Current Session Info

American Red Cross Lifeguarding May 2018

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: A total of 28 hours of instruction. Session B class is a combination of hands on instruction and online learning. 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: Derek Beller, American Red Cross Certified Instructor

8 HOURS of ONLINE INSTRUCTION and SWIM TEST must be completed before 1st class: By appointment only. Contact Front Desk (530) 542-6056.

Session B:
9 Classes: May 4th, 2018 - May 21st, 2018
Fridays: 5/4, 5/11, & 5/18
Class Times: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays: 5/5, 5/12, & 5/19
Class Times: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mondays: 5/7, 5/14, & 5/21
Class Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Minimum of three students
Maximum of ten students

Cost: $135.00 plus $36 fee paid to ARC

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

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Class May 2018

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 conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants' progress. Successful candidates are eligible to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim, Adult Swim classes, as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and other aquatic presentations. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and be proficient swimmers, able to successfully complete the pre course session. Class offering includes 25 hours of facility time and 8 hours of online content. Successful completion of this workshop includes the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate (valid for 2 years).

Facilitator: Larry Phippen, American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor Instructor Trainer

Prerequisites: See Facility Handout (Contact Front Desk to receive handout)
Must complete the online orientation AND the Swim Test by the 1st class: By appointment only.
Prior to first class candidate must complete Round/Lesson 1 & 2 assignments
Contact the Front Desk at 530.542.6056

Dates: May 11th - June 2nd, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
(No classes on 5/25, 5/26, & 6/1)

Cost: $135.00 plus $36 fee paid to ARC

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

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Private Swim Lessons 2018

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 2018

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

Arnis Escrima Kali 2018 January -June

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. Or call Rick at 530.721.0216.

Tae Kwon Do 2018 January - June

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.

Zumba with Myee January-June 2018

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 Costanzo
Where: Recreation Complex/Cedar Room-1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
When Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00p -6:00p and
Saturdays: 11:00a - 12:00p

Cost: $10.00 drop-in fee or 10 Use Punch card for $60.00

No Classes on:
Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Aikido 2018 January - June

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.)

1 Day Shower

1 Day Shower Fees are available for:
Adult (19-54 years old) $3
Senior (55+ years old) $2

1 Day Use Fee 2018

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 2018

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

Locker Rentals 2018

$12.00 Monthly Fee
$10.00 Monthly Fee for Swim Team

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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 26th

  • 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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