We have Lifeguard "Try-out" sessions! See if you can pass the pre-test!

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.
  • This Training requires students to complete online coursework prior to, and between the class sessions.
  • Course schedule is an Intensive format which requiring sustained energy and focus for several hours in the pool.
  • Students must attend all course sessions and actively participate in skills practice
  • Students must successfully complete final skills and written testing at the end of Day 2 in order to gain Certification.
  • Certification is not guaranteed, success is based on demonstrating competency in all of the skills.    
    • Prepare | Participate | Perform

Pre-Course skill Session:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously 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 10# 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.

If you're 100% ready for the Pre-Course skills:

  • You may enroll directly into the Lifeguarding Course
  • Your Pre-Course will be included with Session 1 on Friday evening. 
  • Save $76 today! We provide digital access to the Lifeguard Manual and include your Certificate Fee!


Pay only $252 for this course with a leading provider

Sign up for the full Lifeguard Course


For those less confident about Pre-Course skills:

  • We encourage you to Try-out the Pre-Course skills before enrolling in the Course.
  • With a fee of $29, you may "try-out" before enrolling in the Lifeguarding Course. 
  • If you are unsuccessful we will give you the feedback you need to improve.

Learn more about Try-outs

Course Refund and Reschedule Options:

Full refund when you cancel more than 14 days in advance

75% refund when you cancel less than 14 days in advance

$25 fee to Reschedule within 7 days of the course. No refunds available.


To register for a scheduled class, use the self-registration button above.

You may call or email us at (206) 285-9279 or <Train@snsswim.com>

Upcoming Courses



2019 Courses


8th, 9th & 16th



1st, 2nd & 9th



5th, 6th & 13th



10th, 11th & 18th



(May) 31st, June 1st & 8th

21st, 22nd & 29th



19th, 20th & 27th



9th, 10th & 17th



13th, 14th & 21st



11th, 12th & 19th



8th, 9th & 16th



6th, 7th & 14th


Frequently Asked Questions 

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!


We do recruit job applicants from our Lifeguard Courses, making this a great opportunity for employment.

Safe N Sound Swimming