AMERICAN RED CROSS HOSTS THE 2010 LIFEGUARD GAMES

San Diego, June 22, 2010 – The American Red Cross will host the annual summer Lifeguard Games on August 1, 2010 at the City of Coronado Aquatics Center located at 1845 Strand Way, Coronado, California. The event starts at 8.00 a.m. and ends at 1.00 p.m. after an awards ceremony.  Participant registration opens at 7.00 a.m.

Lifeguard teams from San Diego and the Imperial Counties will participate in a series of group and individual events such as the submerged victim towing, active victim rescues, 50-yard crawl swim with rescue tube, 10-pound brick carry, and several new fun and exciting events.

The Lifeguard Games is a morning event where Lifeguards can show off their skills in a non-emergency, non-life threatening atmosphere, where they can participate in friendly competition and interact with the public. Members of the community are invited to come and enjoy some lively competition and cheer for their local teams. This family affair is a great opportunity for adults and children to spend a day by Coronado Beach, cheering on local teams and learning the importance of water safety.

To learn more about the Lifeguard Games, or for information on volunteering for the event, please visit www.sdarc.org or call (858) 309-1200.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego and 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 leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” With the public’s ongoing support we provide life saving 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 http://www.sdarc.org/.

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