NAME: SARAI FLORES
LOCATION(S): BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO
YEARS LIFEGUARDING: 7
My name is Sarai Flores, I´m 25 years old, I was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS), and at age 1 my family moved to Cabo San Lucas, BCS, where I grew up and got involved with the ocean. It all began in 2008 when with a simple invite I joined a juvenile group at Cabo San Lucas Firefighter Corps. In 2010 a new division opened up, called junior lifesavers (salvavidas juniors), and I signed up without knowing how to swim. Thanks to a 1-hour weekly class I started to learn to swim during six months. It was a fast progress, and three months after signing up I was already doing my first open water swims. Since then, my passion was attending every Saturday to train, wanting to learn more about water rescue. In the following years (2012-2013) I had the pleasure of assisting to three Aquatic Rescue Seminars in Los Cabos held by the non-profit organization called Surf Lifesaving del Sur™, where active and retired San Diego City Fire-Rescue Dept. lifeguards provided free of charge surf rescue training.