Each summer the Foundation awards college scholarships to deserving Laguna Beach Lifeguards to help them with furthering their education. One of the scholarships each summer is coordinated through the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship program. The rest are done directly from the Foundation to the recipients. Below are the recipients from the past few years.
2021 Colton Weeks
Junior Lifeguard Sponsorships
Sponsorships for Junior Lifeguards to participate in the Laguna Beach Junior Lifeguard Program are provided to those families that might not otherwise be able to afford to due to financial hardships.
2023 - The Foundation sponsored 15 junior guards.
2022 - The Foundation sponsored 8 junior guards.
2021 - The Foundation sponsored ten junior guards.
2020 - There was no Junior Guard Program due to Covid.
2019 - The Foundation sponsored two junior guards.
2018 - The Foundation sponsored four junior guards.
Ocean lifeguards train for, and participate in lifeguard competitions regionally, nationally and even internationally. The competitions promote physical fitness, ocean rescue skills, camaraderie within the department, and a chance for the guards to interact in a positive way with their fellow lifeguards from other agencies.
The Foundation supports the competitors financially by purchasing racing equipment, and logistically by helping out during the actual competitions. The Foundation has purchased three racing paddle boards, two racing surf skis, as well as a couple "easy ups" and additional racing gear.