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Santa Cruz State Lifeguard Association

The Sandman Triathlon and Duathlon exists to provide a fun, safe and memorable community experience for our racers and volunteers and to raise funds for Junior Guards programs. Race is subject to cancellation, date change or first come, first serve basis if capacity is limited due to State and County Covid-19 health guidelines at the time of race. Covid-19 protocols will be in place according to State and County guidelines at the time of the event. In the event of changes racers will be notified.  In addition, race is subject to cancellation for unforeseen natural disaster (severe weather, fire, pandemic) without refund or partial refund. If you have any further questions please contact the race director at

The Sandman Triathlon
Sunday, August 27, 2023

Our Mission

The goal of the Santa Cruz State Lifeguard Association is to promote water safety, education, and improve professional lifeguard standards and morale as it pertains to its execution in the California State Parks.

The Sandman Triathlon is one of Santa Cruz County's longest-running triathlons. The inaugural race was way back in 1985, during the infancy of the sport.

The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes: Teamwork, Leadership, and Aquatic Safety while introducing young people to aquatic recreational and professional opportunities.

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