Newport Beach Lifeguard Tryouts

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A group of Newport Beach lifeguard hopefuls took to the sand and water over the weekend to try out for the seasonal team. About 55 men and women raced in the sand and took a swim test in the chilly ocean water on Saturday. Approximately 30 were selected for follow-up interviews.

Newport Beach lifeguard candidates get briefed on the test. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
Newport Beach lifeguard candidates get briefed on the test.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©

 

Councilman Brad Avery prepares to blow the air horn to kick off the beach race. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
Councilman Brad Avery prepares to blow the air horn to kick off the beach race.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©

 

People watch the race from the sidelines on the beach. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
People watch the race from the sidelines on the beach.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©

 

Lifeguard candidates wait to hear who the top finishers were on Saturday. — Photo by Jim Collins ©
Lifeguard candidates wait to hear who the top finishers were on Saturday.
— Photo by Jim Collins ©
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