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Mission Beach USA (Irish TV series)

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Country of origin  Ireland
No. of series  2
Original network  RTÉ Two / TRTÉ
Final episode date  16 December 2011
Presented by  Lisa Lambe
Language  English
Original language(s)  English
Running time  26mins
First episode date  25 October 2010
Network  RTÉ2
Genre  Reality television
Number of series  2
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Original release  25 October 2010 – 16 December 2011

Mission Beach USA is a reality television series produced for RTÉ by Rival Media for RTÉ's youth strand TRTÉ which aired on RTÉ Two. It was based on the BBC Switch format of the same name, which aired in 2008. Eight Irish teens head for Fort Lauderdale to train to be US lifeguards. Over the course of 3 weeks they join a group of American Teens who are training to be lifeguards. The course coach is Chris Hoch. A second series was set to begin before the end of 2011 and had 8 new Irish teens. Season 2 was filmed in July 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Irish teams are made up of:

As of 2015 there has not been a third series of the show.

The Show

Opening narration: -

"American's toughest lifeguard school has allowed eight Irish teens to join them for one challenging summer, that they will never forget. With just three weeks to qualify it's a grueling course headed by lifeguard veteran and rootless task master Coach Cris. The Irish team will be push to their physical and mental limits. Through the highs and the lows. Will the team pull together, or will they fall apart, and will any of them manage to become an elite lifeguard. Spending three weeks away from home and tasting as much of the Florida lifestyle as possible it's the ultimate summer camp. This is Mission Beach USA."

References

Mission Beach USA (Irish TV series) Wikipedia


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