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Captain Omar Naranjo

Junior Lifeguard Captain

Years as a Lifeguard: 28 years

Years overseeing JG Program:

Education: Garfield HS (E.L.A.), Cerritos College, Executive Leadership Program USC Price 

What is your favorite marine animal and why? Chinook salmon - can adapt to different environments and swim against the current to get the job done.

What is a fun fact about yourself? Traveled with Red Bull Air Race for 5 years teaching pilots egress from submerged aircraft.

Sgt. Shawn Farnell

JG Coordinator


Years as a Lifeguard: 10 years

Years with JG Program: 2nd year! 

Education: AA-Radiological Technician 

Favorite marine animal? Electric Eel, because they're shocking!

What is your favorite place in Long Beach? The Aquarium of the Pacific

Which JG event are you most excited for? Pier jumps

Favorite hobbies? Surfing, paddle boarding, and free diving


Kylee Yocky

Administrative Assistant

Years with LBFD: 9 years

Years with JGs: all 9 years!

Education: B.A. from Cal State Fullerton

What is your go-to dance move? Anything that embarrasses my children

Which JG event are you most excited for? the Ironguard!

Fun fact about yourself? I'm a mom of 3 that has never had a sip of coffee

Sabrina Zavala

JG Assistant Coordinator


Years as Lifeguard: 6 summers

Years with JGs: 3rd summer!

Education: B.S. in Kinesiology-Allied Health

Fun fact about yourself? I lived and worked on a cruise ship for 6 weeks!

What is your favorite place in Long Beach? Gusto's and fingerprints on 4th st

You’re sailing around the world, what’s the name of your boat? La Chalupa

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