A total of 26 new lifeguards joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol on June 10, 2012, after scoring high in the swimming, rowing and running tests.
This picture shows the 2012 rookie class: (front row, from left) Meredith Miedama, Andrew Schultz, Lukas Filarski, James Brown, Conor Plasha, Marieanne Ingersoll, Bridget Keough, Rylie Devine; (middle row) Kelsey Woodward, Hayley Conover, Brian Mattingly, Brendon O’Hara, Andrew Watts, Fred Cabulong, Steven Buzby, Joseph Dimaio; (back row) Connor Brady, Cory Raab, Kyle McCrosson, Nolan Coyle, Frank Brady, Jordan Baker, Eddie Keenan, Zach Kranefeld, Darren Hickman Jr., Ryan Impagliazzo.
Training Officer Mark Jamieson spent the summer teaching the rookie lifeguards ocean rescue techniques and how to keep bathers out of dangerous rip currents. Joining Jamieson in the training and evaluation were the following Senior Guards: Bryan Chojnacki, Chris Denn, Bill Dorney, Matt Garbutt, Mark McElwee, Tony Mehalic, Drew Muzslay, Scott Pepe, Fran Reed and Andy Wise.
The following lifeguards, all with more than five years of ocean rescue experience, were also involved in the rookie training program: Chris Barse, Holly Berenotto, Matthew Betson, Paul Boardman, Rachel Boudart, Greg Brady, Jack Brooks, Shawn Bryan, Dan Callaghan, Andrew Carter, Dan Casey, Mike Cervi, Ryan Clark, Ray Conover, Kelsey Coyne, Rick D’Andrea, Pat Davish, Corby Derr, Zach Eberson, Kyle Evangelist, John Farnoly, Shawnee Foglio, Matt Galetto, John Gerety, Clayton Harper, Matthew Hernberg, Mike Hinsley, William Horner, Jon Howell, Tyler Huck, Charles Kaczmarski, Brett Kader, Scott Kader, Aaron Kaminski, Bill Kazmarck, Dylan Kosten, Carly Krudelbach, Mike Kyle, Pat Lavin, Joe Masters, Scott Montgomery, Alex Newnam, Tom Newnam, Ian O’Neill, Ross O’Neill, Graham Parker, Calvin Peck, Scott Pepe, Dimitar Petrov, Stacey Rahter, Liam Rennick, Rick Schindewolf, Doug Schmitt, Bob Speca, Eugene Taylor, David Tuefel, John Vogel, Wendy Wallace, Brian Warley and Robert Watts.
Memorial Weekend 2013 is only eight months away and the Ocean City Beach Patrol is looking forward to building on its century-old reputation of excellence in bather protection.