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31st annual lifeguard competition | PHOTOS

Lifeguards from Cunningham Falls State Park bring in a teammate in the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training.
(Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

31st annual lifeguard competition | PHOTOS

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The 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition is held at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area.
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Cunningham Falls State Park bring in a teammate in the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training.
Lifeguards from Cunningham Falls State Park bring in a teammate in the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Assateague State Park pull their teammate from the water during a simulated rescue relay event.
Lifeguards from Assateague State Park pull their teammate from the water during a simulated rescue relay event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguard Chase Stouter of Cunningham Falls State Park jumps onto a paddleboard to rescue a teammate in the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition.
Lifeguard Chase Stouter of Cunningham Falls State Park jumps onto a paddleboard to rescue a teammate in the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Gunpowder State Park perform CPR on a dummy as part of the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area.
Lifeguards from Gunpowder State Park perform CPR on a dummy as part of the rescue relay event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards sprint to the to the beach in the obstacle course event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training.
Lifeguards sprint to the to the beach in the obstacle course event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguard Brady Fitzgerald (right) of Sandy Point State Park crawls under netting on the beach in the obstacle course event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition.
Lifeguard Brady Fitzgerald (right) of Sandy Point State Park crawls under netting on the beach in the obstacle course event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguard Hayley Lynch of Gunpowder State Park crawls under netting on the beach in the obstacle course event.
Lifeguard Hayley Lynch of Gunpowder State Park crawls under netting on the beach in the obstacle course event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguard Jackson Cornwell (left) of Rocky Gap State Park crawls under netting on the beach in the obstacle course event.
Lifeguard Jackson Cornwell (left) of Rocky Gap State Park crawls under netting on the beach in the obstacle course event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards sprint across shallow water toward rowboats.
Lifeguards sprint across shallow water toward rowboats. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Gunpowder State Park (foreground) and Sandy Point State Park paddle rowboats with their hands in the obstacle course event.
Lifeguards from Gunpowder State Park (foreground) and Sandy Point State Park paddle rowboats with their hands in the obstacle course event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Gunpowder State Park paddle a rowboat with their hands.
Lifeguards from Gunpowder State Park paddle a rowboat with their hands. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Assateague State Park (foreground) build a lead over the team from Point Lookout / Greenbrier State Parks as they paddle a rowboat with their hands in the obstacle course event.
Lifeguards from Assateague State Park (foreground) build a lead over the team from Point Lookout / Greenbrier State Parks as they paddle a rowboat with their hands in the obstacle course event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards from Assateague State Park jump from their row boat as it hit the beach in the obstacle course event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area.
Lifeguards from Assateague State Park jump from their row boat as it hit the beach in the obstacle course event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguard teams from Sandy Point State Park (left) and Gunpowder State Park were neck-and-neck on the final obstacle.
Lifeguard teams from Sandy Point State Park (left) and Gunpowder State Park were neck-and-neck on the final obstacle. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Park ranger Maria Reusing and her dog Minnow keep an eye on lifeguards competing in the swim-bike-swim event.
Park ranger Maria Reusing and her dog Minnow keep an eye on lifeguards competing in the swim-bike-swim event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguard Evan Arsenault from Gunpowder State Park swims the lead-off leg of the swim-run-swim event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training.
Lifeguard Evan Arsenault from Gunpowder State Park swims the lead-off leg of the swim-run-swim event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. Maryland Park Service lifeguards from throughout the state competed in several events that showcased their training. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards Dallas Kane (left) of Assateague State Park and Austin Nye of Gunpowder State Park dive for the last piece of hose in the beach flags event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition.
Lifeguards Dallas Kane (left) of Assateague State Park and Austin Nye of Gunpowder State Park dive for the last piece of hose in the beach flags event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards vie for pieces of hose after sprinting across the sand.
Lifeguards vie for pieces of hose after sprinting across the sand. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards vie for pieces of hose after sprinting across the sand in the beach flags event.
Lifeguards vie for pieces of hose after sprinting across the sand in the beach flags event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards Noah Seip (from left) of Assateague State Park and Brady Fitzgerald of Sandy Point State Park dive for a piece of hose in the beach flags event.
Lifeguards Noah Seip (from left) of Assateague State Park and Brady Fitzgerald of Sandy Point State Park dive for a piece of hose in the beach flags event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards Noah Seip (from left) of Assateague State Park and Brady Fitzgerald of Sandy Point State Park dive for a piece of hose in the beach flags event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area.
Lifeguards Noah Seip (from left) of Assateague State Park and Brady Fitzgerald of Sandy Point State Park dive for a piece of hose in the beach flags event during the 31st Annual Lifeguard Competition Tuesday at Gunpowder State Park - Hammerman Area. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards Natalie Fitch (from left) of Gunpowder State Park, Kayla Bladzinski of Sandy Point State Park, and Cait Werlang of Cunningham Falls State Park dive for a piece of hose.
Lifeguards Natalie Fitch (from left) of Gunpowder State Park, Kayla Bladzinski of Sandy Point State Park, and Cait Werlang of Cunningham Falls State Park dive for a piece of hose. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards Austin Nye (left) of Gunpowder State Park and Mitch Septoff of Rocky Gap State Park dive for a piece of hose.
Lifeguards Austin Nye (left) of Gunpowder State Park and Mitch Septoff of Rocky Gap State Park dive for a piece of hose. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
31st Annual Lifeguard Competition
Lifeguards Austin Nye (left) of Gunpowder State Park and Mitch Septoff of Rocky Gap State Park dive for a piece of hose in the beach flags event.
Lifeguards Austin Nye (left) of Gunpowder State Park and Mitch Septoff of Rocky Gap State Park dive for a piece of hose in the beach flags event. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
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