15 Competitors Have Been Selected To USLA U19 National Team

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August 30th, 2017 Open Water

Fifteen young competitors have been selected to the USLA U19 National Team to compete at the DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017. The competitors will have a unique opportunity to compete against
youth teams from around the world including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, and South Africa. The athletes and their peers will compete over three days starting on November 30, at Mount Maunganui Beach, New Zealand.

The athletes will be led by USLA’s U19 National Team Staff of Manager Gus Avila, Head Coach Casey Graham and Assistant Coach Alan Holt. The United States Lifesaving Association utilizes competition as a means to promote elite fitness levels for lifeguards, promote lifesaving sport and education around the country and offer a select few the opportunity to represent our nation as athletes and ambassadors around the world.

DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017 USLA National Team


Freshour, Diana – Pompano
Kimes, Chloe – Capitola
Maine, Holly – LACO
O’Rourke, Kelta – Kauai
Purcell, Maggie – Hamptons
Sainsbury-Carter, Emma – LACO
Swanson, Isabella – Hamptons
Taylor, Isabella – Pompano


Booth, Zane – Santa Barbara
Cole, Schuyler – Honolulu
Dubs, Chasen – Hamptons
Ferraro, Val – Hamptons
Mcalpine, Michael – Riis Park
Quiñones, Alejandro – Pompano
Tran, Ben – Cal State
Gus Avila Manager
Casey Graham Head Coach
Alan Holt Assistant Coach

The United States Lifesaving Association is America’s nonprofit professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. The USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means.

Press Release courtesy of USLA.

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