Mariusz Borkowski joined the Smith Point Lifeguards in 1997. A swimmer for both Lindenhurst High School and Adelphi University, Mariusz credits his lifeguard experiences at the beach for making him a better person, teacher and coach.
Mariusz works at Bay Shore High School as a Physical Education teacher and coach, where he instills the qualities he has learned from the beach to his students: diligence, hard work, perseverance, and trust.
Because of his good nature and positive attitude, Mariusz Borkowski has been named Suffolk County Lifeguard of the Year for 2006
Smith Point Rookie of the Year -Joseph Pluhowski
Joe Pluhowski is a go getter! He has been known to “chase mavericks” and live life on the crest of the wave. He attended St. Anthony’s high School, running track and cross country, setting times of 16:40 in the 5k and 9:32 in the 2-mile. In the future, Joe plans to join the elite Navy Seals. It is not a surprise to anyone that knows Joe, as he was born to protect, serve and help others!