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Long Island lifeguards gathered at Jones Beach's Field
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Long Island lifeguards gathered at Jones Beach's Field 6 to demand a new contract and a pay raise as they have been working without one since 2003. (July 17, 2012)(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

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Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament

After a rally to call attention to the fact that lifeguards have been working without a raise and a new contract for nearly 10 years, the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament kicked off at the East Bath House oceanfront Tuesday. Teams of up to eight professional lifeguards competed in several categories, including the 2-mile beach run, landline rescue, distance paddle and swim, rescue race and sand relay.