Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injured patrons. This course certifies successful participants in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First-Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

  • Participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last course date.
  • Students must pass a pre-course swim test that is administered on (or before) the first day of training (see below)
  • This Training requires students to complete online coursework prior to, and between the class sessions.
  • Course schedule is an Intensive format of two 10-hour days, requiring sustained energy for several hours in the pool.
  • Certification is not guaranteed, success is based on each student's Performance.     Prepare | Participate | Perform
  • Students must successfully complete final skills and written testing at the end of Day 2 in order to gain Certification.

Why Safe N Sound Training

We present the curriculum in an easy-to-understand way that keeps participants engaged throughout the course. Our focus on the individual keeps us aware of each participant’s progress and understanding of the content. Our goal is for all participants to successfully complete the course with confidence, ready to save lives.

Pool temperature matters! Learning any skill in the water is much more pleasant in warmer temperatures- from learning to Swim, Scuba Diving, or Lifeguarding. Our 88 degree pool is a perfect place to learn, while our classroom is bright and welcoming.  Participants will have access to our locker room and shower facilities, and towel service is available.

We can provide training sessions for your group, by request. We also offer CPR/AED & First-Aid for the workplace! Train your staff Today.

We are centrally located in Seattle, north of Downtown between several popular neighborhoods. Our location has excellent public transit options and the area is bicycle friendly as well. Parking is available and our Lake Union location can’t be beat!


Refund and Reschedule Options:

Notice Period Refund Amount Reschedule Fee
 > 21 days       100%       no fee
14-20 days        75%       no fee
 7-13 days        50%        $ 50
 < 7 days    no refunds        $100


Sign up Now!

To register for a scheduled class, use the self-registration button above. If you prefer, you may call or email our Enrollment Department. They can be reached at (206) 285-9279 or <>

Upcoming Courses

Early June (Saturdays)

Blended Learning Course
June 3rd & 10th
Sessions are 11am-9pm

June (Weekdays)

In-Person Course (no online coursework)
June 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th
Sessions are 8am- 4:00pm

Late June (Saturdays)

Blended Learning Course
June 17th & 24th
Sessions are 11am- 9pm

American Red Cross
Digital Content

Blended Learning

Lifeguard Manual


Safe N Sound Swimming

Course Fees

Our cost is $225. You will pay a separate Certificate fee of $35 directly to the American Red Cross to support continued development of the curriculum.

We offer access to the digital version of the Lifeguard Manual, available for download.  A paper copy of the manual is available for an additional $40.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Pre-course Swim test (Prerequisite skills test)

  • 300 yard swim using crawl stroke or breaststroke, demonstrating rythmic breathing. (Must swim with your face in the water)
  • 2 minutes of treading water without using your hands. (Your head must stay above water)
  • Timed brick retrieval in 8 feet of water. (20 yard swim, dive to retrieve object, swim 20 yards back - on your back - without your hands)
  • More detailed pre-course information can be found in Lifeguard FAQs. (We have options to attempt the Prerequisite skills before enrolling in the course)