Rehoboth Beach will host the United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships July 13. Lifeguards from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia will compete in ocean and sand events to qualify to compete in the USLA National Championships set for Aug. 11-13, in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
“This is a great tradition,” said Rehoboth Beach Patrol Capt. Jeff Giles. “The competition can be really intense, but it’s a lot of fun too. This is a great opportunity for our lifeguard-athletes – and Rehoboth Beach – to shine.”
Competition will begin at 10 a.m. with the 2K beach run. All competitions will take place on the beach, mostly between Baltimore and Maryland avenues. That section of the shore will be closed for beach-going purposes, but the public is welcome to come cheer on the athletes.
Events include run, swim and rescue competitions in individual and team categories. A couple of the more distinctive competitions are the landline rescue race and beach flags. Beach flags heats will begin at noon.