Santa Teresa Lifeguards are trained and dedicated to provide safety to the people that enjoy the beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Our organization was born in 2015 as a community response to 2 incidents that resulted in 3 drowning deaths on our beaches. Currently our community is one of the most important tourist and surfing destinations. Our currents, tides and strong waves can cause problems for even the most experienced swimmer or surfer. So we have a huge responsibility to keep our beaches safe.
In 2014, after a tragic incident, a group of foreign lifeguards, led by Matias Etchenique, organized to form a team to train and guard the beaches during high tourism seasons. The initiative gained momentum in 2015, after a second tragic event; at this point the community had become aware of the need to have a lifeguard service, as previously local surfers had responded to emergencies, however, it was not a situation that could be left to chance. As Easter approached, a beloved community member, Thomas Richie, took the initiative to build 4 lifeguard towers, located at the most dangerous points on the beaches. Community members received training and after a long and arduous week of preparation were ready to collaborate. The Chamber of Tourism, along with the movement's leader, took on the task of bringing together the most experienced local lifeguards to provide organized surveillance service in the towers during Easter Week 2015.
In May 2015 the Aquatic Rescue Course was held, given by the National Association of Lifeguards, allowing us to have 15 local lifeguards, and the program was strengthened with qualified human resources.
This our team- joyful and proactive people
who work for better and safer community.
With your contributions we can strengthen and improve our management
on the beaches of Santa Teresa. Your support is essential for safer beaches.
DONATION INFO / SANTA TERESA LIFEGUARDS
Asociación de Guardavidas Playa Santa Teresa
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Donación Guardavidas de Santa Teresa