Gudauskas Family Recognition
The Gudauskas family was recognized by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Meeting. Dane and Tom both spoke and acknowledged the work of our Foundation. The CM and council members Ferguson and Ward were in attendance.
They received award plaques from Congress, the city, orange county Board of Supervisors, and the state Senate and state assembly. In the picture you have congressman Mike Levin, county supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Senator Pat Bates, assemblyman Bill Brough and Councilwoman Laura Ferguson.
Fall 2018 Newsletter!
Greetings and welcome to fall! Yes, fall, which many of us think is absolutely the best time of year at the beach. It also seems like a great time to look back and see what’s been happening with our San Clemente Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards.
Thanks for a Great Summer 2018
Below check out
- Jr Guard Summer Video
- Jr Guard / Lifeguard Surf Contest
- Shuan Tomson at Surfing Heritage Culture Center
- Jr. Guard Cadets Trip to Catalina
- Kiwian’s Jr Guard of the Year
Jr. Guard / Lifeguard Team Surf Contest
On Sunday, August 26, 2018 the Foundation sponsored a Lifeguard and Junior Guard team surf contest at the pier that was highlight of the summer for everyone. Six teams of three Junior Guards and one Lifeguard were randomly selected. For four hours they competed to the cheers of a large supportive crowd on the beach. Each contestant received a swag bag that included a contest T-Shirt, surf wax that was donated by E-Bodyboarding, a pair of cool socks donated by Stance. Electric also donated a pair of awesome sunglasses that was awarded to the Junior Guard in the championship round with highest scoring wave. Electric sunglasses also donated some T-shirts as well.
Championship Round was between the Shredders and The Sharks. The Shredders took the title.
1st Place – The Shredders: Sean Staudenbaur (Ocean Lifeguard), Chase Mellott (JG), Dylan Kline (JG), and Sophie LeBourgeouis (JG),
2nd Place – T
Click on the link below to see photos from the contest. https://photos.app.goo.gl/2yH1VWvfPZJZx9bg9
Shaun Tomson Presents “The Code – The Power of I Will” for JG’s and Families
On August 18th Shaun Tomson presented his “Surfer’s Code – Simple Lessons for Riding through Life” which teaches the influence of positive values on success in life. A full house (200+) at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center including a floor full of stoked kids were held in awe as Shaun used stories from his legendary surfing career to encourage everyone to have a simple list of 12 “I will do this…” to make good decisions. All children received a free copy of his book “”The Code: The Power of I Will”. Afterwards Shaun stayed late signing books and meeting with his many fans.
JG Catalina Cadet Trip 2018
On August 18th The Foundation sponsored an end of the summer trip to Catalina for the JG Cadets. Seven (7) of our Cadets were able to do a pier jump off the Catalina express mole, tour the Avalon LA County lifeguard facilities and rescue boat from the Lifeguard paramedic crew on duty, snorkel and feed the fish at Lovers cove and the casino dive park, swim at Descanso beach, and play on the inflatable obstacle course at the main beach in Avalon. Three of the Cadets on the trip will be old enough and plan to try out to be a San Clemente City Lifeguard this coming spring!
Jr. Guard of the Year 2018 : Devlin Rowe
On August 10th JG Devlin Rowe was awarded JG of the year sponsored by San Clemente Kiwanis and the San Clemente Jr. Guard Foundation. Devin received a Slyde Handboard donated by https://www.slydehandboards.com and his name engraved on a perpetual plaque at San Clemente Lifeguard HQ.
Spring Grants and Donations
June 2018 The Foundation donated the following items for the San Clemente Jr. Lifeguards
- Sponsored Cadet Jr. Guards end of summer training trip to Catalina.
- Sponsored Jr. Guard competition team for the Regional Championships in July.
- Donated funds for new GoPro Hero5 used for training and annual Jr. Guard Awards Event.
- Donated funds for new Tug Of War rope.
May 2018 The Foundation donated $1,500 for security monitors that display live video feeds in the Lifeguard dispatch from the beach camera’s used to monitor beach and swimmer activity.
In May 2018 The Foundation was featured in the Summer 2018 American Lifeguard Magazine. American Lifeguard Magazine – Gudauskas article
In April 2018 the Foundation Board approved $4,000 grant towards JG Scholarships
In March of 2018 the Kiwanis Club of San Clemente donated $1,000.00 the the foundation in support of the Lifeguards and Jr. Guards.
In January 2018 the San Clemente Lifeguard/Jr. Lifeguard foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Positive Vibe Warriors Foundation.