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      Lifeguards from across SC competing on coast

      Lifeguards from across South Carolina are scheduled to show off their skills in a series of events.


      ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) -- Lifeguards from across South Carolina are scheduled to show off their skills in a series of events.


      The 16th annual South Carolina Recreation and Park Association's lifeguard competition is set for Friday on the beach on the Isle of Palms and at a pool in nearby Mount Pleasant.


      At the beach, the teams comprised of four lifeguards compete in ocean swims, a mile run and rescue events.


      At the pool, events include competitions in lifesaving techniques such as managing spinal injuries and assessing injuries to swimmers. There are also 50-yard sprints and submerged water rescue competitions.


      Organizers say the competition helps lifeguards work as a team and to think quickly in life-threatening situations.

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