From the Daily Breeze - August 22, 2010 - By Josh Grossberg ~
Three Mira Costa students won gold medals at Junior Lifeguard regional and national championships this summer.
After winning spots on the Los Angeles County Junior LIfeguard All-Star Team, Marisa Purcell, 17; Meriel Mitsakos, 15; and Sarah Crist, 15, competed at the California Surf Lifesaving Association Junior Regionals competition in San Diego on July 23.
They also competed in the United States Lifeguard Association Junior Nationals competition in Huntington Beach on Aug. 5.
The regional competition pits junior lifegurds from throughout the West Coast against each other. The national competition was attended by juniors lifeguards from around the nation.
All three swim at the varsity level for Mira Costa. Purcell and Crist area also on the varsity water polo team.