Check in starts at 8:15am on all race dates.
The Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association is a 501-C3 non-profit chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association. The goal of the VBLA is to promote safe beaches and ocean swimming through public education programs, advocating for lifesaving and lifeguard competitions.
The VBLA Ocean Swim Series consists of three races, the 'JK' 1 Mile Swim, a 3K Swim with a 1 Mile option and a 5K Swim with a 1 Mile Option. Swimmers may choose to swim any one of the races or all three. Race Day Registration ($50) and Check-In starts at 8:15am and finishes promptly at 9:00am. Check-In or Race Day Registration will take place at 17th Street on the beach*. All participants must wear a cap and chip timer provided by the VBLA.
If you register for more than one event, including the clinic, you will receive a discount at checkout.
2 Events - Receive $10.00 off
3 Events - Receive $20.00 off
All 4 Events -Receive $30.00 off
A special edition to the 2017 Series is an Open Water Swim Clinic to be held on June 17, 2017, featuring World Cup Champion Open Water Swimmer Emily Brunemann. Hosted by Flow Swimming, this clinic will offer participants tips and practice time with one of America's most decorated open water swimmers. The clinic will be held at the oceanfront weather permitting or at Honeybee Pool if conditions are too rough.
The ‘JK’ 1-Mile Swim will be held on June 18, 2017. Competitors will start in water south of the line between the start buoy and 17th Street Guard Stand. The finish will take place at 32nd Street. Competitors must make a left shoulder turn around the buoy in front of 32nd St. and then swim in to and run up the beach and through the finish line to complete the race.
Awards will be given for the top 3 overall finishers by gender and age group winners in five year increments. One Race Series T-Shirt will be given to each competitor that preregisters for the series but only one T-shirt per series (not per race).
Each swim starts at 9:30am on Sunday, June 18 (1 Mile), July 16 (3K or 1Mile) and August 19 (5K or 1 Mile). All race day check in (and Race Day Registration) will take place at 17th Street on the beach. Race Day Registrants should be at Check-in 8-8:30am.