American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department 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 at least 16 years of age, be 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. The class includes 7 hours and
25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of hands-on instruction.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive the American Red Cross Certificate
for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for two years. Attendance at all facility
sessions and completion of all online lessons are two of a number of requirements
necessary to successfully pass for certification.

The City is also hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors.
Facilitator: Liz Terzian, American Red Cross Certified Instructor
Pre-course and swim test must be completed before 1st class:
By appointment (Please call 252-917-1867)
Session A: 4 Classes: Fridays & Saturdays
October 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th
3:00pm-7:00pm on Fridays & 10:00am-6:00pm on Saturdays
(Must register by October 14th)
Session B: 3 Classes: Saturdays & Sundays
November 5th, 6th & 12th 10:00am-6:00pm all days
(Must register by October 29th)
Fee: $135 plus $35 fee paid to ARC
Register online at