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Lifeguard Competition Team
What is "Guard Team"?
A "Guard Team" is a competitive lifeguard team that competes against other teams across the state of Texas.  A Guard Team consists of four lifeguards, typically two female and two male.  In addition to their regular duties, the team endures rigorous and specialized training to prepare for these competitions. 

The Kerrville Guard Team participates in at least two regional qualifier competitions during the summer - the Texas Super Guard Competition and the Central Texas Lifeguard Competition.  Teams must place in the top three at a qualifying competition in order to advance to the State Lifeguard Championships.

Check out the accomplishments of the Kerrville Guard Team below.

2016 Guard Team
State Lifeguard Championships - 1ST PLACE!
The Guard Team competed at the State Lifeguard Championships in McAllen on August 1, 2016. The team placed 1st out of the 12 qualifying teams. The team qualified for State by placing 2nd at the Central Texas Lifeguard Competition.  For more information, click here.

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Team Members: as pictured at the State Lifeguard Championships, Taylor Benedick (alternate), Jacob Pierz, Wren Vogel, Carlos Nava, Courtney LaQuey

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Pictured:  Jacob Pierz, Carlos Nava, Taylor Benedick (alternate), Courtney LaQuey, Wren Vogel

2014-2015 Note - did not compete

2013 Guard Team

State Lifeguard Championships - 1ST PLACE!
The Guard Team competed at the State Lifeguard Championships in Corpus Christi on July 24, 2013. The team placed 1st out of 12 teams.  The team qualified for State at not only at one competition, but both qualifying competitions they attended. The team earned 2nd Place at the Texas SuperGuard Competition held in College Station on July 8, 2013 and 3rd at the Central Texas Lifeguard Competition held in New Braunfels on July 15, 2013 in addition to placing 1st in the CPR / First-Aid Division and 2nd in the Spinal Injury Management Division.  For more information, click here.

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Team Members: as pictured at the State Lifeguard Championships,
Rosa Ledesma, Rachael Bruce, Melissa Blanchard, Travis Barnes-Johnson

Not Pictured:
Chase Rosborough

2012 Guard Team
The Lifeguard Competition Team competed at the Central Texas Lifeguard Competition in New Braunfels on July 16, 2012.  The team placed 1st in the First-Aid / CPR Division and 3rd overall out of 20 teams which qualified them for the State Lifeguard Championships held in Corpus Christi on July 30th.  For more information, click here.


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Team Members:
Melissa Blanchard, Travis Barnes-Johnson, Destini Leija, Steven Vogel

City of Kerrville
701 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
830-257-8000