Friday, September 25, 2009

Catalina Classic: The 32 Mile Paddleboard Marathon

This year's Catalina Classic again featured several LACo recurrent and permanent beach lifeguards. In the unlimited class, LACo S.O.L., Ryan Addison, finished in Second Place overall. LACo S.O.L., Rebecca Gilman, finished first in the Women's Stock category for the third year in a row ! LACo S.O.L., Tito Bourget, earned First Place honors in the Men's Stock category.

The complete results can be viewed online at the Official Catalina Classic website at:

We are able to bring you the results and some fantastic photos thanks to our own Harry Varnas
, S.O.L. So here goes, in the words of Harry and from his camera lens as well:

"Ocean lifeguard specialists Tito Bourget and Rebecca Gilman both won their divisions at the Catalina Classic paddleboard race in 2009."

Photo below: "Early morning paddle board workout. Tito Bourget and Rebecca Gilman at SM16 early in the morning."

"Will, Here are a few photos of Tito hamming it up with some tourists along with some action shots."


Many Thanks to Harry Varnas for his photos and comments highlighting the tremendously successful achievements of several of our LACo Lifeguard Competitors.

*** Bonus Content & Link to Olivia Damavandi, Assnt. Editor, MALIBU TIMES', recent Interview with Rebecca Gilman (please see below). ***

(Photo above shows Olivia Damavandi, at left, and friend at Jake Jacobson's Retirement Party in August 2008. Photo by Will Maguire. Thank you very much ! Could NOT pass up this surprise photo of these two beautiful ladies).

Profiles in Sports: Local lifeguard Rebecca Gilman, by Olivia Damavandi

The same interview can also be viewed online at "Lifesaving News" at:

Until next time,

"County Recurrent" News

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1 comment:

amit said...

oh yaaaaaaaaa
some cool picss.........