PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

7/25/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 07252014
Subject:
Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Competition - Tuesday July 29th
Contact:
Scott Dixon
562-685-3102
scott.dixon@longbeach.gov
Lifeguard Captain
Long Beach Fire Department





On Tuesday, July 29th, the Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Program will have their annual Stud Ironman event.  The competition is free and open to all, so family, friends, and swim teams are welcomed to participate.

Check in for participants begin at 8:00am, at the Lifeguard Tower south of 1st Place, adjacent to the Villa Rivera Building.  The competition begins at 9:00am.  The race will start at 1st Place and end at 72nd Place.  The competition is a run / swim / run event from rock to rock jetties.  It consists of running eastbound along the beach for a total of 4 miles, while stopping to swim out to 15 different buoys along the way including the Belmont Pier, for a total 2 mile swim.  There is a 2-hour goal to complete this challenge.  All Junior Guards that complete the event within 2 hours will receive a coveted “STUD IRONMAN” t-shirt.

Accomplishment of this feat is a milestone for these kids, as they have been training in the Junior Lifeguard Program for the past five weeks, leading up to this event.  All are welcomed to come out and cheer them on. 

The “In & Out Burgers” Food Truck will be selling food at the finish line, after the event.

Media outlets may request transportation along the beach for photo ops.

Questions?  Please contact Lifeguard Captain Scott Dixon at: 562-685-3102