1999-07-23 / Front Page

Women Lifeguards Set To Compete

Expect a repeat of dramatic action like this when the 15th annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament is held at Gateway National Recreation Area on Wednesday, July 28. Gateway hosts this meet - the largest of its kind in the world exclusively for women - to showcase the high level of fitness and skill the women bring to surf-lifeguarding, and thereby provide role models who will serve to encourage others to consider this nontraditional line of work for women. It is open to any woman employed as a lifeguard on a paid or unpaid basis by the organization she represents. Whether at an ocean, bay, lake, river, or pool. There is no entry fee. Events will begin a 9 a.m. and will include tests of stamina and skill in aspects of surf-lifeguard work,such as running, swimming, rowing, and paddling a surfboard. The tournament is open to the public.


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