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2018 Spring Lake Swims

March 13, 2015

Spring_Lake_lifeguard_training-470The 26th annual Spring Lake Swims will take place at Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa California on May 19th 2018.  Registration begins at 7:30am and closes at 8:30am.  To register online please visit here.  For a printable copy, please click here.  The 500m will begin at 9:00am with the 1 mile swim start at 9:30am.  No late registrations or refunds.  The race will be patrolled by United States Lifesaving Redwood Coast Chapter open water lifeguards.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The course is an out and back from a sandy beach for the 500m swim and a loop around an island for the 1 mile swim.  The water temperature is typically high 60’s to low 70’s.

This is a great swim for beginners and advanced competitors.  We can’t wait to see you on May 19th!  For more information, please email  Driving directions available here

Results are available at Big Sky Endurance Sports




2014 Northwest Region Lifeguard Competition at Doran Beach

July 4, 2014

DoranBeachRedwood Coast United States Lifesaving Association will be hosting the 2014 Northwest Region USLA Lifesaving Competition at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay CA on July 23rd 2014.  Lifeguards from Washington State, East Bay California, Lake Tahoe and Oregon will be competing in lifeguard skills beginning at 9am with a Beach run and an 800m surf ski.  This is the first time that the Northwest Region will be competing in the Pacific Ocean. For a full list of the schedule of events click here.   For more information on the site, wet suit rentals and camping please go to the competition page.  Coaches or team leaders please bring proof of membership for all participants by signing up for the USLA membership prior to the event.  Please contact David Robinson at with any questions on how to do this.

Spring Lake Swims 2014

March 16, 2014

Redwood Coast Masters is once again hosting the 500m and 1 mile Spring Lake Swims in beautiful Northern California on May 17th, 2014.  We think we have fixed the finish by doing the course in the opposite direction this year.  This will give racers a straight shot at the sandy finish.  The 500m will begin at 9am and the 1mile at 9:30am.  Registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:30am for both events.  Mail registration is available here and online registration available here.  There is more information including course maps under the Open Water Swimming tab.  If you have any questions, please email David at

Results are now available under the Openwater Swimming Tab.

Northwest Region 2013 Competition at Yorty Creek Lake Sonoma

October 14, 2013

yortycreek2The 2013 Northwest Region Lifeguard competition was hosted by the Redwood Coast chapter of the Northwest Region, United States Lifesaving Association.  The northwest region encompasses Northern California through Hawaii and east to Montana and Colorado.  Lifeguards compete in running, swimming and lifeguard skills.  This year, Redwood Coast eeked out a win.  For complete results, go to the competition tab, or click here.

Northwest Region to host the Spring 2013 USLA National Board of Directors Meeting at the Flamingo Resort and Spa

January 14, 2013

Wine Country PhotoOn April 18th, 19th and 20th 2013, the Northwest Region of the United States Lifesaving Association will be hosting the Spring 2013 National Board of Directors meeting in Santa Rosa California.  Nestled in beautiful wine country, the Flamingo Resort and Spa boasts world class rooms and amenities while being only minutes away from the beautiful Sonoma Valley and Russian River vineyards.

Lifesavers from all over the world are invited to attend the conference.  Room rates are discounted to $ 109 April 17th and 18th and $139 April 19th and 20th for those attending the conference.  Conference attendees will have to call the Flamingo directly at 800-848-8300 in order to make their reservations by identifying themselves as part of the Pacific Northwest Region United States Lifesaving Association or by saying USLA .

There is so much to do in wine country, from wine and microbrewery tastings which are a short cab ride from the resort, to surfing, diving, hot air balloon rides, hiking and biking.  Sonoma County is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

We look forward to a fun and educational conference.  See you in April.

You can register via mail or online.

Please forward any questions to

Northwest Regional Lifeguard Competition

July 21, 2012

Congratulations to the Redwood Coast Chapter for winning the 2012 Northwest Region United States Lifesaving Assocation Competition.  The was the first year in over 10 years that a team from Oregon was able to attend the games.  The competition was fierce and the comaraderie was fantastic.  A special thank you to the Tahoe Nevada Guards and Nevada State Parks for co-sponsoring the event.  Full results are available on the competition page.

January 9, 2012

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