Paroz, Ferraro, and Dubs headed to Australia

Lifeguards Make National Team

One senior and two junior lifeguards from the Hampton Lifeguard Association are headed to Australia for the World Lifeguard Championships. Independent/Peggy Spellman Hoey

Three of the Hampton Lifeguard Association’s lifeguards have been tapped to compete as members of the United States National Lifeguard Team, which will compete at the World Lifeguard Championships in Australia.

Senior lifeguard Ryan Paroz made the men’s team, and Lila Ferraro and Chasen Dubs made the female and male youth teams, respectively. Paroz is one of six men to make the team. In the competition, the team will compete in individual and team events, including paddling, the surfski, swimming, and running.

“This collection of talent, and experience individually, is outstanding, but together, this team has the potential to be one of the U.S.’s strongest teams ever,” Head Coach Tom McGibney stated in a press release.

Ferraro and Dubs are two of 12 youngsters — six girls and six boys — to make the cut. Head Coach Casey Graham stated, “We are excited to see these young athletes compete against the world’s best youth teams, but more importantly come together and proudly represent the U.S.”

The World Lifeguard Championships will be held in Adelaide, Australia from November 22 to 26.

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