Charleston County lifeguards showcase skills at regional competition

  • Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lifeguards from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) beach parks spent two days in North Myrtle Beach showcasing their skills while competing in the South Atlantic Lifeguard Association (SALA) Championships held on July 9 and 10. The team, composed of 15 ocean rescue lifeguards, took home fourth overall in the “A” division, which is comprised of lifeguard teams from the larger beach areas in the South Atlantic region.

Several Charleston County team members won individual awards as well. Ryan Bing was named region champ in the Open Men's Division 2-kilometer run. Stephen Fernandez was the age group runner-up in the surf race, board race, run-swim-run and international ironman. Lauren Weeks won third place in both the Open Women's Division board race and international ironwoman. Weeks also placed within the top 10 in the 2-kilometer run and the surf ski race. Alex Parler took home third place in the Open Men's Division run-swim-run event.

Several guards placed within the top 10 of various individual events, earning the entire Charleston County team points for each winner that placed. Those winners included Lauren Weeks, Sarah Thibaudeau, Caroline Hairfield, Jessica Baynes, Kaitlyn Deitsch, Ryan Bing, Alex Parler, Kurtyss Kasten, Chase Heffron, Stephen Fernandez and Alex Wood.

Seven lifeguards from CCPRC will travel to Virginia Beach from Aug. 7-9 to compete in the USLA National Lifeguard Championship against lifeguard teams from all across the country. This will be the first time CCPRC has competed in this national event in over six years.

For more information on the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and its lifeguard staff and water safety program, visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.


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