National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

The Volusia Surf Lifesaving Association (VSLA) and Volusia County will host the 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships, which will take place in Daytona Beach Aug. 9-12.

The four-day event, which is expected to draw nearly 3,000 competitors along with their families, will be held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk in Daytona Beach.

The competition is open to professional, alumnus, life and junior members of the USLA. Events will include board races, surf swims, surf boat race, beach flag and rescue races; running relays; iron man and iron woman competitions; and a 2K beach run.

The Junior Lifeguard Championship will be held on Aug. 9 while the adult competitions will take place from Aug. 10-12.

The competition is being coordinated by USLA and VSLA in conjunction with Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division. Sponsorships opportunities are available.

For more information, call 386-239-7873.

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