USLA Nationals - Key Information
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The USLA National Lifeguard Championships will be held in Virginia Beach, VA from August 6 - 9, 2014. Details can be found at www.uslanationals.org. Brush up on your competition rules, train hard and check back often on our website for regularly updated information! 

  • "B" Teams:
    All Chapter Teams are considered in the "A" Division until they request and submit verification to be included in the "B" Division.
    • Request must be done annually, and must include a letter from the involved agency/agencies employer(s) verifying the number of employed lifeguards.
    • The letter must be from an administrator (not the Captain or Chief of a Beach Patrol) from the agency/agencies that comprise the chapter. Letters must be from an official with the agency, not involved in the daily beach patrol operations. It must be received by the competition chair one week prior to the start of competition. You may email it to competition@usla.org.
  • Relay Entries Cards: All relay entries must be submitted on cards provided to team captains. Relay entry deadlines are:
    • Landline - 8/7 @ 8:30am
    • Board Rescue - 8/7 @ 9:00am
    • Taplin Relay - 8/7 @9:30am
    • Rescue Race - 8/8 @ 9:30AM
    • Beach Relay - 8/9 @ 11:00AM.
  • Who may participate:
    This competition is open to current Professional, Alumnus, Life, and Junior USLA Members. Approved international competitors who are current members of a national lifesaving organization that is a Full Member of the International Life Saving Federation are also eligible to compete, subject to approval. (Send a request for approval to competition@usla.org). Unfortunately, Associate Members are NOT eligible to compete, but we welcome you to attend and cheer our lifesavers on!
  • Entry Fees:
    National Lifeguard Adult Championship Entry Fees:
    NOW - August 4: $85 (This price will ONLY be available until 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 8/4/14.)
    August 5th on: $125 (Onsite registration is time consuming & costly. We encourage you to register in advance.)

    National Junior Lifeguard Championship Entry Fees:
    NOW - August 4: $50 (This price will ONLY be available until 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 8/4/14.)
    August 5th on: $75 (Onsite registration is time consuming & costly. We encourage you to register in advance.)
  • Competitor ID Numbers:
    Competitor ID Numbers will be available at the following link*: www.nationalsnumbers.usla.org
    *Competitor ID Numbers are updated twice a week. If you do not see your number today, please check back often!
  • Schedule:
    Wednesday, August 6
    : National Junior Lifeguard Championships
    Thursday, August 7
    : Prelims for National Lifeguard Championships
    Friday - Saturday (August 8 & 9)
    : National Lifeguard Championships
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