SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2012 – The American Red Cross Aquatics program is diving into the 2012 summer season with the 8th annual Lifeguard Games competition on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the National City Municipal Pool from 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
At the event, certified lifeguards from over 100 swimming pools in San Diego and Imperial Counties will showcase their lifesaving and water safety skills in a series of team and individual events including submerged victim towing relay, shallow water back-boarding scenario, 50-yard breaststroke with rescue tube, 10-pound brick carry and active victim rescues.
The event also builds recognition of youth looking to join the ranks of lifeguards dedicated to making our communities safer by including trained junior lifeguards to complete in many similar rescues and skills with their fellow lifeguards cheering them on.
General competition participation is open to trained lifeguards and lifeguard instructors. In addition, Guard Start participation is open to current or prior junior lifeguard program participants under the age of 15. Participation registration for Lifeguard Games closes this Friday, July 27, 2012.
San Diegans are also encouraged to attend this family friendly event to cheer on local lifeguards and learn about the importance of water safety.
The Red Cross is able to host this fun competition and awareness event thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers, community partners and corporate sponsors including SDG&E, 100.7 Jack and 760 KFMB.
About the American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter
The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit www.sdarc.org. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.