summer the CSLSA hosts one regional competition for lifeguards and
junior lifeguards called the California Surf Life Saving Championships.
This event is usually held during the second week of July each year
and open only to the CSLSA membership from the 30 Chapters/Agencies.
The CSLSA is a Regional member of the United States Lifesaving Association
CSLSA Lifesaving Sport RESULTS
2018 California Surf Lifesaving Championships Results - Now Posted!
during the first week of August each year the USLA hosts one national
competition. The USLA National Championships are open only to
members of the eight
regions of the USLA.
2017 USLA National Championship
Past results of the USLA National Championships.
and USLA Championship ELIGIBILITY:
Lifeguard competitors must be a bona-fide professional member
of a USLA chapter affiliated lifeguard service or a retired professional
lifeguard receiving a pension from said lifeguard service. Foreign
competitors must apply in writing to the USLA National Committee
for a waiver of eligibility requirements and will not be eligible
for awards or points. A non-professional member may compete if
they were a professional member for three seasons/years and maintain
their membership in the USLA. Non-professional members must donate
24 hours a season to their USLA Chapter Lifeguard Agency in service
not connected to lifesaving sport. An application for a non-professional
member must be submitted to the USLA Competition Chairman. Competitors
must have paid their USLA dues to their appropriate Regional Treasurer
prior to commencement of USLA Championships.
other GREAT (lifeguard related) events are scheduled each year
up and down the coast of California. The Bud Light Ocean Festival
Series hosted by the American Surf Racing Association (ASRA) is
open to lifeguards and non-lifeguards alike. Other events have
a rich tradition like the MEGA COLOSSUS hosted by the Huntington
State Beach lifeguards every August.
Lifesaving Sport Rules:
All CSLSA competitions strictly adhere to USLA Board of Directors'-approved rules. Complete copies of the following are in Adobe Acrobat format.
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