Category: VBLA

VBLA Teaches Rip Current Education at EcoFest 2016

Members of the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association participated in the Environmental Learning Center’s EcoFest 2016 teaching youngsters about how to safely exit rip currents. VBLA board members Dr. Trish Zambelli and Dr. Tim McNamee demonstrated the proper techniques of rip current survival. Since 2012 City of Vero Beach lifeguards have rescued nearly 200 people from rip currents according to VBLA’s beach reports. “Panic sets in”, explained Dr. Zambelli,… Read more →

Oh Buoy! It’s a reef

Members of the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association volunteered their time to install new buoys supplied by the Indian River County Coastal Engineer to the prefabricated erosion prevention (PEP) reef at Humiston Park this week. The reef, which stretches from Humiston Park north to The Village Spires was installed years ago to try to prevent beach erosion.  Although an admirable project, the reef poses a threat… Read more →

Members of the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association presented Lee Olsen, manager of Waldo's Restaurant & Lounge in Vero Beach, with the 2015 VBLA Supporter of the Year Award this past Friday.

Lee Olsen of Waldo’s Wins 2015 VBLA Supporter of the Year Award

Members of the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association presented Lee Olsen, manager of Waldo’s Restaurant & Lounge in Vero Beach, with the 2015 VBLA Supporter of the Year Award this past Friday. The award, presented to the business or individual who demonstrated a willingness and commitment towards VBLA’s mission to help promote water safety in Vero Beach and the surrounding communities… Read more →

Students Learn About Water Safety from VBLA

Water Safety Class for Homeschoolers
Tim Capra, Vice President of the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, teaches students from Classical Conversations at South Beach Park

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Last week students from Classical Conversations, a national organization of home-schooled students, were taught about ocean and beach safety at South Beach Park by Tim Capra, Vice President of the Vero Beach Lifeguard Associaton.

“We are happy to volunteer our time to local groups and students”, replied Mr Capra who has taught this particular group for the past three years.

The volunteer committee working on the construction for the John C. Girard Community Poolside Pavilion at Leisure Square has set the wheels in motion and look to early 2015 for it to be completed.

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Barefoot Ball raises funds to keep beachgoers safe

VERONEWS.COM Since its formation in 2011, the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association has devised a number of inventive fundraisers to compensate for city budget shortfalls, enabling the purchase of critical life-saving equipment. To aid them in that effort, Donna Roberts Mitchell and Sally Dillon of Idea Garden Advertising teamed up with Lee Olsen, manager of Waldo’s at the Driftwood Resort, to… Read more →

BBC America visits Vero Beach to film a segment of ‘Almost Royal’

VEROBEACHNEWSWEEKLY.COM Reality TV from across the sea: BBC America visits Vero Beach to film a segment of ‘Almost Royal’ By Katherine Joline Tucker The Newsweekly It was just another beautiful Saturday morning at Vero’s South Beach for visitors and locals alike – at least until a small British-American film crew showed up to shoot a segment for the BBC America… Read more →