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The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service hosted its 25th Annual Beach
Lifeguard Competition at Rissers Beach on Aug. 27. Twenty-four
teams of two participated in both technical and physical
lifeguard events. 

The team of Jason Cross and P.J. Cowan captured the overall
championship title by accumulating the most points in all events
combined. Jason Cross of Halifax won the male ironguard title,
and Nancy Witty of Wolfville took the female ironguard title. 

Other event winners were:

                 Men's Division            Women's Division
Beach Flags      Mike David, Dartmouth     Nancy Witty, Wolfville
Run-Swim-Run     Jason Cross, Halifax       Heather Goodfellow,   
Swim Event       Dave LeBlanc, Sydney      Stacy Connick, Truro
Paddleboard Race Jason Cross, Halifax      Nancy Witty, Wolfville

Team events:
Rescue Board Rescue       Jason Cross and P.J. Cowan, Halifax
Water Situations          Jason Cross and P.J. Cowan, Halifax
First Aid/Resuscitation   Marc Tremblay and Dan McKenzie, Halifax

After the competition, participants attended an awards banquet
during which Bruce Holland, Minister responsible for Sport and
Recreation, congratulated the lifeguard service on an excellent

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service is a joint project of the Nova
Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission and the Canadian Red
Cross, Nova Scotia Region. 


Contact: John Bessonette
         Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service

ngr                  August 29, 1997 - 3:15 pm