All-Women Lifeguard Tournament 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.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...