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    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

All-Women Lifeguard Tournament 2011

Gateway hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in the United States.
Gateway hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in the United States.
Photo by Mary DiBiase Blaich. Used by permission.

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News Release Date: July 25, 2011
Contact: Raina T. Williams, 718-354-4607

WHAT: Gateway National Recreation Area hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in North America. The tournament's ten contests highlight the fitness, skill, strength and endurance of contestants in what is still a non-traditional line of work for women, showcasing the fact that smart, healthy women save lives.

WHERE: Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit in Highlands, N.J., Beach Lot E.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

WHO: Women lifeguards at any beach, lake or pool.

Note:Event will take place rain or shine. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the beach in the summer.

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