Santa Monica Lifeguards
From the early days of the 20th century, when lifeguard legend Cap Watkins rode a horse to make ocean rescues, to present-day crew members who are aided by Baywatch rescue boats, the history of the Santa Monica Lifeguards is one of the most colorful in ocean lifesaving. Under these guards careful gaze, Pres. John F. Kennedy swam along the Santa Monica shoreline, Charlie Chaplin collected seashells, and surfing icons Duke Khanamoku and Miki Dora took to the waves. From historic legends to millions of yearly beachgoers, Santa Monicas lifeguards have provided decades of ocean-lifesaving services. Their work has helped to make Santa Monica Beach the world-renowned destination it is today.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Aint We Got Fun 19201929
From War to Wealth 19451960
Surf CityHere We Are 19611973
Three Lifeguard Services Become One 19742006
Angeles City Lifeguard Angeles County Lifeguard Baywatch rescue boats beaches of Santa beachgoer boat station Buzzy Trent camera Cap Watkins Capt Casa Del Mar City Lifeguard Service County Fire Department County Lifeguard Service Courtesy dive Duke Kahanamoku enjoyed former Santa Monica front George Freeth Hall of Fame Joe Quigg Johnny Weissmuller junior guards junior lifeguards L.A. County Lifeguard Library Image Archives lifeguard boat lifeguard captain lifeguard chief lifeguard competitions lifeguard force lifeguard gatherings Los Angeles County Micky Moore Mike Doyle Monica Historical Society Monica Library Image Monica lifeguard crew Monica Lifeguard Service movie Nick Steers numbers ocean lifeguard Ocean Park Pacific Electric Railway Pacific Ocean Park paddleboard Pete Peterson pictured popular rescue tube Santa Monica Beach Santa Monica College Santa Monica Historical Santa Monica Library Santa Monica lifeguard Santa Monica Pier scenic seen service's stuntmen surfers swimmers today's Casa Tom Blake took this photograph tourist Tower volunteer lifeguard Weissmuller Zahn