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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Dept. is offering two American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Training courses. The courses are being taught by City employee, Liz Terzian and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent,recognize,and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will be trained and certified to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until EMS (emergency services) take over.

Participants must be 16 years of age, able to swim 300 yards continuously while demonstrating breathing control and rhythmic breathing, tread water for two minutes using the legs only, and complete a timed event.

Pre-course and swim test must be completed before 1st class:
For appointment (Please call 530-542-6056)

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 Lifeguard Course

•~4 classes and 7 hours of online learning
  Dates: June 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th 2017
Times: Fridays 3 PM-7 PM  - Saturdays 10 AM-6 PM
Registration deadline: Monday June 14th 2017
  • Cost - $135.00 for Class Course (Additional fees may apply)
  • $35.00 American Red Cross Certificate 
Lifeguard Re- Certification Course

1 class and online learning

Dates: Saturday June 10th 2017
Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM •Fees 
  • Cost- $65.00 for Class Course
  • $35.00 American Red Cross Certificate

  • Location: 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, Ca. 530-542-6056


WSI (Water Safety Instructor) Class 2017

The American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor Class trains candidates to teach courses and presentations in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. The course helps develop instructors understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants' progress. Successful candidates are eligible to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim, three adult-focused courses, as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more.
Participants must be at least 16 ears of age, be proficient swimmers, and able to successfully complete the pre-course session.
Successful completion includes the American Red Cross Safety Water Instructor Cert. (valid 2 years)

  • Cost - $135.00 for Class Course (Additional fees may apply)
  • $35.00 American Red Cross Certificate
  • $50.00 American Red Cross Workbook/Materials(recommended)
•WSI Class 
  Dates: June 21st -22nd and July 1st 2017
Times: Wednesday,Thursdays 8 AM-4 PM and Saturday 9 AM-5 PM

Minimum of 3 students
Maximum of 6 students
Registration Deadline : Monday June 19th 2017
  • Location: 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, Ca.

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 Lifeguard Re- Certification Course
 Lifeguard Re- Certification Course