Championship to test skills of lifeguards




ABU DHABI More than 150 lifeguards will hit Saadiyat Beach, Abu Dhabi on November 30 to vie for top honours at the ninth annual National Life-guard Championship (NLC). 
“It’s a great opportunity for local lifeguards to demonstrate their skills and physical fitness,” said Patrick Antaki, general manager, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort and founder of the event.

Launched in 2006, the championship has grown from strength to strength over the years and has now become a landmark event for lifeguards throughout the United Arab Emirates.

Ankati said the championship increases awareness about water safety while also allowing lifeguards the opportunity to socialise among their peers in a fun-filled atmosphere.

The event is open to all qualified male and female lifeguards employed at hotels, swimming pools, water parks and beaches.

A record 28 teams are participating in this year.

Participants will compete in six challenging events, which include a 1km Beach Run, 400-metre Surf Swim, 120-metre Tube rescue, Beach Flags and 90-metre Beach Sprint Relay.

The championship was won by Wild Wadi last year.

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