Ocean City Today

Monteferrante siblings will help out OC Beach Patrol

SRT Chris returns for his third summer, while Katie and Nicholas assist camp
By Kara Hallissey | Jul 06, 2017

This story is part of a series about Ocean City Beach Patrol members and their other jobs.

(July 7, 2017) Twins Nicholas and Katie Monteferrante will be assistant instructors for the Junior Beach Patrol Academy starting July 11, an assignment that allows them to follow in the footsteps of their older brother, Chris, who is guarding Ocean City beaches for his third summer.

“After being an assistant instructor for the junior beach patrol camp, it was a natural transition to become a lifeguard. It’s the goal of the camp,” Chris Monteferrante said. “Ocean City Beach Patrol is a family and we all come back to see each other. I love the people I work with and it is a good job.”

Monteferrante, 19, of Potomac, Maryland, lived in Ocean City during the summers for more than a decade and looked up to the lifeguards. He began participating in the Junior Beach Patrol Academy in the summer of 2014. The following summer he became a surf rescue technician.

“It is a lot of fun to be up on the stand,” Monteferrante said. “I love being paid to work out and be on the beach.”

In the fall, Monteferrante will begin his sophomore year of college at the University of Michigan, where he is studying computer science.

“I like making rescues,” Monteferrante said. “It is really fun to do and I love the responsibility. Catch me on 50th [Street this summer.]”

Nicholas and Katie Monteferrante, 16, of Potomac, Maryland, spent their last five summers participating in Junior Beach Patrol Academy.

“We started the camp at 10 years old and were excited to find out it could be a job for us,” Katie Monteferrante said. “We’ve met a lot of people and locals.”

For the next six weeks, the Monteferrante twins will be helping with the Junior Beach Patrol Academy.

“After doing the camp and watching my brother become a lifeguard, I decided to try it out and it’s fun,” Nicholas Monteferrante said. “The people are really nice and fun to hang out with.”

Nicholas and Katie will be juniors at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac this fall.

The twins plan to come back to the Ocean City Beach Patrol every summer until they have jobs.

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