Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, Texas

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Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics on Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 1, 2018

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Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics on Sunday, August 5, 2018 8:00 a.m. at Wet n Wild Waterworld EL PASO, Texas- The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will host the 8th annual Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Wet n’ Wild Waterworld.

The Olympic Competition is named after Christian Castle who lost his life through a drowning at five years old in 2009 and is the son of Laura and Eddie Castle. This competitive, annual event provides lifeguards from organizations throughout the city an opportunity to practice lifesaving skills. It also highlights the training and duties that lifeguards experience on a daily basis in their day-to-day jobs.

The event is sponsored by the El Paso Fire Department, Price’s Creameries, Wet n’ Wild Waterworld and the University Medical Center, Trauma Division.

This year 38 teams will be competing from the YWCA El Paso Del Norte, Fort Bliss, Wet n’ Wild Waterworld, Ascarate Pool from County of El Paso, Eastwood Heights, and the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department.

Each team will have four members with one being a female in five separate skill challenges which include A Mass Casualty Exercise, Shallow Water Back boarding, Backboard Treading, a 2 minute Drill Rescue and a Tow Relay. Awards will be given for First through Third Place in each individual skill challenge and an overall champion will be announced.

The competition is open to the public to come and observe and for more information visit www.dpcelpaso.org


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