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Lifeguards thrown a lifeline in battle with unions

Changes follow DOI report, longstanding claims about locals’ leadership

Posted 10/20/23

If you’ve been a regular at Rockaway’s beaches over the last several years, you may have been startled by the large crowd of beachgoers that gathered in the late afternoon of July 31 on the 106th Street beach. 

The spectators were watching the Rockaway Lifesaving Championships, a competition among city lifeguards that gives the lifesavers a chance to show off their sprinting, swimming and rescue skills.  

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