San Diego Lifesaving Association

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SDLG Relief Fund

SDLG Relief Fund

In 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 crises.

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