Storyboards capture the history of San Clemente Lifeguards through pictures and text.
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Lt. Hank Barnes 1960-1974 (passed 2020) A tribute to Hank Barnes who was part of the founding core of the modern San Clemente Lifeguard Department.
1931 City Council Creates Lifeguard Service. The official minutes from City Council Meeting(s) tracking various beach related issues including creating a lifeguard position
In The Beginning Tracks from Cliff Russell (1937) through Dick Hazard (1960) and beginning of Station 56.
Team Photos 1958 – 1968 Original group photos beginning with our “Department” formation under the PD in 1958
Lifeguard Headquarters From a humble janitor’s closet between the bathrooms in 1958 to a modern facility in 1968 HQ is the story of a rapidly growing department.
Rescue Boats From our first used outboard skiff in 1958 (5408) through our own Rescue Boat (5690) in the 70’s.
Zero Tower From 8 sided observation tower (1930’s) to end of the shortened pier, rebuilt then replaced in 1965 to high tech Tower Zero today.
Beach Patrol. Lifeguards and Police Officers combine skills in the 1970’s to create a unique public safety patrol that benefits both departments.
and more to come…