When Periscope asked the snooty Maidstone Club in East Hampton, Long Island, for beach buzzwords, they said, "Our lifeguards don't use slang. You'd better try the public beaches." A sampling of lifeguard-speak from around the country:
Overly earnest lifeguard who isn't any fun.Compulsive body-builders.Swimmer who gets banged up in the undertow.Men's bikini-style bathing suit.Swimmer without the bod for the beach. Also, "stone."Like it sounds. Also, a "potential," as in, "We've got a potential out by the rocks."Choppy waters. No swimming. Bikini-clad bathing beauty.