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Coronado Historical Association - 619-435-7242

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March 8, 2019, midnight
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"Help" San Diego Lifeguards to the Rescue

Presented by Coronado Historical Association

March 8, 2019, midnight

Coronado Historical Association 1100 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118


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Join us for an evening of wine and cheese as author Michael T. Martino discusses his book HELP! San Diego Lifeguards to the Rescue: A History of Their Service Volume 1.

HELP! is a compelling and comprehensive history of lifeguards along the San Diego Coast. It follows the evolution and acceptance of the need for public safety and the development of agencies to provide that service. In the early pre-lifeguard years, citizens provided the aquatic rescues in bay and ocean. Later, private lifeguards were implemented at bathhouses along the coast, and finally, after a great tragedy, the City’s lifeguard service was created. From the ashes of tragic incidents has grown a dedicated professional service that sees its greatest gift is the ability to save another person’s life.

Michael has served in every capacity as a lifeguard with California State Parks, including seasonal lifeguard, lifeguard peace officer, lifeguard supervisor, Public Safety Superintendent, and finally Aquatic Specialist, which is the Chief Lifeguard in the state park system. He taught English in San Diego high schools while working seasonally as a lifeguard. He has a Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing and was a report-writing instructor at the CSP’s Peace Officer Academy for over 10 years.

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Coronado Historical Association 
1100 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118