Toa o le Tai Ocean Heroes lifeguard competition set for Saturday
Bruckner Chase and American Samoa’s newest ‘ocean athletes’ invite the public out to witness the first ever Toa o le Tai Ocean Heroes, Ocean Lifeguard competition.
The lifeguard competition, which is part of the Bruckner Chase Toa o le Tai Ocean Heroes Youth Program will have participants competing in lifeguard events, that will be taking place this coming Saturday at the Utulei Beach Park, with a stating time of 9 a.m.
The events will consist of:
*Run/Swim: 200-meter run followed by a 300 meter swim
*Surf/Swim: (2) options: 200 meter, 500-meter swims
*Rescue Swim: (2) competitors: Athlete-1 swims 150-meters to a flag. Athlete-2 then swims to the flag with a rescue can and they return to shore together
*Paddleboard race- 600-meters
*Paddle pick up: (2) competitors: Athlete-1 swims out 150-meters. Athlete-2 paddles a rescue board to the victim. Both mount the board and return to the start together
*Ironguard: A solo 200-meter run, 300-meter swim and 600-meter paddleboard leg
*Ironguard Relay: (3) competitors: Each one covering one leg of the Ironguard course
Ocean Heroes Youth Program is a partnership with the Department of Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Public Safety and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary.