10/23/2011 01:47 pm ET Updated Dec 23, 2011

Keeping Themselves Fit For Going To The Rescue

This weekend, the last of the lifeguards still on duty at two of Long Island's largest public beaches -- Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park -- will climb down from the stands and lock up their shacks for the winter.

Although the New York State office of parks does not track statistics on the ages of its lifeguards, unofficial estimates are that about 10 percent of the lifeguards at Jones Beach and Robert Moses State parks are 50 and older.

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