Twitter is pretty awesome, as the @LACoLifeguards account is keeping us up to date with all the action… and our very own Venice Beach team is crushing it… and they won the Intracrew relay for the second year in a row! GO VENICE BEACH!
Venice Beach Lifeguard Captain Morales said that the crew of 4 swimmers, 4 paddlers, 1 surf-ski and 4 dorys get rigorous training here in Venice as a normal part of their job, but it is their awesome team effort that pulled together the win for Venice Beach! He said they used to do life rescues using the dory’s back in the day but not so much anymore. It is a very physically challenging exercise and the whole Venice Beach crew was focused and got the job done!
Here is some info on the event so you can see just how badass they are:
The Bud Stevenson Intracrew relay will be held on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The race which is held under special night lights is for bragging rights for the Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguards. The relay consists of two runners, four swimmers, four paddlers, one surf ski paddler, and four two-person dorys.
This fun filled race showcases the ocean skills and physical conditioning of the worlds most renounded lifeguard service. The teams competing in this relay represent all of the beaches operated by the Los County Fire Department. The teams are Cabrillo-Torrance-Redondo; Hermosa Beach; Manhattan Beach; Dockweiler; Venice; Santa Monica; Will Rogers; Malibu; Zuma Beach; and the Baywatch Rescue Boat Crews.
Prior to the start of the Bud Stevenson Intracrew relay the Los Angeles County Lifeguards will also compete in the 6-lifeguard run relay; 4-lifeguard shallow water sprint relay; and the 6-lifeguard rescue board relay.