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Lifeguard Season 2024 
starts May 4th

VBLS is off duty until next season. Hiring for Summer 2024 will begin as early as January. Check back soon!


Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service

• Join the VBLS Team

• Events/Visitor Saftey

• Current Conditions

• History/Leadership

• Contact Us


Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association

• USLA Membership

• VBLA Swim Series

• Junior Guards

• Donate to VBLA

• Surf Rescue Competition


More about VBLS & VBLA

The oceanfront beaches of Virginia Beach have been guarded and protected by the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service since 1930. VBLS is a certified agency of the United States Lifesaving Association and a certified BLS / Non-Transport Agency. The non-profit 501(c)(3), Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association, is a local chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association. Each summer the VBLA completes its mission of promoting beach safety through multiple avenues. VBLA also hosts and participates in local, regional and national competitions to motivate guards to train harder and better work together to protect the citizens and visitors to Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Safe Beach Day 

View Local Weather Updates, Rules and Regulations, Events, Parking Info, Subscribe for Safety Updates, Tower Status, Surf Report, Safety Hazards, and Wildlife Sightings like Stingrays and Sharks.

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