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From the Archives: Santa Monica lifeguards’ dory practice

1968 staff file photo of Santa Monica Lifeguards Mike Kent, front, and Capt. Jim Richards practice f
August 1968: Santa Monica lifeguards Mike Kent, front, and Capt. Jim Richards practice for a dory race at the upcoming 10-day Santa Monica Sports and Arts Festival.
(Ken Dare / Los Angeles Times)

This photo, by staff photographer Ken Dare, was published on the front page of the Aug. 15, 1968, Westside edition of the Los Angeles Times.

Although results from the dory race were not reported in the Los Angeles Times, lifeguard Mike Kent in January 1969 was part of a 12-man Santa Monica team that captured first place at the seventh annual Lifeguard Winter Games, held at Will Rogers State Beach.

This post was originally published on March 16, 2011.

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