Lifeguard Courses

Become certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard which includes First-Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. You will learn skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injured patrons.

Become A Lifeguard

Want to be a lifeguard but not sure you can pass the physically demanding skills required? Sign up for our Tryout session. For only $29 you can learn if you have what it takes to be a lifeguard. 



Successful candidates have this course fee applied to their

LG certification course.

Are you a certified AMR Lifeguard with expiring certs? Register for our Lifeguard Review Course to renew your certification. The Red Cross allows Lifeguards with certifications expired within the past 30 days to also renew their certification by passing this Review Course.

Renew Your Certification


Advanced Courses

Here in Western Washington, we have more lakes and beaches than pools. Why not take your certification to the next level by adding the Waterfront Lifeguard Certification to your experience?

The Waterfront Lifeguard Certification module is available to all currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Successful completion of this module certifies you to guard most non-surf waterfronts such as lakes and other swimming areas.

Waterfront LG

Experience The Safe N Sound Way

Safe N Sound has been in teaching business for over 34 years. Our Lifeguard Instructors present the curriculum in an easy-to-understand way keeping participants engaged throughout the course. Our focus on the individual keeps us aware of each participant’s progress and understanding of the content as we present group class curriculum. Our goal is for all participants to successfully complete courses with confidence, ready to promote safety and professionalism.

Try Before You Buy

We offer "tryout" sessions for aspiring Lifeguards. Before signing up for the Certification Course we highly recommend that you try-out by attempting the pre-course skills test. Providers are not able to refund the course cost when a person is unsuccessful with the pre-course skills and we don't want that to happen to you. For $29 you can attend one of our Pre-Course Tryout sessions.  Fee is applied to your Lifeguard Certification course if you pass the pre-course tryout.

Blended Learning


Our courses are specifically designed for busy people. With most sessions of our water courses held on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon and evening, we carefully format our course to be completed in the shortest time reasonable. A group class for an organization is available and can be scheduled by request.

Warm 88 degree Pool

Learning any skill in the water is much more pleasant in warmer temperatures- from learning to Swim, SCUBA Dive, or Lifeguard. 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 for our water classes.

On the Shores of Lake Union - Seattle

We are centrally located in Seattle, north of Downtown minutes away from Queen Anne, Freemont, Magnolia and Ballard neighborhoods. Our location has excellent public transit options and the area is bicycle friendly. Parking is available. Our Lake Union location can’t be beat!