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Spartans of Summer: Lifeguard Tryouts Identify Elite Swimmers to Help Save Lives 

Posted by | February 16, 2017 | Uncategorized

Lifeguard TryoutsLifeguard Tryouts for San Clemente Marine Safety will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the tryouts start at 8 a.m. at the Marine Safety building located just north of the San Clemente Pier. For more information, call 949.361.8219. By Eric HeinzEach year, San Clemente Marine Safety officials look for the most physically fit and focused people for their lifeguard program. This year, tryouts to find those potential lifeguards are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Marine Safety Office just north of the Pier.Blake Anderson, a San Clemente Marine Safety officer, recommends that people who want to try out should get as much experience swimming in the ocean as possible beforehand.“You’re out there for eight or 10 hours sometimes, and you have to stay focused,” Anderson said. “Some of these kids are 16 or 17 years old, and there’s a great responsibility that’s put on them to be watching over thousands of lives, sometimes.”Anthony Marin, 17, a Trabuco Hills High School student who was a lifeguard last summer, tried out for his first time last year. Marin was one of the few who made it through the training.  READ MORE……

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