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Charleston County lifeguards excited about performance at national competition

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

For lifeguards on the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) team, competing in the national lifeguard competition in Daytona Beach, Florida was a way to show-off their world-class life-saving skills.  

The team consists of 4 women and 7 men. The results aren't posted yet, but head lifeguard Stephen Fernandez says the team had a lot of top 16 finishes.

"This is the best we have ever done at nationals," said Fernandez. 

Some 2,500 men and women, between the ages of 16 and over 60, competed in the USLA national lifeguard championships. 

The four-day event, August 5-9, put the best lifeguards in the country up against each other. 

The CCPRC lifeguard team placed third in the Atlantic Lifeguard Association (SALA) Championships held in July. That placement nominated them for nationals. 

Next year, CCPRC will host the 2016 SALA Championships on Folly Beach for the first time.

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