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Turning Point Alum Named to Team USA for International Surf Rescue Challenge
Posted 09/13/2017 08:23AM

Congratulations to Emma Sainsbury-Carter (Turning Point Class of '15) who was recently named to Team USA for the United States Life Saving Association Under 19 division (USLA U19). Emma, who is currently a junior at Marymount High School and serves as a Venice Beach Junior Lifeguard, is credited with starting Turning Point School's swim team, which continues to serve as a source of great opportunity and pride among the Turning Point community.

Emma will compete with 14 other athletes on the USLA team from November 30 - December 4 in New Zealand's International Surf Rescue Challenge, alongside competitors from Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, Canada, France and Japan. This honor follows her recent achievements as a silver medal athlete in the rescue relay at the USLA Nationals in Daytona Beach, and a gold medal and silver medal in rescue relay race and board rescue at the California state surf lifesaving championships in Coronado. Emma also currently swims for Marymount High School’s Varsity Team and is part of the United States Lifesaving Association--High Performance Squad representing the county of Los Angeles.

In an article published by Swim Swam Magazine, Emma is quoted: “I am humbled by this opportunity and so grateful to my coaches. I get to compete against the best of the best in the ocean and pool; I am proud to count myself among this select group to represent the United States. I am even more proud to bring attention to a sport that focuses on lifesaving and whose athletes are among some of the strongest, bravest, and selfless people I have ever met.”

We wish Emma the best of luck as she continues her adventures and accomplishments, both in the water and out. Go, Tornadoes!

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Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premiere education to students in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school students.

Located in the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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