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The American flag flies at the Jones Beach (Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

The American flag flies at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament at Jones Beach. (July 17, 2012)

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.

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)

Long Island lifeguards participate in this year's Jones
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Long Island lifeguards participate in this year's Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. Teams of up to eight lifeguards from Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Tobay, Fire Island and Long Beach competed in several different categories including a two-mile beach run, landline rescue, and distance paddle and swim among others. (July 17, 2012)

The American flag flies at the Jones Beach
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

The American flag flies at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament at Jones Beach. (July 17, 2012)

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A lifeguard participates in the Jones Beach Lifeguard
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A lifeguard participates in the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

A lifeguard competes at the Jones Beach Lifeguard
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

A lifeguard competes at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

A lifeguard competes at the Jones Beach Lifeguard
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

A lifeguard competes at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament.
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament.
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

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Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament.
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament.
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament. (July 17, 2012)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament..
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Lifeguards compete at the Jones Beach Lifeguard Tournament.. (July 17, 2012)

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