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Zach Keefer, left, of Yonkers, receives a handoff (Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Zach Keefer, left, of Yonkers, receives a handoff from his brother Lucas, as he heads to a first place finish for the Glen Island Park lifeguards in the 4x50-yard relay at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguard competition at Rye Playland

Lifeguards from Westchester County Parks pools and beaches competed in the 2012 lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. The contests included a running relay, kayak race and open water and pool swimming races and relays. Some teams adopted a team costume theme for the annual contest. (July 23, 2012)

Zach Keefer, left, of Yonkers, receives a handoff
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Zach Keefer, left, of Yonkers, receives a handoff from his brother Lucas, as he heads to a first place finish for the Glen Island Park lifeguards in the 4x50-yard relay at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Hajime Ichikawa, of Scarsdale, heads for a first
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Hajime Ichikawa, of Scarsdale, heads for a first place finish in the open water swim competition at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards prepare for the open water swim at
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Lifeguards prepare for the open water swim at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. from left, are Emanuel Wilson-King, of Yonkers, Kasozi Wilson, of the Bronx, Hajime Ichikawa, of Scarsdale, Zach Rudis, of White Plains, and Travis Lamm, of White Plains. (July 23, 2012)

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Lifeguards head into Long Island Sound for the
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Lifeguards head into Long Island Sound for the open water swim at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. from left, are Emanuel Wilson-King, of Yonkers, Kasozi Wilson, of the Bronx, Hajime Ichikawa, of Scarsdale, Zach Rudis, of White Plains, and Travis Lamm, of White Plains. (July 23, 2012)

Josh Myree, 18, of Mount Vernon, awaits the
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Josh Myree, 18, of Mount Vernon, awaits the start of the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool, dressed for the Playland lifeguard superhero theme as "blackman", his own take on batman. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards cheer on their teammates at the 2012
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Lifeguards cheer on their teammates at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards from Tibbetts Brook Park dressed in the
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Lifeguards from Tibbetts Brook Park dressed in the theme of "cops and robbers for the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. From left, are Jessica DiLello, Rachelle Campos and Ariana Garcia, all of Yonkers. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards from Tibbetts Brook Park dressed in the
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Lifeguards from Tibbetts Brook Park dressed in the theme of "cops and robbers for the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. From left, are Evan Belluscio, Anthony Borek and Matthew DiNome, all of Yonkers. (July 23, 2012)

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Lifeguards from Tibbetts Brook Park dressed in the
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Lifeguards from Tibbetts Brook Park dressed in the theme of "cops and robbers for the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Jeta Zabelaj, of White Plains, gets some finishing
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Jeta Zabelaj, of White Plains, gets some finishing touches on her "Team USA" themed costume before the Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards from the Saxon Woods Pool dressed up
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Lifeguards from the Saxon Woods Pool dressed up with the theme "Team USA" for the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards from the Wilson Woods Pool in Mount
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Lifeguards from the Wilson Woods Pool in Mount Vernon await the start of the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Lifeguards from the Saxon Woods Pool dressed up
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Lifeguards from the Saxon Woods Pool dressed up with the theme "Team USA" for the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

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Lou Dones, of Yonkers, prepares for the start
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Lou Dones, of Yonkers, prepares for the start of the kayak race at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Nick Warwick, of Pelham, prepares for the start
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Nick Warwick, of Pelham, prepares for the start of the kayak race at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Evan Belluscio, of Yonkers, jumps out of his
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Evan Belluscio, of Yonkers, jumps out of his kayak to head to the finish line on the beach during the kayak race at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Attila Papp, of White Plains, heads for the
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Attila Papp, of White Plains, heads for the finish in the kayak race at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Ed Byrne, of Yonkers, heads to a first
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Ed Byrne, of Yonkers, heads to a first place finish in the kayak race at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

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Cara Morris, of Irvington, prepares for the start
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Cara Morris, of Irvington, prepares for the start of the 250-yard tube relay at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Darin Gillenwater, of Mount Vernon, finishes the last
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Darin Gillenwater, of Mount Vernon, finishes the last leg of the 250-yard tube relay for a first place finish for the Tibbets Brook Park lifeguard team at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Whitney Sanguinetti, of Mount Vernon, swims the third
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Whitney Sanguinetti, of Mount Vernon, swims the third lap of the 250-yard tube relay at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Cara Morris, of Irvington, swims the first lap
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Cara Morris, of Irvington, swims the first lap of the 250-yard tube relay at the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

Travis Lamm, 16, of White Plains, dressed as
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Travis Lamm, 16, of White Plains, dressed as batman for the Playland lifeguard theme of "superheroes", awaits the start of the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

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Lifeguards cheer on their teammates during the 2012
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Lifeguards cheer on their teammates during the 2012 Westchester County lifeguard competition at the Rye Playland Beach and Pool. (July 23, 2012)

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