Local residents Meredith Butte, Corinne Hieatt, and Katie Wong graduated from the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Academy Saturday, June 10th, and began working at local beaches.

They will work this summer in the lifeguard Central Section, which includes beaches from Mothers Beach to Will Rogers Beach.

Butte is a Santa Monica resident and will attend UC Berkeley in the fall. She has joined the Berkeley water polo team.

Hieatt is a Playa del Rey resident and will attend UC San Diego in the fall. She will join the school’s springboard diving team.

Her father is Westchester High School math teacher Chris Hieatt.

Wong is a Santa Monica resident and will attend UCLA in the fall, where she will join the swim team.

The three women recently graduated from the Harvard-Westlake private school.