Welcome to Vero Beach Lifeguard Association
The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote lifeguarding and water safety in Vero Beach and the surrounding communities. Started in August of 2011 by area lifeguards, community activists, business people and concerned citizens, the VBLA strives to keep our beaches as safe as possible by supplying needed equipment to Vero Beach lifeguards, conducting water safety classes and keeping the public and community leaders informed about local surf conditions, beach attendance, aquatic life, water rescues and more through a monthly VBLA Beach Report.
Tourism is the #1 industry in Indian River County. An estimated 1 million people visit the beaches of Vero Beach every year. VBLA is dedicated to keeping tourists and locals safe while advocating the need for clean beaches, well equipped lifeguards and an informed public.
Through multiple fundraisers every year, VBLA has raised thousands of dollars which goes directly back into our community. Please help VBLA keep our beaches, the economic engine of our community, safe, clean and protected.
2014 Lifeguard Calendars out soon!!!!
June 2013. The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association with help from Orchid Island Bike and Kayaks and a donation from The Rotary Club Of Vero Beach donate 2 new paddleboards and 3 new kayaks to The City of Vero Beach for use at the lifeguard towers.
Vero Beach lifeguard, rescue personnel honored for rescue of shark bite victim
TCPalm - VERO BEACH — Vero Beach lifeguard Erik Toomsoo and about a dozen other rescue personnel were honored Tuesday for their efforts in saving a German tourist bitten by a shark near Humiston Beach Park last year.
Vero Beach lifeguards' nonprofit conducts fundraisers for equipment, programs
More people are packing onto the city's beaches at a time when budget cuts have reduced lifeguard staff and hours. So local lifeguards came up with a unique idea to raise some money for equipment and safety programs to help out the city by forming their own nonprofit organization.