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County of Los Angeles Department of Beaches & Harbors - This agency provides sand, facility, grounds and parking maintenance for the beaches of Los Angeles County and Marina del Rey, The department handles beach permits for special events; it is also responsible for the Water Awareness, Training, Education and Recreation (W.A.T.E.R.) programs.
County of Los Angeles Fire Department - Explore the different aspects of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, from messages from the chief to special ops, public education to safety preparedness.
Heal the Bay - Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to cleaning Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, and keeping the Santa Monica Bay healthy and safe. The organization is involved in research and education, and reaches the community through such programs and events as Coastal Cleanup Day, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and the Beach Report Card.
L.A. County Department of Public Health: Water Quality - A Web site from the Department of Public Health, which protects the health, prevents disease, and promotes the health and well-being for all persons in Los Angeles County. Follow this link to the department's water quality page, to find beach's water-quality grade and any relevant warnings and/or advisories.
Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguards - A two session program for youths between nine and 17, the Junior Lifeguard program teaches water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, first aid, lifesaving, rescue techniques, CPR and the use of professional life-saving equipment.
Surfrider Foundation - The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, nonprofit environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider Foundation's most important coastal environmental work is carried out by Surfrider Foundation's 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts. The Malibu Chapter represents the (approximately 31 mile) coastal environment from the Los Angeles and Ventura County line to Ballona Creek, including all inland cities.
U.S. Life Saving - USLA is a nonprofit, professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. The agency provides public education, national lifeguard standards and training programs in order to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment.
www.swim.net - Use this list of Southern California master's swim teams to stay in shape year-round.
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