Strutting their stuff
Surf guards at National Park compete in life-saving competition
Prince Edward Island National Park Surf Guards will be demonstrating their life-saving skills in the annual Surf Guard Competition Saturday.
The event includes running, swimming, paddling, and simulated rescues with boards and cans. This year’s competition, which begins at 7 p.m., will coincide with National Drowning Prevention week which runs from July 19–25.
“Here at Prince Edward Island National Park, we are committed to visitor safety and are proud of the important work and dedication of our surf guards who ensure that people can enjoy our beautiful supervised beaches,” said Karen Jans, superintendent, Prince Edward Island Field Unit
“The Surf Guard Competition is a great opportunity to showcase the talents and life-saving skills of our surf guards.”
The competition will last approximately 1.5 hours. For the competition, surf guards are divided up into teams from the “East” and “West” ends of Prince Edward Island National Park.