BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — About 70 Maryland state park lifeguards are gathering near Boonsboro to compete in a variety of running, swimming and climbing events.

The annual competition begins Tuesday afternoon at Greenbrier State Park.

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The Department of Natural Resources is inviting park visitors to watch as the lifeguards compete for prizes.

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The annual event includes a 300-yard swim and a rescue race.

The agency says the competition is an opportunity for lifeguards to demonstrate their skills.

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