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East Hampton’s Main Beach Hosted What May Have Been Its Biggest Lifeguard Competition Yet

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East Hampton Town lifeguard Julia Erickson runs in the women's sprint relay.

East Hampton Town lifeguard Julia Erickson runs in the women's sprint relay. MICHAEL HELLER

The start of the men's run-swim-run competition.

The start of the men's run-swim-run competition. MICHAEL HELLER

The start of the women's run-swim-run competition during.

The start of the women's run-swim-run competition during. MICHAEL HELLER

The men's beach flags competition.

The men's beach flags competition. MICHAEL HELLER

The men's beach flags competition.

The men's beach flags competition. MICHAEL HELLER

Southampton Town lifeguard Casey Crowley reaches for a flag at the finish line during the men's beach flags competition.

Southampton Town lifeguard Casey Crowley reaches for a flag at the finish line during the men's beach flags competition. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguard William Schlegel reaches for a flag at the finish line during the men's beach flags competition.

East Hampton Village lifeguard William Schlegel reaches for a flag at the finish line during the men's beach flags competition. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguard William Schlegel, second from left, reaches for a flag at the finish line during the men's beach flags competition.

East Hampton Village lifeguard William Schlegel, second from left, reaches for a flag at the finish line during the men's beach flags competition. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguard Stella McCormack during the women's beach flags competition.

East Hampton Village lifeguard Stella McCormack during the women's beach flags competition. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguard Summer Jones races from the water after the distance swim.

East Hampton Village lifeguard Summer Jones races from the water after the distance swim. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village Lifeguard Julia Short in the women's landline rescue.

East Hampton Village Lifeguard Julia Short in the women's landline rescue. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village Lifeguard Julia Short in the women's landline rescue.

East Hampton Village Lifeguard Julia Short in the women's landline rescue. MICHAEL HELLER

The Southampton Town women's team emerges from the water during the women's landline rescue.

The Southampton Town women's team emerges from the water during the women's landline rescue. MICHAEL HELLER

The East Hampton Village lifeguard women's team emerges from the water during the landline rescue.

The East Hampton Village lifeguard women's team emerges from the water during the landline rescue. MICHAEL HELLER

The start of the men's rescue board relay.

The start of the men's rescue board relay. MICHAEL HELLER

The start of the women's rescue board relay.

The start of the women's rescue board relay. MICHAEL HELLER

A Bridgehampton Club lifeguard rushes back into the water during the rescue board relay.

A Bridgehampton Club lifeguard rushes back into the water during the rescue board relay. MICHAEL HELLER

A women's team member races to exchange places with her teammate during the rescue board relay.

A women's team member races to exchange places with her teammate during the rescue board relay. MICHAEL HELLER

A Southampton Town lifeguard rushes into the water during the rescue board relay.

A Southampton Town lifeguard rushes into the water during the rescue board relay. MICHAEL HELLER

The start of the men's sprint relay competition.

The start of the men's sprint relay competition. MICHAEL HELLER

The start of the men's heat of the distance run at East Hampton's Main Beach Lifeguard Competition on Thursday, July 22.

The start of the men's heat of the distance run at East Hampton's Main Beach Lifeguard Competition on Thursday, July 22. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Town lifeguard Frances Michaels readies herself for the women's landline rescue.

East Hampton Town lifeguard Frances Michaels readies herself for the women's landline rescue. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguard Julia Short in the women's landline rescue.

East Hampton Village lifeguard Julia Short in the women's landline rescue. MICHAEL HELLER

East Hampton Village lifeguard William Schlegel runs in the men's sprint relay.

East Hampton Village lifeguard William Schlegel runs in the men's sprint relay. MICHAEL HELLER

Southampton Town lifeguard McKinley Skala, left, and East Hampton Town lifeguard Bella Tarbet race toward the beach flag.

Southampton Town lifeguard McKinley Skala, left, and East Hampton Town lifeguard Bella Tarbet race toward the beach flag. MICHAEL HELLER

As a military helicopter passes by overhead, a Jones Beach competitor turns the corner at the American flag during the men's run-swim-run competition at East Hampton's Main Beach Lifeguard Competition on July 22.

As a military helicopter passes by overhead, a Jones Beach competitor turns the corner at the American flag during the men's run-swim-run competition at East Hampton's Main Beach Lifeguard Competition on July 22. MICHAEL HELLER

The women's beach flags competition at the East Hampton's Main Beach Lifeguard Competition on July 22.

The women's beach flags competition at the East Hampton's Main Beach Lifeguard Competition on July 22. MICHAEL HELLER

Drew Budd on Jul 28, 2021
After being shut down due to the pandemic last year, East Hampton’s Main Beach Lifeguard Competition returned last Thursday, July 22, to what may have been its largest event ever... more

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