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USLA Nationals  // Posts tagged as "USLA Nationals"

12 May Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Tryout Time

Tryout Time

Tryout Time

Lifeguard tryouts are this Saturday! I’m relieved we’re finally to this point. Spring is always tough for us to staff the beaches since so many of our seasonal employees are either college or high school students. Fortunately, we’ve had a number of our high school guards who have been willing to come out and work […]

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13 May Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Summer Event Kick-off

Summer Event Kick-off

Summer Event Kick-off

At the time most of you are reading this about 30 Beach Patrol Senior Lifeguards and Supervisors are running along the shoreline of Stewart Beach. It’s an annual timed re-qualification trial required to secure or maintain positions. Following that are mock rescues and medical scenarios, a report writing seminar, and updates/testing on policy and procedure. […]

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14 Aug Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on National Championship

National Championship

National Championship

The early morning light glimmered across the water, bathing the line of figures in a coppery glow. Each of them carried a narrow, sleek racing board under their arm. They were coiled and vibrating until the whistle blew and they exploded in a blur as they raced out into the water. First they high stepped […]

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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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17 Jul | Comments

Junior Guard Beach Fest

Junior Guard Beach Fest

The last day of the Junior Lifeguard Program finishes with a beach party at Stewart Beach and the Beach Fest competition for all Junior Lifeguards. This is a chance for those interested in going to USLA National Junior Lifeguard competition to qualify and demonstrate their skills. The competition is a blast for guards and parents […]

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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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