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This Ain't BAYWATCH
Jack McCallum
August 18, 2003
Beach life turns serious at the Jersey Shore's fierce, feisty LIFEGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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August 18, 2003

This Ain't Baywatch

Beach life turns serious at the Jersey Shore's fierce, feisty LIFEGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Neither can Max Bilkins, 51, and Bick Murphy, 44, the oldest lifeguards at the South Jerseys, who finished a surprising third for Wild-wood Crest in the doubles row. Bilkins, the athletic director at George Washington High in Philadelphia, has had two left hip replacements, but on he goes, reconnecting each summer with Murphy, a lecturer at Emory University. They were every bit as satisfied with their performance as were the impossibly bronzed and blond 25-year-old Funk twins, Andrew and David, whose rowing heroics gave Ventnor the tide. But Bilkins and Murphy didn't stay long at the trophy ceremony. "Springsteen's in Philly," said Bilkins, "and we got tickets." That is so Jersey.

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