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Volusia County Announces Details of Lifeguard Competition

9 Aug, 2017


Lifeguards from across the nation are set to arrive next week as the Volusia Surf Lifesaving Association (VSLA) and Volusia County Government host the 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships, Aug. 9-12 in Daytona Beach.

The four-day event will be held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach.

The public is invited to watch the competitions from the beach.

Spectators should plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the Ocean Center parking garage for $1 per hour or $5 per day.

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

Events, which will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., include board races, surf swims, surf boat races, beach flag and rescue races, running relays, iron man and iron woman competitions and a 2K beach run. The much-anticipated beach flags final competition, sponsored by NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway, is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

The event is being coordinated by USLA and VSLA in conjunction with Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division. Sponsors include the USLA, VSLA, County of Volusia, Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, City of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Brown & Brown Insurance, Daytona International Speedway, Engine, Hobie Sunglasses, NASCAR, Southern Stone Communications, Daytona Beverages, DaFin, Embroidery Plus, Hydro Flask, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Special Event Services, Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co., Independent Printing, Kayak Pro, SolRx, Anetik, Aunt Catfish's on the River, Beach Mobility Rentals, Brunswick Commercial & Government Products, Chick-fil-A, Daytona Tortugas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Halifax Health, Marine Rescue Products, Maui Nix, P2P Boards, Rice Law Firm, Signs Now, Tijuana Flats, Tomoka Brewery, Topless Hooker, Viking Roofing, WingHouse and Zoll.

For more information, visit www.usla.org/nationals or call 386-239-SURF (7873). 

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