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Photos and text by Eric Heinz
As part of their rite of passage as Junior Lifeguards, children take the annual jump from the Pier, about 25 feet off the edge of the middle of the boardwalk.
Lifeguards are in the water to await the students who drop down and make a large splash.
Junior Lifeguards session II begins July 5 and session III begins July 25.
A slow-motion video is available on the San Clemente Times’ Instagram page, S_C_TIMES.