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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bob Burnside, Missing The Beach And Leaving A Legacy

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

As California waterman Bob Burnside has been spending time skiing in Eden, Utah for a few years, his legacy continues along the shorelines of the Pacific Ocean, from Australia to America.

"I have been hiding in the mountains with the elk for a few years," writes Burnside was appointed the first president of the Surf Life Saving Association of America in 1964 which later became known as the United States Lifesaving Association. The 25-time All-American swimmer and water polo player who spent his career along the shores of Los Angeles is still active in the water in his eighth decade on Earth. "These days, I still swim 5 days a week, but only about 2500 meters."

"I miss the beach," said the ocean lifeguard since 1951 who will be honored by the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Burnside is the recipient of the 2014 Paragon Award for Water Safety who wrote the History of Junior Lifeguarding. His earlier era is shown below:

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