Don Burns Scholarship Swim
The charity swim, also known as the Don Burns Mile or the Corona del Mar 1 Mile Don Burns Swim is supported by the Newport Beach lifeguards and is a summertime classic in Southern California that annually draw a large field of participants from newcomers to Olympians. Its namesake is Don Burns and it is part of the Newport Beach Ocean Swims.
Don Burns was a high school teacher and coach in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 31 years, and he was a Newport Beach lifeguard for 47 years. Burns is a member of Millennium Hall of Fame (inducted 2000) and was well-known for being an easygoing gentleman with great dignity who left a legacy of Nice Guys Finish First.