Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Certification Courses open to the public

Earn an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, good for 2 years.  This class is available to anyone age 15 and up who can pass the prerequisite swim test. The total cost of this course is $150 ($25+$125) for residents and $170 ($25+$145) for non-residents, including the prerequisite test fee.  Tukwila residents are also eligible to apply for scholarship funds to pay for their registration fees.  If you apply for the Lifeguard Trainee program and work for the Tukwila pool for 11 weeks, your course fees may be reimbursed to you.  Learn more about employment opportunities at the Tukwila Pool here.

Prerequisite: Prior to beginning the Lifeguard Certification Course, students must pass a Lifeguard Prerequisite Test where they will demonstrate swimming 300 yards (6 laps/12 lengths) continuously, treading water for 2 minutes, and retrieving a 10-lb weight from the bottom of the pool within 1 minutes and 40 seconds. Those who pass the prerequisite class will be permitted to register for this Lifeguard Certification Course.

Upcoming dates for Lifeguard Certification Course:

    • Pre-test: December 30th 3pm-4pm
  • Lifeguard Certification Course: Jan 2-9:30am- 6pm, Jan 3-9:30am-6:00pm, Jan 4-9:30am-6:30pm, and January 5 10:00am-1:00pm (January 5th only if needed)
    Register for the prerequisite test today!  Click here and choose “Lifeguard Certification”

If you are unable to make one of the dates above but would like to register for and attend a Lifeguard Certification Course, you may be able to test by appointment.  Please call 206-267-2350 for more information.