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Lifeguard competition held in Vietnam’s Nha Trang

Monday, May 06, 2019, 16:51 GMT+7
Lifeguard competition held in Vietnam’s Nha Trang
Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

The best lifeguards from popular beaches in central and south-central Vietnam converged on Nha Trang on Sunday to compete for the title of “excellent lifeguard."

Ten teams from Da Nang, Cam Ranh and Nha Trang competed in multiple events including relay swimming, relay paddle-boarding, beach rescue, first aid, and triathlon.

Participants are experienced lifeguards from the most crowded beaches of the three cities who boast great strength and stamina, the organizers said in a statement.

Le Thai Nguyen, from team Furama Resort of Da Nang, said he had been a lifeguard for more than ten years.

“The most challenging task was distributing your stamina evenly to avoid exhaustion in the middle of a race,” he said.

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

After the four-hour competition, team Furama Resort were crowned champions while team Nha Trang Bay 1 were runners-up and team Son Tra Peninsula were third-place winners.

“Beach rescue is a dangerous job so we have trained ourselves to be disciplined in every move,” Nguyen said.

“While stamina is important, first aid is a much more vital skill when it comes to saving drowning people,” he added.

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard competes in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard performs first aid in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

A lifeguard performs first aid in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Lifeguards compete in a lifeguard competition in Nha Trang City, Vietnam on May 5, 2019. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre

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