ASCAOnline - Your Coaching Resource MORRO BAY, Calif. – Twelve-year-old Trent Popovich, a USA Swimming Junior Olympian, will be recognized today with the United States Lifesaving Association’s Heroic Act Award for his successful rescue of two young girls from the California surf on February 12, 2006. Popovich was surfing near the Cayucos Pier when he heard the cries of the girls, ages eight and 10, who were caught in the riptide. An accomplished competitive swimmer, he rescued both girls by lifting them on to his surfboard and swimming them to the shore.The full article is in the comments. This part about the parents makes me smile. The photos of the surfers are mine, not the real lifesaver hero.
In local lifesaving news, we've got some who have made some serious saves in our neighborhoods too. They should get awards and honors.
|Jim, Grant, Mark and Erik from the photo album "Beach in Maine." Click to see more photos.|