Sports Water World By Steve Galluzzo - August 22, 2019 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. This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access.