Welcome to Vero Beach Lifeguard Association

Vero Beach LifeguardsThe 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.



Generating Buzz

VBLA Race to the WreckVERONEWS.COM — Race to the Wreck raises funds for lifeguard equipment

The old British steamship Breconshire, a.k.a. the boiler wreck, has been a favorite local dive spot for decades... But the swimmers heading out Sunday morning weren’t there for the view; they were hoping to win the inaugural Race to the Wreck to benefit the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.

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Shore LB Throw Down Benefits VBLATCPALM.COM — ‘Throw Down' raises $2,000 for lifeguards

To help raise money for the City of Vero Beach lifeguards, Ellison organized the Inaugural shore lb. Throw Down skim contest presented by Skim City on Aug. 23, where 95 skimboarders and hundreds of spectators converged on the sand at Sexton Plaza.

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View PhotosVERONEWS.COM - Partnership forms to support community poolside pavilion at Leisure Square

Thanks to the guidance and support from Kerry Bartlett of the Indian River County Community Foundation, the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, headed by Erik Toomsoo and the volunteer group behind the Community Poolside Pavilion at Leisure Square, have become partners.

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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.

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