An annual lifeguard program turns 30. California’s Newport Beach homes are where 87,000 live according to the ’10 census. OF course, many of these are children and a few make their way each year at the cost of around $700. This year 1350 kids up to 16 years old showed for day one of the training program. Safety first, safety last, is their motto. The program engages attendees in a number of physical activities including a mile beach run and a 25 foot pier jump from Balboa pier. Kids with permission can participate in the Iran Man event covering 5 miles of land and a mile ocean swim.
Organizers are already seeking signups for next year’s event.