Lifeguard "Tryout" sessions!

See if you can pass the pre-test before signing up for the Training Course.


There is a huge demand for Lifeguards in and around Seattle, especially during the summer when outdoor pools and beaches open for the season. Have you thought about becoming a Lifeguard but you're not so sure about the pre-test? We have your solution!


Sign up now for one of our Pre-Course sessions and test your skills. When you're successful then we'll help you book a spot in one of our frequent Lifeguard Courses. We'll even apply your Pre-Course payment toward the tuition! You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. We've posted the guidelines below to help you prepare.

Pre-requisite skills:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using crawl stroke or breaststroke, demonstrating rhythmic 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)
  • Watch the videos below to see successful pre-req tests and explanations.

For those less confident in performing the Pre-Course skills successfully:

  • We strongly encourage you to attempt the prerequisite skills before enrolling in the course.
  • With a fee of $29, you may "try-out" before enrolling in the Lifeguarding Course.
  • Pre-course Sessions are scheduled regularly to give you this opportunity- before you spend over $200 booking a class.
  • When you successfully complete the skills, your fee can be applied toward the Lifeguarding Course.
  • If you are unsuccessful with the skills, we will give you the information you need to improve and re-attempt at another time.
  • Verification of skills is good for 30 days prior to the course.

Sign Up for the Pre-Course

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

After you successfully complete the Pre-Course, our team will apply your Pre-Course fee to the Lifeguard Course. You may then book the Lifeguard Course online and pay only the Course Balance.

Upcoming Pre-Course Sessions





November 13th     7:30pm-9pm

November 30th     7:30pm-9pm

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 recruit Job applicants from our Lifeguard Courses, making this a great opportunity for employment!


Lifeguard demonstrates skills

Participants nail it!

Safe N Sound Swimming