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Lifeguards Represent in Japan
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My name is Coral Kemp and I am an LA County Ocean Lifeguard who has been selected as a representative of the United States National Team to attend the 5th annual Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge at Onjuku Beach, Chiba, Japan. This ...
My name is Coral Kemp and I am an LA County Ocean Lifeguard who has been selected as a representative of the United States National Team to attend the 5th annual Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge at Onjuku Beach, Chiba, Japan. This Competition is a wonderful way to support Surf Lifesaving not only in the host country of Japan, but here at home as well! There are 10 participating teams, including the World Champion Team from New Zealand along with their elite 20 and under team. Australia also has an extreme high performance team, and brings their 20 and under team. We are each comprised of 6 female and 6 male competitors. The event lasts 4 days, with a day in between to dedicate our time to local elementary and middle schools spreading our knowledge and experiences in the importance of Surf Lifesaving. The twenty-three events we do each symbolize a form of victim rescue. They include board, surf-ski, swim, and soft sand run races. I attended last year, and it was an amazing event. The Japanese competitors are thrilled to have the other countries present at the competition. This year, I am excited to meet and share experiences with the teams from China and South Korea.

Usually the United States Lifesaving Association funds our trip, but due to very recent developments, we have been asked to pay for our flights. I just found out this information, so I know it's last minute, but I would be extremely grateful to receive any help to assuage the cost of my flight. Surf Lifesaving is an occupation that really does not receive enough support. Especially here in the states, the public greatly perceives the Hollywood Baywatch version of lifeguards, rather than esteemed athletes able to protect beach patrons. So I really take this opportunity seriously. I am a representative of the United States.
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