Now, not only is Kiwanis Park staffed by lifeguards but the mostly children swimmers are protected by a location device called the Wahooo Swim Monitor System.
It has been nearly five decades since a 5-year-old girl was rescued from the water off Lido Beach, Long Island. Now, so many years later, the girl who was rescued – now a 53-year-old woman — thanked the man who saved her life.
Margaret Savarese of Massapequa was at the 8th tee on the blue course at Eisenhower Park when she suddenly collapsed.
Roy Lester spent 40 years as a lifeguard until he was fired from his job at Jones Beach in 2007. He claims he was forced out because he refused to take his annual swimming test in a Speedo.
Jay Lieberfarb has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Nassau County claiming that he was fired for failing a surprise swimming test but younger lifeguards who also flunked were able to keep their jobs.
After navigating through menacing tides stirred up by the approach of Hurricane Earl, she reached the swimmer, 58-year-old Mike Gimpel.
A former lifeguard and private school teacher admitted Tuesday that he used hidden cameras to videotape women changing in locker rooms at pools.