Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Makuta Was Never This FAST! Woo Hoo!

Just in via the Lifeguard Online Grapevine, courtesy of Bill Asturias in Guatemala, who recently heard of former LACo Recurrent Beach Lifeguard Ron Richmond's son, Renny, a 15 year old age group swimmer from Maui, literally blowing away his competition in the Hawaii Varsity Boy's State Swimming Championships held recently in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii! Seems Renny has got his dad's Butterfly genes after all.

Have a look at this article about Ron Richmond's kid, Renny from the Hawaiian Island of Maui:

The Maui News, Feb. 13, 2010
State swimming and diving: Richmond strikes gold

"HILO --- Seabury Hall's Renny Richmond became the first freshman boy from the Maui Interscholastic League to win a high school state title when he took the 100-yard butterfly at the Local Motion State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday.

Richmond, 15, finished in 49.86 seconds, 0.46 seconds off the state record set in 2002 by Iolani's Hong Zhe Sun, a former NCAA finalist for Stanford and an Olympic trials finalist..."

Renny is a year and half older now than when he last showed up with his dad at Jimmy Makuta's retirement party in June of 2008, as seen in the photo below with his dad (at right) and former Senior Ocean Lifeguard and Recurrent, John Thomas, at left:

(Photo by Will Maguire. Used here with permission.)

Keep on swimmin', Renny. We can't wait till you take the LACo Rookie swim along with Makuta's son.


*** Head's Up and Just in Just now, 02.17.2010 at approx. 4 pm: ***

Just in from LACo Recurrent, Loyd Pettegrew (Ret.), Ph.d., now living in Florida, is the following blast from the past photo of two studley Santa Monica City Beach Lifeguards, circa early 1970's. Wow ! Photo Courtesy of Loyd, from the Evening Outlook. Thanks Loyd !

From: loyd
Subject: RE: "Topar Was Never This Fast ! Woo Hoo !"
Date: February 17, 2010 3:30:40 PM PST
To: will


Here is a pic of Renny’s old man
in younger days with Miss Santa Monica and some other lunk head who was wearing an earring before it was cool and blowing Captain Richard’s and Tom Johnson’s minds!



Until next time.....

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William Maguire said...

Subject: RE: "Topar Was Never This Fast ! Woo Hoo !"
Date: February 17, 2010

Topar was and so was Renny’s dad “Rockmond Abdul” but not at that age, geez……………….


spyder said...

Richmond has a kid?? And the kid is 16+ years old. Oh gawd, i live on the moon.