Photo: Left to right; K. Konarski and Tim Stecher
Tim grew up in Sayville New York and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with his Bachelors degree. In 2022, aside from protecting Suffolk County Beaches, Tim worked as a New York State EMT, coached for Sachem Swim Club and currently is training to become an Air Force Flight Medic and New York City Firefighter.
Over the course of 2022 Tim began competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, started competitive running and competed in several USLA tournaments with Smith Point, Swimming Landline and Run Swim Run.
Smith Point continues to reinforce important lessons to Tim such as, everything you do that’s difficult is going to make you uncomfortable and that’s the only way to grow and get better. Also that Passing down Smith Points great traditions to the younger guards is the key to keeping our zero drowning record going. Congratulation Stecher!
Rookie of the Year – Anthony Scalia
Anthony Scalia 16 from Farmingville NY,
Anthony found his love for the water with swimming at a very young age. He swam both pool and open water competitions. He has completed in a few triathlons along with becoming a Junior Olympic backstroke Champion in 2018. He is an avid surfer for 5 plus years placing 3rd in Long Beach and 5th in Montauk. Anthony looks forward to not only coming back to the beach in 2023 but to get a chance to compete with the ocean rescue team. Congratulations Scalia!