Robert “Domino” Speca, arguably the best known Ocean City lifeguard since Jack Kelly (rookie 1942), is retiring at the end of this summer.
He has spent 34 summers protecting the bathers. Speca, a physics teacher and former Ironman triathlete, set the original Guinness Book of World Records record for domino toppling. He appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Mike Douglas Show, That’s Incredible, and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He set up dominoes on the Great Wall of China and has written two books on domino toppling.
This past June, Speca appeared on CBS national news toppling 850 humans and mattresses for a new Guinness Book record.