This past holiday season, four ISLA lifeguards from the United States met with several lifeguarding agencies in South America. The team met it’s goal of sharing the ISLA mission with our South American brothers and establishing a lifeguarding exchange for next years holiday season with Servicios Especiales Acuaticos Ltda (SEAL) of Chile.
This New Year's Holiday, ISLA lifeguards will be Lifeguarding in Chile. ISLA will also be meeting with Lifeguard officials in Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay to discuss future Lifeguard Exchange Programs and drowning prevention strategies. www.islasurf.org
Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado Island, CA ~ Named for its shimmering oyster-strewn shore, this popular and easily accessible stretch of beach on Coronado is also scattered with more enticing shells. A pedestrian tunnel under the road connects bay and ocean sides of the thin strip of beach, but the best shells are served up by the long, gentle rolling surf on the ocean side.
ISLA’s international projects include implementing sustainable lifeguard practices through multi-day training courses, providing critical medical and lifeguard supplies and sending volunteers to work alongside regional lifeguard agencies during busy seasons. ISLA’s staff is volunteer-based with 100% of the donated funds going directly to purchasing equipment and funding on-going projects.