Badges worn on Coach Buzz Nolan's swim suits at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club in Sacramento in the early 1960s. The one at top left was awarded him and several members of the swim team for swimming more than 50 miles over a period of several weeks as part of President John F. Kennedy's national fitness campaign. A chart posted on a fence by the pool deck kept up with each swimmer's progress toward the 50-mile goal. The Water Safety Instructor badge, also worn by SLTC co-pool manager and head swimming lesson instructor Bob Reid, is a hard-won, professional designation. The WSI designation authorized Buzz and Bob to teach Red Cross- certified lessons and issue various Red Cross certificates for swimming competence including that of Senior Life Saver, necessary for employment as lifeguards at Sutter Lawn.
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