11/02/2014 ….Drishti Lifeguard Services, in its endeavor to provide safe swimming for tourists along Goa’s beach belt and to ensure that its lifeguards are fit and render effective services, is conducting a competition for its team of lifeguards here in Goa.Titled Run-Swim-Board-Run, the competition has been organized for the lifeguards and has already commenced since February 2, 2015.
The competitions can be witnessed by the general public between 9.30 am to 10.30 am at the beach location enlisted below.The competition at Baina and Arambol has already been conducted between February 2-5, 2015.
It is currently on at Majorda and Morjim (February 9-12). From (Feb 16-19) it will be held at Colva and Vegator, (Feb 23-26) at Benaulim and Calangute, (March 2 – 5) Varca and Baga2, (March 9 – 12) Cavelossim and Candolim, (March 16-19) Agonda and Miramar, (March 23-26) Palollem, (March 30) Arambol and Baina, (March 31) Baga2 and Benaulim, (April 1) Miramar and Palollem, (April 6) Baga 2 (April 7) Benaulim, (April 14) Benaulim.
“Fitness for lifeguards providing water safety and beach lifeguarding services in Goa is critical to their performance. Regular work out’s the norm rather than a one-of event,” said Shri. Manoj Agiwal, a key official from Drishti Lifeguard Services here in Goa said in a press communiqué.
This competition aims at ensuring fitness with a spirit of competition. The two-and-a-half month long series of competitions between lifeguards is compulsory irrespective of their ranks.
“The Run-Swim-Board-Run competition is a vital part of the regular day-to-day jobs of a lifeguard as rescues in Goa happen within the surf zone and the speed and agility of the lifeguard to approach victims makes the difference between Life and Death,” said Shri. Agiwal.
The judging is based on best timing system and culminates with the grand finale on April 14, 2015. A total prize money of Rs. 60,000/- has been announced for the competition, besides medals and certificates to be presented to the winners.
The on-going competition can be witnessed on the beaches of North and South of Goa between 9.30 am to 10.30 am from Monday to Thursday.
The Director of Tourism, Shri Ameya Abhyankar said, “We are happy that Drishti Lifeguard Services is organizing such an event for their lifeguards. This ensures fitness and wellness of the team who in turn have to serve on the beach belt of Goa where tourists throng from far and wide.”
Shri. Abhyankar further said, “Goa Tourism is making all efforts to ensure that Goa is a safe holiday destination for tourists on and off the sandy shores.”