After a summer filled with hard work, competitions and – of course – endless fun, Carpinteria’s Jr. Lifeguards ended their summer program with a triathlon competition on August 3.
This is no ordinary triathlon, and follows a format that is specific to lifeguarding, where participants are asked to complete a swim-paddle-run. These three events simulate the key components that are involved in a rescue. The Jr. Guards triathlon tradition has been an excellent way for Jr. Guards to showcase how hard they have worked to improve their “rescue” skills. Not only did the Jr. Guards get a chance to show their achievements, but parents also impressed their children by competing in the adult division!
In addition to the triathlon, there was a flags competition held, where participants competed in soft sand sprints.
Following the events, there was an award ceremony, where 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers were recognized. Organizers also held a raffle, which was made possible by many local businesses donating to the program. The event was organized and run by the Carpinteria Jr. Lifeguards instructors and safety aides, and would not have been possible without the help of all the amazing parent volunteers.