Kristi Jackels, a 15-year-old from Playa del Rey, won two gold medals at the State of California Regional Junior Lifeguard Championships in Long Beach Friday, July 22nd.

Jackels will represent Los Angeles County in a national competition.

In the state competition, she placed first in beach flags and relay.

Teams from counties throughout California were represented in the state competition.

Jackels won the right to represent the county in national competition after defeating junior lifeguards from Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Venice and Malibu.

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