Looking to Earn Your Lifeguard Certification?

At Five Points Washington, we value pool safety above all else. No one wants their child to be hurt in the water. That's why we teach you how to enforce proper safety measures and prevent others from drowning through our American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses.

When Are the Classes?

Initial Certification Classes and/or Re-Certification Classes are offered January-May.  We also offer one Fall Session. We will post class dates closer to the times they are offered. 


FALL SPECIAL!! Get Certified for $275. This is $100 off our normal class price!!

October Lifeguard Course

10/8: 4-6 PM, 10/19: 9 AM-6 PM, 10/20: 9 AM-6 PM  REGISTER NOW!


Classes will most likely end before the posted times each day, but per the Red Cross we must post the maximum suggested run times. The instructor will keep the participants up to date on times.


  • Participants must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Successfully complete a 300-yard continuous swim using front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.
  • Successfully tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Successfully swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb object from a depth of 7-10 ft using a surface dive, then return to starting point swimming with both hands on the object and keeping face at or near the surface of the water.

Failure to complete the pre-requisites will result in removal from the course.

Class Format/Requirements

  • This is a blended learning course. Participants will meet on the first day of class to perform the pre-requisite swim tests, receive their materials for the course, and begin their introduction into the course. They will have the time between that date and the next scheduled class date to complete the online learning portion of the course. The last 2 days of class are in-person trainings and will conclude the course. 
  • Participants must be in attendance for the entire length of the course in-person course and complete the entire online learning portion prior to concluding the course.  
  • In order to pass the course, participants must successfully demonstrate all land scenarios and in-water skills and complete both multiple choice tests with a score of 80% or higher. 

Initial Certification Courses are $375, except our November class, which is offered at our special rate of $275. 

Re-Certification Courses are $135. 

All certifications are valid for 2 years. 

For more information, contact Aquatics Manager, Mollie Wright at  molliew@fivepointswashington.org or call 309-444-8222.