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Female lifeguards compete in rescue competition in Da Nang

Female lifeguards compete in rescue competition in Da Nang

Thursday, May 02, 2024, 18:56 GMT+7
Female lifeguards compete in rescue competition in Da Nang
Dozens of lifeguards from around the world took part in a lifeguard competition on My Khe Beach in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Hundreds of expert ocean lifeguards from around the world gathered in Da Nang to participate in an international rescue competition late last weekend.

Participants from Australia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and various regions of Vietnam, including Hue, Quang Nam, Da Nang, and Nha Trang, demonstrated their lifeguarding abilities at a competition held on April 27.

Events at the competition included swimming, a rescue board relay, and board swimming to save a drowning individual.

There was also a lifeguard triathlon which involved swimming, running, surfing, and a final sprint to the finish line.

The competition served as a platform for teams from different nations to exchange experience, enabling each participant to enhance their rescue abilities.

The Australian team dominated the contest, securing the first place in both the swimming relay and board rescue swimming events.

Nguyen Duc Vu, head of the Management Board of Son Tra Peninsula and Da Nang Tourist Beaches, said that his organization often collaborates with experts from the Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association in organizing training courses, sharing experience, enhancing knowledge, and upgrading professional capabilities for beach lifeguard teams.

The courses also focus on teaching essential skills to prevent drowning incidents, especially among children.

"Lifeguards need professional skills and strength to effectively rescue people in distress," Vu told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

"Through our collaboration with Australian experts, we aim to improve our rescue techniques and ensure the safety of beachgoers," he added.

Contestants participated in several events at the lifeguard competition. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Contestants participated in several events at a lifeguard competition in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Contestants swim to rescue a drowning individual in a simulated scenario. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Contestants swim to rescue a drowning individual in a simulated scenario at a lifeguard competition in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The Australian lifeguards clinched first place in the swimming relay event. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The Australian lifeguards clinched the first place in the swimming relay event of a lifeguard competition in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The competition was an exciting event for everyone involved. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The competition was an exciting event for everyone involved. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Contestants participated in several events of a lifeguard competition in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Two Australian female lifeguards bring a drowning victim back to shore. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Two Australian female lifeguards bring a drowning victim back to shore at a lifeguard competition in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The Australian lifeguards showed formidable strength. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The Australian lifeguards showed formidable strength at a lifeguard competition in Da Nang, central Vietnam, April 27, 2024. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The Australian team secures first prize for their outstanding overall performance. (Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

The Australian team receives the first prize for their outstanding overall performance. Photo: Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre

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