The 17 crews that make up Ocean City Beach Patrol have been competing against one another in tests of physical and mental fitness since 1976. The Crew Competitions gives Ocean City Beach Patrol the chance to demonstrate their lifesaving skills and the community a chance to celebrate all that the Beach Patrol does for them. Competition builds team spirit and encourages lifeguards to keep in top shape. It’s essential to the success of a lifeguard. Why? Because every time a lifeguard gets in the water, they have to defeat the ocean .
During the Crew Comps crews channel their competition in a festive atmosphere.
The 2015 Crew Comps took place on Saturday, July 25, on the North Division Street beach. Here’s a recap:
The event kicked off with the Land Line. Each crew used a system of ropes to rescue their designated victim.
Can you spell teamwork?
Next up was the Paddle Board Relay.
Each competitor ran as fast as they could…
and leaped into the water.
There was still more to come. Next up was the Run Swim Run relay.
The competitors kicked up the sand as the crowd looked on.
When they emerged…
They sped to the finish line.
The crews lined up for the 400 M relay…
Which went by in a blur.
Before you knew it. It was time for a good old game of tug-of-war.
Spectators settled in for the competition
Then the action began. Each crew had a member cheering them on.
There were looks of determination on every face.
Throughout the entire event the community was celebrating its Beach Patrol and each crew certainly gave the community a reason to celebrate.