CADET INTERNS

Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern positions have been made available through a partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District. This new opportunity includes the involvement of five Long Beach Unified School District high school students who have completed at least one year of the Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Cadet Program. These individuals support the Junior Lifeguard team through both administrative work out of Fire Headquarters and the Junior Lifeguard Office, as well as assist the Junior Lifeguard Instructors during JG Prep Classes throughout the spring. Interns will have opportunities to learn more about careers in public safety, work in a professional environment, and develop a better understanding of the operations of the Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Program. Both the JG team and Marine Safety Division are looking forward to the impact these interns will have on our Junior Lifeguard Program.

 

We are proud to announce the following individuals as the 2022 Junior Lifeguard Interns:

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Gabriel Ebrahimi

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hi! My name is Gabriel Ebrahimi. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Long Beach where I found my passion for the water. From an early age I was brought to the Belmont Plaza Pool where I took my first few kicks, propelling me to where I am today. I'm a junior at Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science which has become one of the greatest steps of adulthood. Being exposed to many opportunities at 16 years old has been an eye opener to what lies ahead. One of the greatest chapters of my life include the 3 years I spent as a Junior Lifeguard. This program has opened new opportunities and given me life skills for the future.

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Emiliano Gamez

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern


Hi, I'm Emiliano Gamez. I was born and raised in Mexico, I moved to Long Beach when I was 12. Currently I'm a junior at Long Beach Poly High School. I have been swimming for about 5 years and I'm on the Long Beach Poly swim team. During my free time I like to hang out with friends and family, I also enjoy playing guitar. 

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Valeria Gamez

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hello, my name is Valeria Gamez, I am a senior at Long Beach Poly which, between school and practice, is where I spend most of my time. I joined the swim team as a freshman and we have stayed undefeated since then. On the swim team, I do sprint freestyle and backstroke and will be working towards helping the team maintain their League title. I have been a junior guard for three years and will be trying out for the lifeguard academy in a couple months. I am very grateful to have grown in this program and cannot wait to see what the future holds.  

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Peter Dodge

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hi, my name is Peter Dodge

I was born and raised in Long Beach. I am currently a senior at Long Beach Poly High School where I run cross country and track. The ocean and lifeguard department have always been a big part of my life. As far back as I can remember my parents have encouraged going to the beach as well as water sports, today I am an avid surfer myself. My dad, who is a lifeguard for Long Beach, enrolled me in the Junior lifeguard program when I was 10 and I haven't looked back.

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Gabby Gillott

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hi my name is Gabby Gillott. I was born and raised in Long Beach and am currently a junior at Wilson High School. I am a part of the swim and water polo teams and have been swimming since I was 7 years old. I grew up constantly being around the ocean, whether it was playing in the waves or visiting my dad during his shifts as a Long Beach Lifeguard. When I was 9 years old I was enrolled in the program, and I've been doing it almost every summer since. I'm very grateful to have been part of this program for so long and am looking forward to trying out for the lifeguard academy in March.

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Wiley Haga

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hello, my name is Wiley Haga. I’m a junior at Long Beach Wilson High School where I am a part of the swim and water polo teams. I have been swimming since I was two years old and enjoy surfing, reading, and scuba diving. From an early age, I have enjoyed spending time on the beach and in the pool, spending most of my days in the water. I was enrolled in the Junior Guards program in the 6th grade and have learned many valuable lessons on what it means to be a Long Beach lifeguard. With these lessons, I hope to one day give back to my community as a lifeguard for the City of Long Beach.

Photo coming soon!

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Nico Song

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hello, my name is Nico Song and I am a junior at Long Beach Poly High School, where I have been a member of the Poly Music program, swim team, and water polo team since my freshman year. Despite having been born and raised in Long Beach, I haven’t always been drawn to the water and would typically choose to play land sports in the earlier years of my youth. At the age of 11 my parents put me in the Junior Guards program, where my love for the water began to blossom, leading to where I am today. The Junior Lifeguard Cadet Internship has given me much-needed insight into what being a lifeguard is all about, something I am very grateful for.

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Paige Jorgensen

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hi, my name is Paige Jorgenson and I was born and raised in Long Beach, California. I am currently a sophomore at Wilson High School where I am a part of the swim and water polo teams. I have been swimming for eight years and my main stroke is breaststroke. I've been a JG for six years, including one year as a Cadet, and have a love for the ocean and being involved in the community. I am very grateful for the amazing opportunities that this program has given me and for the important skills I have learned. I look forward to continuing to grow from it and seeing what the future holds.

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Eddie Balle

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Bio coming soon!

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Julian Parks

2022 Junior Lifeguard Cadet Intern

Hello, my name is Julian Parks. I’m currently a junior at Wilson High School where I am a part the swim team. I have been swimming since I joined club waterpolo at age 11 which I then continued until my sophomore year of high school. I first started JGs in 2018 when I was 12 and I have done it every summer since. Through my years of JGs, I have gained firsthand experience on the skills and knowledge required to be a Long Beach Lifeguard and I can’t wait to continue my learning through the program. I’m very grateful for the amount of opportunities given to me and I look forward to a future as a Long Beach Lifeguard.