The Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association Trust Fund was created to promote ocean lifesaving through public education, lifeguard development and educational exchanges.


The LACOLA Trust is the charitable arm of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association and was created to promote, educate and preserve ocean lifesaving in Los Angeles County.


Ongoing LACOLA Trust Fund projects include Public Education, Youth Programs and the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Program, Preservation of Lifeguard History and supporting the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Alumni Association.


Tax deductable donations can be made by check, through your PayPal account or by credit card.





Donations by check can be mailed to LACOLA Trust Fund at 524 Garnet Street, #B, Redondo Beach CA 90277

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Latest Lifeguard Alumni and LACOLA Trust News

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Don passed July 27, 2018 peacefully in his home, at the age of 86, from age related illnesses including cancer and stroke - but you couldn't tell him that - a fighter till the end. Don loved life and cherished every moment he had on this earth.

Bud passed away on March 19, 2018, at the age of 91 years old. Bud was born in Los Angeles to Marjorie and Clarence G. Hustler Sr. He graduated from Washington High School, and then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during WW ll. 

It is with sorrow that we announce the recent passing of former L.A. City Ocean Lifeguard, Bill Kendall (1948 - 1952).  Born August 23, 1929.  Died May 7, 2018 at the age of 88.

Captain Tracy Lizotte retires after 39 years on the sand. A retirement get together for Tracy was held April 7, 2018 at The Deck in Hermosa Beach. LACOLA wishes Tracy all the best as he moves on to the next phase in his life.

Sign up now for the 2020 Lifeguard Alumni Luncheon
Saturday May 30, 2020
Hope to see you all in 2021
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LACOLA Media and Communications Director, Erin O'Donnell and Norton Wisdom (Sculptor) presenting Mike White the Bronze Savage upon his retirement at the 2019 Lifeguard Alumni Luncheon.
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2019 Distinguished Service Honorees Ryan Addison and Tim Ryan, with L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby and L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn