Water World

Will Rogers Jr. Lifeguards Compete in Taplin Relays at Dockweiler Beach
Photos by Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

Will Rogers Cadet Gavin Robinson paddles to shore for the B Group during the Taplin Relays in Playa Del Rey.
Will Rogers 11-year-old Jackie Lane (middle) from St. Paul the Apostle School cheers on her C Group teammates in Friday morning’s Taplin Relays at Dockweiler State Beach.
Thirteen-year-old Kiera Levell from Archer School for Girls exits the water in the B Group competition.
Will Rogers cadet Hugh VanDeWeghe, 13, of Crossroads School gets hit by a wave as he approaches shore.
Ten-year-old Vera Robinson from Topanga Elementary School sprints to the beach for the C Group.
Eleven-year-old Curran Pendergraft from Calvary Christian School charges to the beach in the C competition.
Palisades Elementary School 10-year-old Rhys Grandy from the C Group carries his surfboard to shore in Friday morning’s Jr. Lifeguard Taplin Relays at Dockweiler State Beach.
Will Rogers C-level Cadet Elle Vanderway drags her board across the sand during the annual Taplin Relays.