Gallery by Peggy Spellman Hoey

Battle Of Southampton

The Town of Southampton East Men’s Lifeguard team won the Battle of Southampton Lifesaving Competition, taking first place in six out of eight endurance events on Thursday, July 12, at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays.

East took first place in the distance swim, landline rescue, surf rescue, board rescue, the run/swim/run relay, and men’s beach flags.

East’s Ryan Duryea came in first in the distance swim, with Elena Mugno of the town’s West Women’s team taking second, and Rob Rewinski of the Club Privateers taking third. Cooper Daly of the Club Privateers took first place in the distance run, with Paul Pizzatola of the town’s West Men’s team taking second, and Aidan Crowley of East Men’s taking third place.

The Bridgehampton Club Privateers took first place in the sand relay, followed by the town’s West and East Men’s teams in second and third place, respectively. In the men’s beach flags event, the town’s East Men’s teammates Casey Crowley and Aidan Crowley took first and second place, respectively. James Moran of the town’s West Men’s team came in third place.

The town’s West Women’s team dominated the women’s beach flags event, with Kennedy Scala coming in first, Danielle Parry, second, and Sarah Culver, third.

The lifeguards’ next competition is at East Hampton Main Beach on Thursday, July 19.