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Lifeguard class

Looking to become a lifeguard? Below are our lifeguard classes. Fill out a lifeguard class registration form with the class dates if you are ready or fill out an inquiry if you have any questions. 

Class requirements

  • Student must be 15 years of age by the last day of class.

  • $25 non-refundable deposit must be paid to secure spot in the class PRIOR to the class.

  • Remaining payment must be paid in CASH or CHECK (Check can be made out to Swim Houston Pool Management) at the swim test. 

  • Payment plan is available for Swim Houston employees only. Please email for more information regarding payment plans.  

  • Student must attend all class dates in each session

  • Student is responsible for providing own swim wear and towel for the swim test and lifeguarding portion of the class (goggles not recommended). 

  • Female students are encouraged to wear a one piece swimsuit or 2 piece guard suit. Please refrain from wearing string bikinis.

  • Male students are encouraged to wear boarding shorts or swim trunks. Please refrain from wearing speedos. 

  • Job application will be given out at the swim test. Application must be returned to instructor on the second day of class along with a copy of student's ID and social security card. 

* Swim Houston reserves all rights to cancel a class session. Students will be moved to the next available class.* 

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The following will be tested at the swim test. ​

  • Must be 15 years of age by the last day of class

  • Swim 300 yards non-stop using either breast stroke or front crawl.

  • Tread in water for 2 minutes with arms under armpits or in the air. 

  • Swim 20 yards, dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, and swim 20 yards facing up with holding object with both hands.  

Class location


Swim Test & LG Portion: 24526 Falcon Point Dr. Katy, TX 77494

CPR Portion: Swim Houston Office

5120 Franz Rd Ste. 700 Katy, TX 77493


Swim Test & LG Portion: 26126 Roesner Rd. Katy, TX 77494

CPR Portion: Swim Houston Office

5120 Franz Rd Ste. 700 Katy, TX 77493


Swim Test, LG & CPR:

7419 Brookleaf Dr.

Houston, TX 77041


Swim Test, LG & CPR:

5110 Waterview Estates Trail

Richmond, TX 77407


Swim Test, LG & CPR:

1910 Williams Trace Blvd. 

Sugar Land, TX 77031


Employee who wishes to get re-certified must have an American Red Cross Lifeguard & CPR/AED certification within the last two years. 

* Re-certification is only available for those who are entering their 3rd+ years of lifeguarding. 

* Swim Houston instructors has the right to request a student to take the full course if skills requirements are not met.

Class pricing

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited Time): $100.00 (no uniform)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Limited Time): $175.00 (with uniform)

REGULAR: $125.00 (no uniform)

REGULAR: $200.00 (with uniform)

RECERTIFICATION (Employee Only): $100.00 (no uniform) 

NON-EMPLOYEE: $300 (no uniform)

Payment plan is available for employee only. Please contact the office for more information.  

Please check back for class dates. 

REGULAR Class Dates

REcertification Class Dates

Non-employee Class Dates

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