LOCAL LIFEGUARD COMPETITION FINDS THE STRONGEST
SURF RESCUE TEAM IN THE REGION
America’s Oldest Beach Patrol Hosts Red Bull Surf and Rescue
WHAT: Natural elements like weather, current, tides and waves require beach lifeguards to be in peak physical condition in order to battle these conditions. Continuous training was necessary to maintain lifeguarding skill and knowledge, so formal competitions were created to challenge guards and provide a spectator event for summer crowds.
The Atlantic City Beach Patrol was the first and is one of the oldest active beach lifeguarding institutions in the country. As it approaches its 125-year anniversary, it will host a new competition that will challenge beach patrols to find the strongest Surf Rescue team in the region.
Focusing on the classic disciplines swim, prone paddleboard and Van Duyne Surf Boat, Red Bull Surf and Rescue will be the first to bring together the entire New Jersey and Delaware coasts into a unique team relay tournament.
WHO: 32 teams of four (three men and one woman) will represent every lifesaving squad from Rehoboth to Sandy Hook in a one-night tournament, focusing on the classic disciplines of swimming, prone board paddling, and rowing Van Duyne Surf Boats, the storied “unsinkable” boats built in New Jersey for beach patrols up and down the East Coast.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 21 at 6PM
WHERE: Atlantic City Beach Patrol Headquarters
South Carolina Ave & Beachfront in front of Resorts Casino Hotel
Atlantic City, New Jersey
SOCIAL: #RBSurfandRescue and redbull.com/surfandrescue
CONTACT: For press, photo passes and interview requests please contact:
Andrea Nirsimloo, [email protected], 917-861-9103
Kerri Holt, [email protected], 347-952-5367
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About Resorts Casino Hotel
The resort that brought gaming to Atlantic City in 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel is at the top of its game today, offering world-class casino action in a relaxed environment that keeps the focus on fun. Resorts Casino Hotel made history as the first American casino outside of Nevada and celebrated its 35th anniversary in May 2013 with a new milestone: the opening of a $35-million Margaritaville casino and entertainment complex that includes, among other attractions, the only beach bar on the Atlantic City sand.
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority assumed management of Resorts Casino Hotel in fall 2012 – a move that has set the stage for its return as the most exciting gaming destination in Atlantic City. Boasting a prime location spanning 11 acres at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk, the resort features 942 guest rooms and suites in two hotel towers, an 80,000-square-foot casino, two theaters, six restaurants, two VIP slot and table player lounges, a casino bar, indoor-outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, salon, and retail shops. Its 39,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space includes seven meeting rooms and a 13,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information on Resorts Casino Hotel visit www.resortsac.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/resortscasino or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/resortscasino