Competitors in the Longport Women's Lifeguard Races dive in for the Surf Dash. (Photos courtesy of Dale Braun)

On Wednesday, July 10, Longport held its annual Women’s Lifeguard Races.

The event showcased the talents of beach patrols from Atlantic and Cape May counties in five events: Doubles Row, Swim, Paddleboard, Singles Row and the Surf Dash.

After winning the event in 2017 and 2018, second place Ocean City Beach Patrol was narrowly defeated by one point by this year’s overall winner, Wildwood Crest.

Sea Isle City won the Surf Dash race impressively by nearly half a minute over second place Upper Township.

OCBP lifeguard Steph Hauck won the Singles Row by 17 seconds over second place Margate and OCBP lifeguard Erin Murphy won third place in the Paddleboard race.

Sea Isle lifeguards won impressively over Upper Township in the Surf Dash race.

The following are the race results:

Doubles Row:

1st – Margate 10:55

2nd – Avalon 11:09

3rd – Atlantic City 11:10


1st – Wildwood Crest 9:06

2nd – Longport 9:14

3rd – Wildwood 9:19


1st – Wildwood

2nd – Upper Township

3rd – Ocean City

Singles Row:

1st – Ocean City 4:44

2nd – Margate 5:01

3rd – Wildwood Crest 5:05

Surf Dash:

1st – Seal Isle 4.58

2nd – Upper Township 5:25

3rd – Wildwood Crest 5:40

Ocean City lifeguard Erin Murphy finishes in third place in the Paddleboard race.


1st – Wildwood Crest 18 points

2nd – Ocean City 17 points

3rd – Wildwood 13 points