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Toa o le Tai®

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Toa o le Tai® - Surf Life Saving Sports & Jr Guard Training is a program founded by Bruckner Chase and Dr Michelle Evans-Chase. Toa o le Tai is Samoan for Ocean warriors and is the name of the program started with the ocean warriors on the South Pacific island of American Samoa. The Toa o le Tai® program is also in Camden, New Jersey to train its first group of ocean heroes on the East Coast of America.

Activities of the Toa o le Tai®[edit]

➢ Train, race and have fun learning open water swimming and paddleboarding skills used by ocean lifeguards in Australia, California, and South Jersey
➢ Train to compete in surf life saving races using rescue equipment, techniques and skills of ocean lifeguard athletes
➢ Learn how to be safe in and around the ocean and open water
➢ Discover the knowledge and skill required of ocean lifeguards, marine scientist and aquatic professionals


The group trains at the Kroc Center of Camden Aquatic Center.


The participants should be between 13 and 18 years old and able to pass a basic aquatic skill and comfort test.


  • open session tryouts: 28 February 2015
  • first 4-week program on Sundays between 8-29 March 2015


Empowering Athletes and Inspiring Ocean Conservation

Toa a le Tai Camden Introduction[edit]

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