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147 new lifeguards trained, bringing the total to more than 2,000!

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New Lifeguards and Equipment

May 2019 saw the 25th "Seminario de Rescate Acuatico" certifying another 147 students in our Lifeguard Academy, bringing the number of Firefighters, Medics, Red Cross, Naval, Zofemat and Hotel security personnel we have trained in Los Cabos to well over 2,000!

In addition, funds raised from our annual SLdS Golf Tournament were used to purchase two WaveRunners fitted with rescue sleds and matching trailer, all of which was donated to the Cabo San Lucas Fire Department during our graduation ceremony.

You'll find more information about these events (and a great picture!) in this article in Los Cabos News:


Summary of Activities:


November 2013 saw our fourth academy on the mainland, in conjunction with Firefighters Crossing Borders and the Zachary Chambers Emergency Services Foundation. The trainees included members of the Bahia de Banderas Fire Dept. as well as volunteers from Sayulita, San Pancho, and Bucerias. Critical rescues have already been performed as a direct result of the training and equipment we have given to these rural communities.


May 2014 saw our twentieth and largest academy for the Baja Peninsula, with over 120 students from Los Cabos, La Paz, Todos Santos, Puerto San Carlos, Ensenada, Rosarito, and Tijuana as well as another group of Naval personnel. Donations raised at our 4th annual golf tournament purchased the extra lifesaving equipment necessary to train such a large group.

In November 2010, Surf Lifesaving del Sur joined with Firefighters Crossing Borders and the Zachary Chambers Emergency Services Foundation to train and certify twenty-five residents of San Pancho and Sayulita as lifeguards. You can read all about it in the article in El Sayulero by Dr. Moises Cuevas (and link to a slideshow of the activities) at http://www.elsayulero.com/story/we-have-lifeguards

May 2010 saw our volunteers holding the fifteenth "Seminario de Rescate Acuatico" with another 25 sets of buoys and fins donated, as well as more rescue boards.
In addition, the 1st Annual Surf Lifesaving del Sur Golf Tournament was a big success with nearly one hundred golfers of all levels taking part, raising close to $4,000 to equip and train new lifeguards and implement lifesaving services.  

March 2007 The IRS has granted non-profit charitable organization status to Surf Lifesaving del Sur. Accordingly, financial gifts and other types of donations are fully tax-deductible. Most importantly, your generous support of Surf Lifesaving del Sur helps save lives.

2004 saw the birth of "Surf Lifesaving del Sur", formed to direct funding into lifesaving training, equipment, and personnel to adequately staff and patrol the public beaches of Los Cabos. In addition to instructing advanced lifesaving academies for El Colegio de Bomberos y Administradores de Emergencias in Cabo San Lucas, we have donated the rescue equipment and literature necessary to run these academies, and equipped the existing Bomberos Salvavidas in the Cabo San Lucas Voluntary Fire Department. Through the dedication and training of volunteers from El H. Cuerpo de Bomberos de Cabo San Lucas and Surf Lifesaving del Sur, primary lifeguarding and rescue response are becoming a reality in Los Cabos.


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