Tag: lifeguard

Nick Night In Santa Barbara

Nick Night In Santa Barbara Courtesy of Reef & Run Series, East Beach, Santa Barbara, California. The Reef & Run Series in Week 3 will not accept registration fees for its June 20th race this week. The race directors ask swimmers to make a contribution to the Nicholas Johnson Memorial Fund instead of sending in their registration fees.  The

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U Float Easily And Safely

Courtesy of UAINA, Côte Basque-Adour, France. Matthieu Sanchez, a lifeguard in France, created a rescue buoy for lifeguards and for ocean swimmers with two of his lifesaving friends, Loic Vidal and Sylvain Prévautel. "The U Float bouées de sauvetage is, in our mind, the best system to protect yourself and others when you're swimming. It floats and easy

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Quinn Cassidy. Like Father, Like Son

Photos courtesy of Anne Copeland Merrill, Ocean City, Florida. Quinn Cassidy was the first man standing at the recent two-day Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard test in South Jersey on the American East Coast. It was a tough 0.6-mile course that normally would take the University of Florida swimming star significantly less time, but conditions were

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Training To Save Lives

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Southern California ocean lifeguards watch over 129 million beach-goers every year stretched along the coast in the Los Angeles area. Huntington Beach is the most crowded and popular beach in the SoCal region with over 12,600,000 annual visitors to its 8-mile beach. 45% of these visitors enter the Pacific

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Ben Carlson Memorial Going Up

Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Lifeguard Department, Newport Beach, California. Ben Carlson, the 32-year-old Newport Beach [California] lifeguard, surfer and swimmer who gave his life in trying to rescue others, passed away in July 2014 when a huge set closed out on him. Carlson’s life and legacy were remembered in a paddle out in Newport Beach that

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