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All Junior Lifeguard Instructors are CA State Park Lifeguards who have extensive experience and rigorous training in surf and ocean rescue, beach safety, first aid, and CPR. The instructors also have teaching and interpretation experience with children and other diverse groups.

The ratio of students to instructors will not exceed 15:1. State Park Lifeguard instructors will maintain constant supervision during the program. This will ensure a safe and closely monitored beach recreation experience.

Kevin McCall grew up in Orcutt, California. He was always interested in sports, but at a young age he found his niche with aquatic sports. After pursuing this interest playing water polo and swimming at Righetti High School, he found his true love – the ocean. Surfing became an integral part of Kevin’s life and still is today. Now, he’ll find any excuse to jump in the ocean. He established a strong connection to the ocean environment that later compelled him to pursue a job as a California State Parks Lifeguard at Oceano Dunes in the summer of 2013 and he is passionate about the work he does there. He was promoted to Coordinator of the Junior Guard program before the summer of 2018 and has since found a new passion in it. Getting to share the love of the ocean with the Junior Guards and introduce them to a healthy hobby is what motivates Kevin to make this program the best it can be. Kevin is finishing up with his B.S. in Nutrition at Cal Poly and competes on the Cal Poly Triathlon Team. He still loves to surf, especially when the waves get big, and tries to bike and exercise as much as possible when the waves are lesser. His favorite aquatic animal is the sea otter (he even has pictures of cute otters as his background on his work computer).

 

Kyle Goodrich is a Santa Maria local who began lifeguarding in 2016. After a childhood of competitive land based sports, Kyle jumped in a pool to play water polo and swim competitively at Ernest Righetti High School. After playing in high school he moved to Ventura to continue his education and to play water polo at the local junior college. He was captain for both 2016 and 2017 seasons. Kyle enjoys body surfing, swimming, water polo and a good whomping in big surf. Kyle's favorite sea animal is the giant squid.