The Selah Aquatic Center is hosting lifeguard training classes that will have you certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard!

Registration open now and closes May 15 or at 10 participants.  Click HERE for pdf registration form.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be age 15 by the last class.

  • Pass the swim pre-test:  swim 300 yards (crawl stroke/freestyle and/or breaststroke); swim 20 yards to retrieve a 10-pound brick from the deep end and swim back holding brick at surface level with both hands in under 1 minute 20 seconds, tread water 2 minutes using no hands.

  • Complete the online portion of the class: proof of online completion must be shown at first in-person class.

  • Attend all in-person sessions: Lifeguards must show maturity in decisions and responsibility in actions.  All classes must be attended and lifeguard candidates must be prepared for each session.

  • Pass the written test with 80% or better: One of the written tests is included in the online portion, the other is taken after the completion of the in-person water test.  Only two chances to pass this test are allowed.  A study guide is available.

  • Pass the in-water scenario tests: Each scenario must be passed in order to pass the lifeguard training course.  Two attempts are allowed for each scenario.  

Class dates for both new lifeguards and previously certified lifeguards with expired certifications:


May 23rd through 26th 4pm to 6pm each day, May 31st 3:30-5:30pm, June 1st & 3rd 3:30-5:30pm, June 6th & 7th 3:30-6:30

Price (minimum of 6 students): $170  plus $40 Red Cross Registration fee

Students are required to have their own fanny pack and CPR shield.  Bring your own or notify us when registering that you need to purchase one from us.

Renewal class for lifeguards with UNEXPIRED Certifications:

QUESTIONS:   Contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director at 509-901-1838 or email for more information.