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 $220 for residents and $250 for non-residents.

Scholarships Available: 

  • 2020 American Red Cross Centennial Campaign: Now available for both Tukwila Residents and Non-Residents. Click here to download an application.

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.