Thursday, January 7, 2010

1967 Junior Lifeguard Nationals

A good friend William Maguire emailed this just yesterday from his personal archives. Will is a transactional trademark, copyright and licensing attorney and active recurrent Los Angeles County Lifeguard. We met in New Zealand in Feb 1986 and again a month later for the Australian National Lifeguard Championships in Moana Beach, South Australia and have been friends ever since.

Funny thing, Will also blogs Los Angeles County lifeguard history and current events at http://countyrecurrent.blogspot.com/

On the certificate of participation you can find a lot of HB names (good trivia) and even the old HB City Seal. Notice the City of Huntington Beach and HB Surf Life Saving Association certificate signed by the then current Mayor Dr. Donald D Shipley, Vincent G Moorhouse and Raymond Bray.

What a great event back then for the junior lifeguards and I venture to say, historically, Huntington Beach hosted the first National Junior Lifeguard Competition. Will was stoked to send this and reminded me in 1967 he was an LA County Junior Lifeguard hailing from Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades.

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