August of 2015, San Diego Lifeguard Gareth Chapman suffered a cervical injury
while on duty. Gareth was a Lifeguard I (seasonal Lifeguard) and coming close
to the end of the peak season. Lifeguard's I normally work 40-hour work weeks
from mid-June through Labor Day, and are not guaranteed employment in the
"off" season. Unfortunately for Gareth, his injuries prohibited him
from working his off season job, which left him without a livable wage. With
the help of the community, and his fellow Lifeguards, we were able to pull
together enough funds to give him a weekly paycheck during his recovery. Gareth
is back on full duty and operating at full tilt!
In a partnership with Teamsters Local 911, the San Diego
Lifesaving Association created the San Diego Lifeguard Relief fund. A perpetual
fund created to provide financial support in time of personal injury and family
We thank you for your support!
The San Diego Lifesaving Association is a IRS 501c3, tax exempt, non-profit organization. All SDLA Officers and Committee members work on a volunteer basis. The SDLA upholds the mission of the United States Lifesaving Association and operates under its bylaws. If you are in need of a donation letter, please contact the SDLA President at SDLAPresident@sdlifesaving.org.