The SPI Beach Patrol competed in the Gulf Coast Regional Lifeguard Competition held in Galveston last weekend. Our team of four lifeguards finished 3rd overall, qualifying the team to be considered for “Team Texas” at the national competition on August 7th-11th. The team members are: George Brown, Hayden Jones, Kendrick McCormack, and Dillon Connelly, who were accompanied by Beach Patrol Coordinator Jim Pigg.
The Galveston competition is one of eight regional contests preceding the United States Lifesaving Association National Championships held each August in California. The team competed in areas including Swim Rescue, Paddle Rescue, Rescue board, beach flags, rescue race and ironman. The Gulf Coast includes Galveston, Austin, and Corpus Christi.