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Lifeguards of the Jersey Shore

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Lifeguards of the Jersey Shore by Michael Fowler
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The compelling story of how and why modern ocean lifeguarding emerged on the New Jersey shore is told through 298 rare, unpublished, primary source photographs and fascinating text. This state-wide perspective of beach patrols, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, provides a unique, first-hand outlook garnered from interviews with many of the most prominent personalities in the lifeguard community. Learn the myths and realities of lifeguarding's history, beginning with the origins and pioneers, and how the United States Life-Saving Service emerged in response to early shipwrecks. Evolving gear reflects how technology has enhanced ocean rescue's effectiveness, paved with the guards' commitment to physical and mental conditioning. A window into the culture of lifeguarding, you'll enjoy the idiosyncrasies that have become common denominators among guards up and down the coast. This is a story that has long needed to be told.

Author Biography

Michael Fowler has been lifeguarding every summer since 1964. Bernard Olsen has written two historical books and many articles, and he lectures extensively throughout the state. Edward Olsen is a Health and Physical Education teacher and coach who serves as a lifeguard captain in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
167 color and 131 b/w photos
Imprint
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Pages
128
Dimensions
216x279x13
ISBN-13
9780764334917
Product ID
4143792

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