Arlington Heights lifeguards mark 30 years of friendly rivalry
The Arlington Heights Park District celebrated three decades of friendly rivalry among its pool staffs during the 30th annual lifeguard competition on Thursday night at Pioneer Park.
Teams from the five neighborhood pools in Arlington Heights -- Pioneer, Heritage, Recreation, Frontier and Camelot -- showcased their lifeguard skills and swimming abilities.
The annual midsummer event began as a training activity in which lifeguards were tested on different rescues.
Two awards are given out every year: one for the team with the most spirit and one for the squad that wins the most skill events and races.