Drowning Prevention Coalition Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics 2022 News Release
July 4, 2022
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Drowning Prevention Coalition Host Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics** On Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:00 a.m. at Wet ‘N Wild Waterworld
El Paso, TEXAS – The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will host the 11th annual Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Wet n’ Wild Waterworld.
The 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 who together started the Drowning Prevention Coalition in 2010.
This competitive, annual event is $35 per team and provides lifeguards from organizations throughout the city an opportunity to practice lifesaving skills while highlighting the training and duties that lifeguards experience on a daily basis in their day-to-day jobs.
The event is hosted by the Drowning Prevention Coalition and is open for registration through Thursday, July 14th and is open to area swimming groups and or organizations.
Each team must have four members with at least one being a female in five separate skill challenges which include A Mass Casualty Exercise, Shallow Water Back Boarding, Backboard Treading, a two-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 Drowning Prevention Coalition is an organization of over 31 agencies, among them The El Paso Fire Department and El Paso Water, in the El Paso region dedicated to spreading the message of “Respect the Water” teaching water safety and teaching both children and adults how to Learn to Swim.
To register for the event go to www.dpcelpaso.org or call (915) 373-6708 for more information.