The United States Lifesaving Association is pleased to introduce the athletes chosen to represent the U.S.A. at the DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017. The USLA National Team will test their skills against national teams from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Great
Britain, and South Africa. The competition will consist of 3 grueling days of competition against the world’s best surf lifesavers starting November 30, and ending December 3, on New Zealand’s beautiful Mount Maunganui Beach.
The athletes will be led by USLA’s National Team Manager Dr. Mike Barrows and National Team Coach Tom McGibeny. 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
Amanda Calabrese, Hampton (NY)
Casey Francis, Virginia Beach (VA)
Hallie Petersohn, Volusia (FL)
Jenna Solberg, Los Angeles County (CA)
Kelsey Cummings, Los Angeles County (CA)
Renae Jackson, California State Parks (CA)
Shannon Snell, Miami Beach (FL)
Chase Robertson, Palm Beach County (FL)
Hayden Hemmens, Newport Beach (CA)
Pat Kilgallen, Riis Park (NY)
Ryan Paroz, Hampton (NY)
Tim Burdiak, Los Angeles County (CA)
Tim Cabasino, Long Beach (NY)
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.