The 45th Lifeguard Olympics heat up the sands of Rehoboth Beach

North Shores Beach Patrol’s Chase Norton, right, touches Josh Reinhold to start the third leg of the run-swim-run relay.

Sea Colony Beach Patrol won first place in the running race. Shown are (lr) Marlan McElroy, Bailey Noel, Lexi Santor and Aleksander Crancharov.

Brenden Keane of Bethany Beach Patrol defeats Eid Nouhra of Dewey Beach Patrol to win the beach flag contest.

Bethany Beach Patrol’s Brenden Keane is hoisted onto the team’s shoulders after winning the beach flag contest.

The tug of war competition filled the beach with excitement.

The ladies take off in the mile race.

Rehoboth Beach Patrol’s Eliza Lust, left, and Brooke Balducci help score and hold the finish line flags.

Competitors race out to the Atlantic in the half-mile paddle.

The ladies take off in the half-mile swim.

Austin Rhue of Dewey Beach Patrol leads a group during the 4 par 200 soft sand relay.

RBP guards (lr) Rawley Florax, Meredith Lockwood and Hunter Mcfalls compete in the beach flag competition.

North Shores Beach Patrol’s Chase Norton leads the run-swim-run relay.

Dion Stevenson, left, and Alicia Lenoir of Rehoboth Beach Patrol check in at the RBP cabin. Lenior took top honors in the mile run competition.

Delaware Seashore State Parks ranger Nathan Venebles exits the surf in the half-mile paddle.

Suzannah Mills of the Delaware Seashore State Parks team rides out of the waves during the half mile swim.

Bethany Beach Patrol’s Quinn Macualy, center, battles to the finish with Sea Colony’s Marlan McElroy, left, and North Bethany’s Ethan Haggerty during the half-mile swim.

Rehoboth Beach Patrol’s Rayne Sheets is tagged by Anthony Giuseppetti and begins the second leg of the run-swim-run relay.

Competitors take on the Atlantic in the half-mile paddle.

Alec Hochrein, right, and Hailey Moore of the Delaware Seashore State Parks Beach Patrol compete in the tug of war competition.

The competition was tough in the 4 par 200 relay on soft sand.

Colin Cillo shoots for the Ocean City Beach Patrol tug of war team.

Alicia Lenoir of Rehoboth Beach Patrol wins the one mile race.

Ocean City Beach Patrol’s Tom Powell, left, and Connor Mull win the paddle rescue race.

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