2008 Jack “Rambo” Vivonetto

Jack Andrew Vivonetto is a proud native of Rocky Point, Long Island. Jack grew up playing football, wrestling, and lacrosse. He was the 2008 and 2009 captain of the Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse Team, where Jack also attained a degree in History. Jack lists some of his fondest moments as a Smith Point lifeguard, while forging […]

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August 2, 2008

2007 – Erik Gorman

Erik Gorman joined the Smith Point Ocean Rescue Team in the summer of 2000 and worked hard to earn his place among the nation’s finest lifesavers. With a history in atheletics, he was drawn to the competition team and helped win multiple national championships. Now, Erik is an elementary school educator who trys to instill […]

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August 2, 2007

2006 Mariusz Borkowski

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 […]

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August 1, 2006

2005 Tim Delaney

Tim Delaney started his ocean lifeguard career in 1974 at Smith Point Park. After only 6 years, Tim was named Assistant Chief under the Legendary Joseph W. Dooley. After 20 year as Mr. Dooley’s right hand man, Tim became Chief Lifeguard in 1999. During his tenure Mr. Delaney maintained the outstanding record of “0” drownings. Tim Delaney as […]

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August 4, 2005

Joseph W. Dooley Sr.

Chief Lifeguard for Suffolk County Department of Parks Joseph W. Dooley was involved in lifeguarding for fifty years.  He started as a lifeguard at Long Beach, New York and then moved east to Suffolk County Department of Parks as an ocean lifeguard and assistant chief under the direction of chief lifeguard Richard Bell.  He worked […]

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August 6, 2004