August 4-7, 2021

The USLA National Lifeguard Championships at South Padre Island for the first time on August 4-7, 2021. More than 1000 competitors, coaches, and families will compete over four days in intense athletic competitions in the ocean and on the sand. On Wednesday, August 4, the Junior Lifeguard Championship and U19 National Team Trials bring more than 300 competitors ages 9 - 18 in competitions ranging from surf swims to paddle-board races to run races and relays. Starting Thursday, August 5, extending through Saturday, August 7, approximately 600 current and alumni lifesavers will battle for open and age group event championships and the grand prizes of large and small beach team championships.

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Airports to Fly Into

Valley International Aiport - HRL
Brownsville-South Padre International Airport - BRO


Ask about group travel discounts

United Airlines
United offers special benefits for teams of six or more traveling on the same flight for sports-related travel.

Southwest Airlines
If you're traveling with a group of ten or more people, our Group Travel Program is for you! The program provides extra flexibility and discounted airfare to help make your travel experience affordable, easy, and fun. Groups receive access to special discounts off published fares through our dedicated Group Travel Reservations Centers.

Rental Car and Shuttle Information

Valley International Aiport
National Car
Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport
Shuttle Service Car Rental Service
Valley Metro Avis
Island Metro Budget