Current Session Info

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Oct/Nov 2016

The purpose of this class is to 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 emergency services (EMS) personnel take over.

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

Class includes: 7 hours 25 minutes online time and 20 hours of Hands on instruction. Upon successful completion, participants will receive the American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, good 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.

Facilitator: Liz Terzian, American Red Cross Certified Instructor

Pre-course and Swim Test must be completed before 1st class: By appointment only. Contact Liz Terzian at (252)917-1867.

Sessions A: 4 Classes: Fridays and Saturdays
October 21st, 22nd, 28th, & 29th
3:00pm - 7:00pm on Fridays & 10:00am - 6:00pm on Saturdays

Session B: 3 Classes: Saturdays & Sundays
November 5th, 6th, & 12th
10:00am - 6:00pm all days

Minimum of three students
Maximum of ten students

Cost: $135.00 plus $35 fee paid to ARC

Location: Recreation Swim Complex
1180 Rufus Allen Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

U.S. Masters Swimming 2016

The City of South Lake Tahoe Aquatics Facility is a qualified provider under U.S. Master Swimming (USMS) serving over 60,000 swimmers across the country. The local program is designed to provide structured swim workouts, instruction and feedback to participants. The program is tailored to those looking to improve fitness, work on swim technique, train for competitions, or simply meet like-minded swim enthusiasts. Participants are not required to become members od U.S. Master Swimming to participate however member benefits include insurance, Swimmer Magazine subscription, sanctioned events and access to 1,500 Master Swimming clubs around the country. To become a U.S. Master Swimming Member visit

Tuesday and Thursday 6am-7am
$10.00 drop-in
$90.00 for 10 Use Punch Card
(all fees include pool use fee and coaching)
COACH: Derek Beller

Private Swim Lessons 2016

Before registering for lessons, please contact the Recreation Center first at 530-542-6056 to check instructor availability. When registering, IN THE COMMENT SECTION, PLEASE TYPE THE Date, Time, AND Name of the confirmed instructor so we may match our records.

Water Exercise Class H2O

Water Exercise H2O classes are available for:
One Day Adult (19-54 years old) $7
One Day Senior/Disability (55+ years old) $6

Adult (19-54 years old) $50
Senior/Disability (55+ years old) $40

Good Dog Tahoe: Basic Dog Obedience Class Oct/Nov 2016

This basic dog obedience class with instructor Scott Mara will cover all obedience behaviors: sit, down, stay, come and heel. Learn to work WITH your dog using positive methods so your dog will enjoy their training. The first class is a learning theory class. You DO NOT bring your dog to the first class. Space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. Class is for dogs ages 5 months and up. Class fee is $130. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received. This class takes place inside the Recreation gymnasium.

The first class session will be on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:45PM - 8:00PM. The session will run for 6 classes from October 12th through November 16th, 2016.

Aikido 2016 July - December

Aikido is a non-violent and noncompetitive Japanese martial art that
can be done by people of all ages and many levels of physical abilities.
Through Aikido training, you will learn to apply throws, wrist locks and redirections while learning how to move with grace and power. Staff/spear, sword and knife techniques round out a comprehensive martial curriculum. The training is designed for all levels of practitioners.
Sweats and t-shirts are recommended for those that wish to try training
and uniforms are available for committed students.

Classes held in the Aspen Room, Recreation Center,1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Instructors: Mark & Jen Dulyanai

Register online at or call (530)542-6056

Monthly membership is $75/month for either children or adults. Ages 5-adult.
(Call 530-544-0202 or email for more information.)

Zumba with Myee 2016

Who is ready to have some fun and dance the stress away? Zumba is the answer for you! Come and join us in the Latin-inspired fitness class that is dominating the world. Zumba incorporates all types of music with different levels of dance movements. The combination of fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body by bringing a different approach to working out. Zumba is not just great for your body but also for the mind. It helps reduce stress levels, increase energy, and burn calories by combining all elements of fitness (cardio, muscle toning, flexibility, and positive energy). It's the perfect class for everybody and no dance experience is needed. So go with the flow and enjoy a Zumba Fitness-Party!

Instructor: Myee Avecilla
Where: Recreation Complex/Cedar Room-1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
When Mon-Wed 5-6 pm Sat 11 am-12 pm
Cost: $10.00 drop-in fee or 10 Use Punch card for $60.00

Arnis Escrima Kali 2016/2017

Students learn single and double stick techniques including disarming, twirling, sparring drills and bare-handed applications. Located at the Senior Center at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

All students must pay prior to class at the Recreation Center located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Email for more information.

Tae Kwon Do 2016/2017

Tae Kwon Do is designed to teach self-defense, coordination and self-confidence. This is a continuing course for beginners through advanced students. Loose clothing is required. Sign up at the Recreation Center located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Senior Center located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Drop-in rates are $6.00 for children and $10.00 for adults.

Child class (ages 7-15): 4:15pm-5:15pm
Adult class (ages 15 & above): 6:00pm-7:30pm

Call 530-721-0216 or email for more information.

Locker Rentals 2016

$12.00 Monthly Fee
$10.00 Monthly Fee for Swim Team
$1.00 Daily Use

1 Day Use Fee 2016

1 Day Use Fees are available for:
Youth (0-18 years old) $4
Adult (19-54 years old) $6
Senior/Disability (55+ years old) $5

20 Use Punch Cards

20 Use Punch Cards are available for:
Youth (0-18 years old) $45
Adult (19-54 years old) $80
Senior/Disability (55+ years old) $50

90 Day Passes

90 Day Passes are available for:
Youth (0-18 years old) $95
Adult (19-54 years old) $160
Senior/Disability (55+ years old) $120
Family $210
Senior Couple (55+ years old) $160

Family Annual Passes 2015

One Year Passes from date of purchase. $825
Please include the names of family members included on this pass.

Family Annual Passes 2016

One Year Passes from date of purchase. $825
Please include the names of family members included on this pass.

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Understand Your Child's Swimming Ability Level by clicking on and viewing these American Red Cross Guidelines: Swim Levels By Age and Ability.

Swim Lesson Overview:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics (PC)

    Ages 6 months - 3 years

    Familiarizes young children (ages 6 months - 3 years) to the water and prepares them for future Learn-to-Swim Programs. The course is a bonding experience that will leave everyone with wonderful life long memories.

  • Preschool Aquatics (PRE)

    Ages 4 - 5

    Consists of 3 levels, is an integral part of the over all Instructional Aquatic and Water Safety Program. The most elementary of aquatic skills are taught and built on as they progress through the courses with a strong focus on developing good attitudes and safe practices around the water.

  • Learn-to-Swim

    Ages 6 - 17

    Teaches aquatic and personal water safety skills in progression. It consists of 6 levels. Through out the levels participants build on their basic skills to learn various propulsive movements that are refined into the different recognized strokes and build endurance.



STAR Camp, Summer 2016:

  • SUMMER KICK-OFF: Monday, June 20th

  • AGES: 6-12 years (entering grades 1st-6th)

  • DAYS & HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm 

    (sign-in: 8:30am-9:30am; sign-out: 4:30pm-5:30pm)

  • PRICING: $35/day or $150/week; there is an additional cost for Fun Trips - prices are dependent upon location and subject to change

  • WHAT TO BRING: lunch & additional snack, swimsuit & towel, sun protective clothing, hat, tennis shoes, water bottle, & sunscreen.  Please leave electronic devices at home. 

  • REMINDER: Please ensure that your child eats a nourishing breakfast before arriving at camp and packs appropriate clothing for the day's activities.




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