A national lifeguard competition is happening now in Virginia Beach.
The event started Wednesday with the junior lifeguards.
12 to 17 year-olds from across the nation competed in beach runs and surf swims.
The adult competition starts Thursday with individual and team events.
Overall, more than 1,200 lifeguards and junior lifeguards will take part in the 2014 Nautica USLA National Lifeguard Championship.