USLA National Championships Held at Huntington State Beach
August 5-7, 2010
Professional Lifeguards from all over the country competed in the USLA National Championships this past weekend in Huntington State Beach. With more than 1000 participants, and they range in age from 16 to 75. There were also Junior Lifeguards events. The events included run-swim-runs, relays, surf swims, buoy swims, dory boat competitions and paddle boarding, it was quite an event to watch. These lifeguards are in incredible shape and it was a great competition. Below are a photos of the swim final for the men.
The water temperature was in the range of 60 to 63 degrees which is pretty cold for this time of year. However, you would never know how cold it was, as these lifeguards charged into the water.
The USLA Lifeguard National Championships is a unique athletic event and allows the participants to demonstrate their techniques for lifesaving, and their water safety.
This three-day competition was hosted this year by the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Association (HSBLA) and was held at Huntington State Beach, which is located at Beach Boulevard and Coast Highway.
One of the events is the Dory Surf Boat Race, and there are two lifeguards in each boat and they paddle through the waves, and around buoys and back in sometimes riding the surf in. There was also a women’s division. That is impressive to watch!
The California State Lifeguards won this Dory boat race.
The USLA National Lifeguard Championships was a three day event, and there were many spectators. Next year it will be hosted in New Jersey. So it is an opportunity for these very talented lifeguards to compete in different conditions.
If you have any questions about Huntington State lifeguard try-outs, please contact me.
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