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Lifeguard Competition  // Posts tagged as "Lifeguard Competition"

Summer Time is Almost Here

Summer Time is Almost Here

With this cold weather it’s hard to believe that we’re on the verge of starting beach season. We’ve started our daily patrols and it’s only a month till our first lifeguard tryouts and academy, which will happen over Spring Break. Our full time crew has been working hard to get everything ready for the season. […]

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26 Jan Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on New Era of Rescue Services?

New Era of Rescue Services?

New Era of Rescue Services?

Recently some footage of what was reported to be the first real water rescue made by a drone at Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia went viral. There were two swimmers just outside the surf line kind of floating around. The footage was from the drone itself as it dropped this package from maybe 100 […]

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19 Jan Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

I guess it’s all in how you look at it. I hate the cold. I’d be happy if it never dipped below 80 degrees year round. I have a lot of friends through the International Lifesaving Federation from all over and I mentioned how cold it’s been here to  the head of the lifesaving federation […]

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05 Aug | Comments

USLA National Competition

USLA National Competition

See the USLA Website for details.

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24 Jul | Comments

GLA Banquet

GLA Banquet

The annual Galveston Lifesaving Association banquet is open to all GIBP Staff to celebrate their hard work during the summer season. The GIBP USLA Nationals team will also be announced, with lifeguards awarded medals and plaques for their distinguished achievements in the Nationals competitions during the summer. For more information regarding the Banquet, please contact […]

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19 Jul | Comments

2k Run, 4×100 Relay and Landline Races

2k Run, 4×100 Relay and Landline Races

For those interested in joining the GIBP and GLA National Competition Team, these are qualifying races. Participants compete in a 2k Beach run with points awarded for placement within the top 10. Participants in teams of 4 compete in a 4x100m relay race, again with points awarded for placement within the top 10. Finally, participants in teams of 4 […]

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18 Jul | Comments

Lifeguard Beach Fest

Lifeguard Beach Fest

Beach Fest serves as the USLA Gulf Coast Regional qualifying round for the USLA National competition in August. Lifeguards compete in a variety of races, including Swim Rescue, Paddle Rescue and Beach Flags. Points are awarded for placement within the top 10. Please contact Tony Pryor for more details.          

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12 Jul | Comments

American Ironman and Ironwoman Race

American Ironman and Ironwoman Race

For those interested in joining the GIBP and GLA National Competition Team, this is the seventh qualifying race. Participants in the race ccover a 1400 m (approx.) course that includes a swim leg, a rescue board leg, a solo surfboat leg around the training buoys at Stewart Beach with a beach sprint finish. Points are awarded for […]

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28 Jun | Comments

Ironman & Ironwoman Race

Ironman & Ironwoman Race

For those interested in joining the GIBP and GLA National Competition Team, this is the sixth qualifying race. Participants in the race cover a 1400 m (approx.) course that includes a swim leg, a paddle board leg and a surf ski leg around the training buoys at Stewart Beach with a beach sprint finish. Points are […]

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21 Jun | Comments

Surf Ski & Surf Boat Race

Surf Ski & Surf Boat Race

For those interested in joining the GIBP and GLA National Competition Team, this is the fourth and fifth qualifying races. Participants in the surf ski race compete in a paddle around the apex training buoy at Stewart Beach. Points are awarded for placement within the top 10. Participants in the surf boat race compete in a race around the apex […]

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