atlantic Oty Beach Patrol The first South Jerey Lifeguard Championships were created by Atlantic City and Ocean City Beach Patrol 1924 Margate Became annual 1936 participants in the National Lifeguard Compestion in Adantic City on Augunt 26. Margate Memorial Surf Boat Races Established September to commemorate brave Margate her oes who gave their lives in Ww 1946 First 1980 female T lifeguard on the Margate Oty Beach Paol was Nancy Ridgeway Ventnor 1995 Held the First All Women's Cape Adantic Invitational Race Margate City Beach Patral Crew 1997 Margate City Beach Patrol Employs over so eguards with 12 beach locations. NOW 3 MAJOR 80% OVER 3,000 eDutch Holfman Memoriah wo Margate Menoru (Marael and South Jesey Championshp of beach goers find i important to very mportant to have a beach that is well Rescues are made each year in New Jey protected by feguards For coastal residents. having certain amenities in the towrs you reside in enhances your quality of lide Absecon kland is rich in history and the coastal amenity of ifeguarding is a large part of this shared experienceé The presence of the eguards and the tradition it comes from improves the beachgoing experience on Absecon Island. This in turn enhances the overall coastal liestyle that is enjoyed by homeowners in Ventnor, Margate City, Atlantic City. Longport, and Brigantine. This s especialy true for families with children that enjoy the water allowing for a greater beach esperience. This is just one of many benefits of coastal living and owning real estate in this region. ABSECON ISLAND 2013 LIFEGUARD CREW SIZE 180 100 ATLANT GANTINE MARGATI VININOR LONGPORT CITY • Soleil Sotheby's ano EALr SOURCES ep.Pe.A Colunbgorall

History of Lifeguarding

shared by cbrooks on Jul 25
Discover the history of lifeguarding in Atlantic City, Margate City, Ventnor, Longport, and Brigantine, New Jersey with this fun infographic.




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