Monday, September 29, 2008

MAKUTA Finishes THIRD in ROOKIE SWIM!!!..... Kailey, that is !

Dateline: Santa Monica, Calif. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.

Kailey Makuta, daughter of Legendary L.A. County Beach Lifeguard Capt.
Jim Makuta, finished THIRD overall in this past saturday's annual
LACo Beach Lifeguard Rookie Candidate Swim Race. Over 200 candidates
took part in the swim, with the first 110 finishers qualifying for
the next phase, e.g., oral interviews, followed by medical/physical exam
and then rookie school itself in May/June '09.

"Kailey and Jimmy Makuta Celebrating her Third Place Finish"
Photo by Will Maguire. Used here with permission... duh !


srredinger said...

Is this Jimmy Makuta a 56 year old from Santa Monica-- Euclid Street?

Wondering-- Steve Redinger Eugene OR--- previously 1924 Euclid Street SM CA

William Maguire said...

Yes, one and the same. Jimmy Makuta, now a retired LACo Lifeguard Captain
and a Santa Monica beach lifeguard starting in early 70's.