Lifeguard Courses

Obtain a highly sought-after certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard! This includes First-Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. You will learn lifelong skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide premium care for injured swimmers.

Become A Lifeguard

Have you always wanted to be a lifeguard but you’re not sure you can pass the physically demanding skills required? That’s ok! Test out your skills by signing up for our tryout session. In this unique approach, $29 will tell you if you have what it takes to be a lifeguard! Better yet? Successful candidates will have this course fee applied to their LG certification course.

Are you already a certified AMR Lifeguard with expiring certs? No problem! We’ve got you covered! Register for our Lifeguard Review Course to easily 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. Get started today!

Renew Your Certification


Advanced Courses

It’s no secret that here in Western Washington, we have more lakes and beaches than pools. It’s a no brainer then to take your certification and skills to the next level by adding the Waterfront Lifeguard Certification to your experience!

With the Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, you’ll be part of an elite crew because the module is only available to all currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguards. 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 is proud to have been in the teaching business for over 34 years. Our Lifeguard Instructors present your curriculum in an easy-to-understand way while keeping you engaged throughout the interactive course. Our hands-on approach and focus on you keeps us aware of your progress and understanding of the content as we present group class curriculum. Our goal is for you to successfully complete courses with confidence, motivation to promote safety, and professionalism for your students and staff.

Try Before You Buy

Feeling unsure if lifeguarding is right for you? We’re happy to offer "tryout" sessions for aspiring Lifeguards. Before signing up for the Certification Course we always recommend you try-out your abilities by attempting our pre-course skills test. Unfortunately, providers are not able to refund the course cost when a person is unsuccessful with the pre-course skills and we definitely don't want that to happen to you! For as little as $29 you can attend one of our Pre-Course Tryout sessions. If you want to proceed after, the 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 like you! 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 for you to fulfill your dream as soon as possible. A group class for an organization is available and can be scheduled by request.

Warm 88 degree Pool

Learning any skill in the water always feels better in warmer temperatures! Whether you’re 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, we even have a towel service 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 all your public transit needs and the area is bicycle friendly! If you’re driving to us, on-site parking is also available. Our Lake Union location can’t be beat!