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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 32,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. We have members and units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. 

Drysuit Swim Lake Tahoe

Flotilla 113-11-01 is based in North Lake Tahoe, California, and has been patrolling the lake for over fifty years. It’s tough duty, but somebody has to do it, and yes, as you can see from the picture, we are active year around!

Our Flotilla is very active in conducting safety patrols for water based events in Lake Tahoe, such as swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. We also regularly conduct two boat training with the active duty Coast Guard boats from Station Tahoe, located in Tahoe City California. Other activities in which we focus our efforts include Vessel Safety Checks, boating education, and member training.

We hold our monthly meetings at Coast Guard Station Tahoe on the first Thursday of each month. Our meetings generally consist of a short business meeting followed by a training session on a boating related topic. In our most recent training session our members practiced throwing a heaving line and throw bags.

Our flotilla has several on the water facilities (privately owned boats and personal watercraft that are used part-time for auxiliary patrols) and radio facilities. Because of all the operational activities in which we participate, barely a week goes by that one or more of our boats are on the water, so our members have ample opportunities to participate in on the water activities.


The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention (see the message "From the Commandant"), and each Coast Guard district around the nation has established a senior officer and staff to provide tight liaison and coordination between the active-duty Coast Guard and the various Auxiliary units in that district.

In many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence! In Flotilla 11-01’s case this is often true when we patrol events on the smaller lakes in our area, such as Donner Lake, Boca and Stampede Reservoirs and Pyramid Lake.

But the Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watch standers, uninspected passenger vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerous duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even as chefs! In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications" open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard!


Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. We are organized into 16 districts nationwide, comprised of 171 divisions with approximately 980 flotillas. No matter where you live, there is a flotilla near you. Find the unit nearest to your Zip Code by clicking on "Units" at the top of this page, and then the link "Information On All Units". And for dozens of reasons why you should join, visit "Recruiting". You will not be sorry!

Flotilla 11-01 is always looking for new members. If you want to discuss membership opportunities please contact our division human resources officer, Bryce Leinan, or join us at one of our monthly meetings, guests are always welcome.

If you have any questions about our Flotilla or the Auxiliary send us an email to our flotilla email address,


Tom on Lake Tahoe