Corey Birsner 2023

Congratulations Corey on an incredible 11 years of dedicated service as a Smith Point Lifeguard! Your journey is nothing short of inspiring. Your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the safety of beachgoers have made you an invaluable asset to the Smith Point community. Corey’s recent certification as a National EMT is a testament to […]

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September 22, 2023

2022 Tim Stecher

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 […]

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August 28, 2022


2021 Tim Stecher

(Pictured; 7/2021, L-R, Scribner, Barsauskas, Horan B and Tim Stecher) Tim said that: “Smith Point made me want to turn lifesaving into a career.” Sayville Born and Raised, Tim graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelors degree in Communications. Additionally, Tim was named 2020 SUNY New Paltz Swim team Captain by his teammates. Over […]

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September 12, 2021

2020 Michael Hartman

Michael Hartman is a William Floyd alumni. He was a league 1 champion wrestler at 140lbs. He grew up going to Smith Point and started lifeguarding in 2010. He graduated from St. Josephs College with a degree in Biology. He then joined the New York Air National guard after being inspired by a fellow lifeguard to […]

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2019 Ian Fogarty

Lifeguard of the Year – Ian Fogarty Ian Fogarty is a SUNY Cortland Alumni that started his lifeguard career here at Smith Point in 2004. After the 2015 season Ian hung up his greens for a pair of blues and became a member of the New York City Police Department. However, after being a MOS (Member […]

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Paul Brodmerkel – 2019 New York State Lifeguard of the Year

Head Lifeguard Cedar BeachRed Cross CPR Instructor Lindenhurst Swim Coach; Coach, director of swimming Suffolk County Wrestling Champion 1967 Suffolk County Wrestling Hall of Fame National Wrestling Hall of Fame Zero drownings during 40 year tenure Source: Source:

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July 28, 2019

Legendary Chief, Joe Dooley inducted into the Suffolk County Hall of Fame

Joseph Dooley Induction Year: 2018 Category: Football & Officials A legendary referee and official, many would say that he spent his life dedicated to the youth of our communities, sports and educational advancement. He was an official for 39 years until his untimely death in 1999. He also served as a member of the New […]

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2018 Kevin Konarski

Lifeguard of the Year – Kevin Konarski Kevin Konarski is a proud alumni of Lindenhurst High School. He grew up swimming for the Lindy Bulldogs at a very young age and holds multiple Lindenhurst High School records: 50 Free (21.7), 100 Free (46.9), 200 Free (1:41.2), 500 Free (4.38.0), 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay. […]

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September 15, 2018