Allenhurst Beach Club lifeguards competed at the 2015 USLA National Lifeguard Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. Jake Schuler scored points for the Monmouth County Team in Land Line, 4×100 Run, and the Rescue Race. Max Rallo finished 7th out of 150 competitors in Beach Flags. John Cullen and Chris Wilson scored in the Open Surfboat Race and Age Group Surfboat. Cullen also scored in Age Groups for the American Ironman. There were 72 competitors in all for the Monmouth County team who placed 2nd in the overall competition and 1st in Open Points scoring.
ABC Pool Status
As you may have noticed, the water in our pool appears to be discolored as of late. We at the Allenhurst Beach Club would like to take this opportunity to offer an explanation for this change in appearance. We would first like to assure you that the discoloration is in no way affecting the quality of the pool water. The water is coming directly from the ocean and it is perfectly safe in which to swim. The color you see is due to a disturbance around the beach construction site. Installing our new well point system–the system that pumps water into the pool–displaced a layer of clay underneath the sand. Our well points are now working to clean this sediment out of the water, a process that should take approximately one week. This is a process that the pool undergoes at the end of every spring to prepare for the summer season and is perfectly normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but would like to assure you, once again, that the pool is perfectly safe for swimming.
As always, feel free to monitor the status of the pool with our live pool cam.
Team Gov Invitational 5k
Saturday July 18th | 8:30 AM | Allenhurst, NJ
Fast, Flat, and Beautiful! This certified 5K course highlights Allenhurst’s magnificent ocean views, charming business district, and its “Gem by the Sea” distinction. Race proceeds benefit Seas It – a recognized 501(c) 3 NJ nonprofit organization. Seas It promotes recovery through recreation for cancer patients. Seas It provides the resources to help cancer patients shift their focus from illness to wellness. Seas It bridges the gap between the patient and his or her individualized activity.
Awards for the 1st place male and 1st place female finisher, the top three cancer survivors, and the top three Allenhurst residents.Seas It’s 2014 5K Winning Times: 1st Place Male: David McLaughlin Jr., 17:36.9, 1st Place Female: Sheila O’Grady, 20:11.5
Registration Fees: $30 up until July 18th. $40 day of race.
For more information about Seas It and their work, visit seasit.org
With the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the loss of beachfront along the New Jersey coast line, Governor Christie, along with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and in cooperation with the NJ State Department of Environmental Protection, developed a plan to replenish the beaches from Sandy Hook down to Cape May. After much delay, the ACOE finally began the replenishment process in April of this year. Originally, the ACOE intended to notch all of the jetties on the beachfront, but the Board of Commissioners and the Borough Engineer protested successfully and the Army Corps decided against notching.
Additionally, as part of the original replenishment project, the ACOE and it’s contractor were obligated to extend the Borough’s well points and outflow pipe to assure that the Allenhust Beach Club would have a functioning pool by Memorial Day. The Borough repeatedly asked the Army Corps representatives for their plans demonstrating how and when the extension of our pool well point system would be accomplished, but we never received those plans. Finally at the end of April, the Borough was, for the first time, orally advised that the ACOE contractor planned to spend eight weeks doing construction to extend the well points. The plan would have required the majority of south beach to be fenced off while a crane suspending a pile driving hammer drove wooden piles into the sand. Of course, the Borough of Allenhurst objected o this plan, and even threatened to sue. The Army Corps then consented to set up a temporary well point system for the summer so as to postpone the extensive construction. Unfortunately, this system proved to be defective, and we have now learned that the ACOE’s efforts have damaged our existing system. For now, the Army Corps has rigged up a pump and hose to fill the pool for Memorial Day weekend, and possibly the next weekend, and they have advised us that they will continue to work on putting in a temporary well point system in place for the remainder of the summer season. This is what you will be seeing on our beach.
If the ACOE fails to put in a functioning system by the end of the month, the Board of Commissioners is prepared to hire its own contractor to ensure we have a functioning well point system for the remainder of the summer. The Board of Commissioners has been diligent in their attempts to make the Army Corps of Engineers and their contractors honor the terms of their contractual agreement, and they will do whatever necessary to ensure a functioning pool for the Beach Club. We’d like to tank you in advance for your patience in this matter, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our members and guests.