Lifeguard hopefuls race from the starting line of the 1,000-meter swim into the cold ocean waters off Balboa Beach, just north of the Newport Pier in Newport Beach, Calif. Ninety-three applicants braved the 51.5-degree water temperature in an attempt to become a Newport Beach lifeguard trainee. The top finishers were invited to 125 hours of training classes to become a certified lifeguard.

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