American Red Cross

Lifeguard  Instructor Certification (LGI)

Do you enjoy lifeguarding and want to take your skills to the next level? Become a Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Full Course $345

with current lifeguard certification

LGI Re-entry


LGI Review Course


Must have current lifeguard certification to participate in an LGI course.

Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and certification to train others in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and/or CPR & First-Aid courses. The ideal Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) already demonstrates leadership abilities, communicates clearly and respectfully and has a desire to empower others. Instructor candidates must be completely proficient with all Lifeguarding skills and knowledge, and be ale to successfully perform CPR without assistance. This class is a Blended Learning Training course. To complete the Blended Learning portion of the course, you will need a computer with internet access.

Course Requirements

  • 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)

  • Swim 10 yards underwater to collect 3 submerged objects before returning to the surface.

  • Participants must hold a currently valid Lifeguard Certificate issued by The American Red Cross

  • Demonstrate proficiency with all rescue skills

  • Certification is not guaranteed. Success is based on each student's Performance.  

Course Dates

LGI Course

January 2020

15th, 21st 22nd, & 29th

April 2020

15th 22nd & 28th

LGI/IT Review

January 2020


September 2020


Course Sessions

8:00 am to 4:00 pm



further notice

The American Red Cross has canceled all Lifeguard courses until further notice due to safety and health concerns related to the Coronavirus.

Course Refund and Reschedule Options:

  • Full refund when cancelled more than 15 days prior to the course start date. 

  • 50% refund when cancelled 14 days prior to the course start date. 

  • No refund when cancelled within 7 days prior to the course start date. $25 fee to Reschedule.

Why Certify with Safe N Sound?

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.

Our courses are specifically designed for busy people. Public classes are regularly scheduled and we can usually provide training sessions for your group, by request.

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!