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Popular Jersey Shore beach town guts lifeguard leadership | NJ.com

Posted by | February 20, 2018 | Open Water Lifeguards

By Alex Napoliello anapoliello@njadvancemedia.com,NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

One of New Jersey’s most popular beach towns is dumping the people who manage their lifeguards and upping how much the borough pays lifeguards.  The beachfront borough of Belmar, which receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer, passed a resolution initiating a search for new lifeguard leadership. “This is a big deal for Belmar,” Mayor Matthew Doherty said.  Doherty said it was brought to his attention that too often lifeguard stands were left unattended when there were people swimming during the summer.” To me, that’s a case of not managing the lifeguard resources properly,” he said.  The current managers of the department could not be reached for comment.   Read more…

Source: NJ.com