Pre-Course

Tryout

Safe N Sound Exclusive

Want to become a lifeguard but not sure if you pass the physical demands and swimming requirements of the certification course? This quick course is just for you.

Course Fee

$29

If you are successful, we will apply the$29 fee to your Certification Course fee.

Course Description

In order to become a lifeguard, candidates must demonstrate a proficiency in swimming related abilities. All lifeguard candidates are required by the American Red Cross to demonstrate these skills known as Pre-Skills Requirements prior to beginning a certification course. Participants in this tryout course practice these physical skills required for enrolling in a lifeguard certification course. We HIGHLY recommend this course if you are not sure you can pass these skill requirements. There is no refund for candidates that fail the pre-course skills test. So, if you are unsure, take this tryout out course. 

Course Dates

Call to Schedule An Appointment

(206)-285-9279

Course Sessions

By Appointment Only

Practice Skills Covered

  • 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)

If you are successful at passing the pre-skill requirements, your $29 fee will be applied as a credit toward your Lifeguard Certification Course fee. If you are unsuccessful, your instructor will give you feedback and instruction on how to improve so you can pass the pre-skill requirements in the future.