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Lehi lifeguards win state competition

Lehi lifeguards Olivia Hilmo, top left, Hunter Meleen, Stephanie Johnston (coach), Jace Spencer, Carson Meleen, Tayler Raff, Jessica Burton, Dayna Blackburn (coach), Spencer Laudie, bottom left, Colter Tower, Sam Boyden, Mason Scholes, Haley Stromberg and
Lehi lifeguards Olivia Hilmo, top left, Hunter Meleen, Stephanie Johnston (coach), Jace Spencer, Carson Meleen, Tayler Raff, Jessica Burton, Dayna Blackburn (coach), Spencer Laudie, bottom left, Colter Tower, Sam Boyden, Mason Scholes, Haley Stromberg and Zach Burdette claimed first place in the state lifeguard competition at the end of July.
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LEHI — Lifeguards from the city’s Legacy Center indoor pool and its outdoor pool claimed first place in the state lifeguard competition held at the end of July.

This is the second consecutive year a team from Lehi has won the championship. The lifeguards competed in 14 events against 23 teams from across the state.

The lifeguards were tested on their water and first-aid skills. Scenarios ranged from deep- and shallow-end spinal victims, unconscious victims in the deep end, first aid, and CPR. They also raced against other teams in water skills — treading water, swimming with a weighted mannequin, and swimming with a brick across the length of a 25-yard pool.

To prepare for the competition, the lifeguards and their coaches train three times a week, two hours per session, for a month and a half. The state lifeguard games help lifeguards hone their skills to prepare them for any scenario or situation that could arise while patrons are swimming at their respective facilities.