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Lifequard, 61, loses job for refusing to wear speedo

Post  mermaid on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:52 am

http://bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view.bg?articleid=1360173

Lifeguard, 61, loses job for refusing to wear Speedo
By Marcia Parris / WPIX-TV, New York
Saturday, August 20, 2011 -


At 61, he’s fit to swim the ocean, run across the beach, and save lives. One problem--his job as a lifeguard for more than 40 years is being taken from him.

Roy Lester a former lifeguard at Jones Beach was relieved of his duties for refusing to wear a Speedo for his annual swim test. He is suing the state for age discrimination. Back in 2007, he originally filed the suit, which was subsequently dismissed from court that year and then again in 2008.

Last week, an appeals court gave Lester the go-ahead to pursue his discrimination suit. This morning the Long Beach native and father joined PIX11’s Sukanya Krishnan to talk about the attention his story has been getting. Plus, he actually showed off the Speedos he was expected the wear during his swim test. It is state policy that requires male lifeguard candidates each year to complete a 100-yard swim in a minute and 15 seconds wearing either "boxer, briefs or board shorts."

For Lester, pursuing this suit against the state is not about getting his job which he loves back, but taking a stand.

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Go Lester !
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Post  Betep on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:18 pm

My Speedo Lifeguard shorts look like this:


No problem there. They DON'T have to be a banana hammock!

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Post  mermaid on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:51 am

Spotted;

A 60 or 70-ish y.o. guy wearing pale pink speedos- with no sign of bananas......but then I wasn`t looking too hard. Distraction can be a good thing. Rolling Eyes
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YIKES!

Post  Betep on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:34 am

mermaid wrote:Spotted;

A 60 or 70-ish y.o. guy wearing pale pink speedos- with no sign of bananas......but then I wasn`t looking too hard. Distraction can be a good thing. Rolling Eyes

Too many questions...
Pastel Pink to start with?
Or
Too many cycles through the washing machine instead of Woolite in the sink?

Was he Canadian or European?

Did he "prance"?

Did mothers draw their children close and shield eyes?

Was he a "Bear", "Furry" or did he "Manscape"?

Yup, I got some fucked up questions. affraid

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Post  mermaid on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:56 am

hhmmm....... good questions!

No prancing or skipping.

No extraneous furr.

American.

A very good swimmer.

Naturally pastel pink.

ha! maby I wasn`t as distracted as I thought! Wink
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Post  Betep on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:11 am

YIKES! affraid

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