2014
COMPETITION & OCEAN ADVENTURES

  • Coolangatta Gold, Gold Coast, Australia - 5th American in event's 30 year history to complete the iconic surf life saving iron man
  • Paddle for a Cause 21.5 Mile Paddle Around Atlantic City - 1st Prone Stock Division
  • South Jersey Goudy's LIfeguard Races - 5th Overall, Rescue Swim
  • US Lifesaving Association Regional Championships:  Masters Gold:  Run-Swim-Run, Surf Swim
  • South Jersey Summer Lifeguard Race Series - Paddler for Upper Township Beach Patrol and City Champion
  • UTBP 5 Mile Paddle – 4th Overall
  • South Jersey Goudy Rescue Races: 6th Overall Solo Rescue Swim
  • US Lifesaving Association NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Member of National Champion Monmouth County Team, Masters Silver: Surf Swim, Masters Bronze: Run-Swim-Run, Masters 4th:  Ironman, Surfski

OCEAN ADVOCATE

  • Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ - World Oceans Day Presenter and new Conservation Partner with Fins for the Future
  • Film Festivals for Blue Journey American Samoa Documentary - Beneath the Waves Film Festival, International ; World Oceans Day Film Festival, Hawaii - BLUE International Film Festival, St Petersburg, FL; BLUE On Tour Festival, Apia, Samoa
  • Continue partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Progam pioneering online and social media based outreach partnership
  • Partnership with 1% For the Planet

COMMUNITY

  • Ocean City Swim Club - Continued expansion of swim club taking almost 600 participants into the ocean in weekly ocean swimming workouts
  • Adapted Ocean Sports - Expansion of Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team swimming and paddling partnering with Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital to create opportunities for those with severe spinal injuries to swim or paddle in the ocean and bays
  • Special Olympics International - Appointed Head Safety Official for 2015 World Games  Open Water Competition
  • Monterey Beach Sports Fest  - Toa o le Tai youth 1-day program for underserved youth, Monterey, CA

ATHLETE & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Marathon & Open Water Accomplishments:

  • Trans Tahoe Relay (Solo), 12 miles - 2003, 2004
  • Santa Cruz Pier to Pier, 10k - 2003, 2005
  • Length of Lake Tahoe Swim, 22.5 miles - 2005
  • English Channel Attempt (Aborted) - 2006
  • Atlantic City Around the Island Swim, 22.5 miles - 2006
  • Lake George Marathon, 26 miles - 2007
  • Ketchikan, AK Pennock Island Challenge, 8.2 miles - 2007, 2008 {Course Record}
  • Ocean City Island Swim, 19.6 miles - 2007
  • Strathmere Island Swim, 18 miles – 2009
  • Dean Randazzo Paddle for a Cause, 21 miles - 2010
  • Monterey Bay Solo Swim Crossing, 28 miles - 2010
  • Aquarius Solo Swim, Key Largo, FL, 8 miles - 2010
  • Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary "Big Swim," 9 Miles, Aunu'u to Utulei, American Samoa – 2011, 2012
  • UTBP MS 6 Mile Paddleboard Race – 1st Overall 2010, 2011
  • Mid-Atlantic US Lifeguard Championships – 2011, 2012 – Multiple age-group gold medals
  • Barnegate Bay 6 Mile Ocean Craft Races – 1st Overall 2012
  • LPBP Hammer Row 6 Mile Craft Races – 1st Overall 2012
  • US Lifeguard National Championships, 2011 {2 age-group bronze medals}, 2012
  • US Lifeguard National Championships, 2014, Silver & Bronze medals
  • US Lifeguard National Championships, 2015, Silver medal, International Iron Man
  • Paddle for a Cause, 2014,  21.5 Mile Prone Paddle Around Atlantic City - 1st Stock Division
  • Coolangatta Gold Surf Life  Saving Iron Man, Gold Coast, Australia - Finisher, 5th American to compete in the race's 30 year history, 2014, 2015
  • Goudy's Lifeguard Races, 2014, Ventnor, NJ - 5th Overall, 60lb Bag Rescue

Ultradistance & Marathon Running:

  • Mountain Masochist Trail Run, 50+ miles - 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Bull Run Run, 50 miles - 1995
  • Pine Mountain Georgia Trail Run, 46 miles - 1996
  • Vermont Endurance Run, 100 miles – 1998
  • Big M Melbourne Marathon - 1982

Triathlons*:

  • Mightymite Sprint Triathlon, AR (Sprint distance)  - 1984, '85, '86
  • Bud Light Hilton Head National Championships (International distance) - 1985
  • Bud Light Endurance National Championships (Ironman distance) - 1985, '86, '87
  • Memphis in May Triathlon (International distance) - 1985, '86, '87, '88, '89
  • YA Tittle Triathlon (Sprint distance) 1990, '91 (2x Overall winner)
  • Great Floridian Triathlon (Ironman distance) – 1991

*This is just a partial list of events from a career that began in 1984 and included 6 years as a TriFed USA professional


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Special Olympics International – Sport Resource Team, & Technical Advisor, Open Water Swimming International Team
  • United States Lifesaving Association – Professional Member
  • American College of Sports Medicine – Professional Member
  • Upper Township Beach Patrol – Trainer, Swim Instructor
  • United States Swimming – Professional Coach
  • United States Masters Swimming – Professional Coach & Swimmer
  • Ocean City Swim Club – President, Founder & Coach
  • Dolphin Club of San Francisco – Member

Professional

  • Founder and President - Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive, Inc.: A 501c3 company based in NJ, Committed to using ocean endurance adventures and expeditions as vehicles to positively impact how we all feel, think and act towards our oceans
  • Founder and President – Ocean City Swim Club: A New Jersey based open water swim club creating opportunities for all members of the community to discover their own personal connection to the water
  • Technical Consultant on Ocean Sports and Competition - Red Bull Surf + Rescue Technical Director and Co-Creator, DelMo Sports Technical and Safety Advisor
  • Trainer/Coach  & Ocean Lifeguard - Upper Township Beach Patrol
  • Collaborative Partner - NOAA National Weather Service, Ocean and Beach Safety
  • Professional Member Sea Girt Beach Patrol, NJ

Education & Certifications

  • BA, Exercise Science - Rice University
  • Professional Member American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Swim Coaches Association - Professional Member Level 1
  • United States Lifeguard Association - Professional Member
  • CPR & First Aid For First Responders
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches - American Red Cross
  • Ocean Lifeguard - South Jersey Chief's Association
  • USA Swimming – Coach
  • US Masters Swimming - Coach

2013

COMPETITION & OCEAN ADVENTURES

  • Historic 1st swim around island of Aunu’u, Amerika Samoa
  • Historic 1st paddle from Pago Pago to Fagatele Bay in the National Marine Sanctuary Amerika Samoa
  • US Lifesaving Association Regional Championships:  Masters Gold:  Run-Swim-Run, Surf Swim, Paddleboard, International Iron Man, Silver:  Masters Surfski, Overall Silver:  Taplin Relay
  • North Wildwood Ocean Challenge:  7th Overall, Age Group 1st
  • UTBP 5 Mile Paddle – 3rd Overall
  • South Jersey Goudy Rescue Races: 6th Overall Solo Rescue Swim
  • Upper Township Beach Patrol Coach:  Tied for 1st South Jersey Championships, 1st Tri-Resorts Lifeguard Races, 1st Beschen Callahan Lifeguard Races

OCEAN ADVOCATE

  • Blue Journey Amerika Samoa National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Project: Feb – March in Amerika Samoa filming and community outreach, training of Dept of Public Safety and local villagers
  • Blue Journey Amerika Samoa Documentary Shorts released July
  • Continue partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Progam pioneering online and social media based outreach partnership
  • Partnership with 1% For the Planet

COMMUNITY

  • Ocean City Swim Club - Continued expansion of swim club taking almost 600 participants into the ocean in weekly ocean swimming workouts {Increase of 20% over 2012 and up from 35 in 2007
  • Adapted Ocean Sports - Creation of Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team swimming and paddling partnering with Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital to create opportunities for those with severe spinal injuries to swim or paddle in the ocean and bays
  • Special Olympics International - Continued work on Open Water Competition and Safety Guidelines as an international Sports Resource Team advisor