Everything about my experience with Happy Swimmers has been amazing! From the scheduling to the fantastic teacher they sent for my 5 and 6 year old. The instructor, Emma, had to contend with 2 very different personalities along with 2 different levels of swimming experience. She was more than equipped to deal with that and gave each child unparalleled support, encouragement and instruction. I highly recommend this service to all parents that want to give their child a great experience in being water safe!
– Lana W, Burbank, CA
We have three kids ages 7, 4, and 2 & 1/2. This was our second year having Happy Swimmers, with instructor Trisha Commons, come teach our kids (the two oldest) to swim. I tried another company the year before I tried Happy Swimmers and although the kids learned swim safety, they were bored and did not learn how to enjoy the pool. Trisha got our son, who did not really like swimming, having fun and by the end of last year could swim the entire length of the pool on his own.
Trisha is great with the kids and is flexible in her teaching style to work with different personalities. She is able to get the kids confident in their abilities and teaches them how to swim, but also teaches them how to have fun! I will definitely be asking Happy Swimmers and Trisha to teach the kids again next year.
– Kim W, Coto De Caza, CA
I have a toddler and a pool and wanted to make sure my son learned water safety. After taking some group classes last summer, I knew I wanted more one-on-one attention at our home. This summer I reviewed several in-home companies and was impressed with Happy Swimmers approach of water safety.
Trish worked with my stubborn 2-yr old 2-3 times a week. Within the first lesson he knew how to climb out of the pool and to ask permission before getting in. Although our goal was to get him water comfortable more than “swimming”, he indeed learned to swim within a few weeks. We extended our lessons and really appreciated Trish’s approach. We will sign up again next summer. Many of our friends with children happened to be present on several lessons and I expect they will also sign up next summer as well.
– Rebecca M, San Fernando, CA
Hired a happy swimmers for private life guard for a party for over 200 people at my house. The lifeguard was great. She called to confirm before, came on time, and stayed later then we originally signed up because the party went over. She also showed up on time despite there by a black out that because of storms the day before. I highly recommend Happy Swimmers.
– Tiffany B, Leesburg, VA
Laura Ipina is my son’s instructor and I was absolutely amazed with the progress made in just 8 sessions. My son is 7 and had an aversion to swimming lessons. Laura changed all of that and now he just loves to swim and I can honestly say that he can now swim. We plan to continue on with Laura. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an instructor who works really well with children. Thank you Laura. We look forward to continuing Joey’s swimming lessons with you!
– Dyan M, Scottsdale, AZ
I have a swimming teacher from this company. Her name is TRISHA!!!!!!! I’m very happy with her. She is Very flexible on the time and very good with kids. My baby girl learn in no time how to kick, swim under the water with open eyes:)))) and day by day she is getting better and better. THank you teacher TRISHA!!!!!!!
– Katalin V, WEST HILLS, CA
I have had nothing but great experiences using Happy Swimmers. My twins learned to swim like little fish with a private instructor at 3 and 1/2 years old. Just recently I have hired a lifeguard for a children’s pool party and was extremely happy. They are very quick to respond and are super efficient and professional. I really couldn’t be happier and recommend constantly to friends. I will continue using lifeguard services…excellent!!!!!
– Paula P, Los Angeles, CA
We have used Happy Swimmers as our pool party lifeguards since 2009. John Tyler is a top notch business owner–very customer service oriented, plus great hand-picked staff of lifeguards. All of the Happy Swimmers lifeguards who have come to our house have been extremely professional, polite and are great with kids.
– Kiki G, Los Angeles, CA
I have hired Happy Swimmers as lifeguards several times for parties (last minute and planned) and they always come through with professional lifeguards. Each time the lifeguard has been very professional in appearance and attitude. They have also been great interacting with the small children at the parties while keeping them safe. Well worth the money spent. A definitely go to for our house.
– Carrie W, Beverly Hills, CA
I’ve taken the Happy Swimmers’ Professional Lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid class at least four times during my 10+ years of being a lifeguard. John, the owner and class instructor, makes the business of certification fun for first timers and returning guards alike. His prices are reasonable, the locations (I’ve attended class at both Pierce College and Valley College) are always convenient, and John himself is a joy to be around. He is funny, extremely knowledgeable, and wears the best sarongs in town. Take this class!
– Shelly H, Los Angeles, CA
I recently had a lesson with owner John Tyler and cannot speak highly enough about him. I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge of the ocean and how to read the surf, currents, rips, and all of the incredibly valuable safety information one needs when ocean swimming. He is a great all-around teacher who knows when to challenge a student and how to cheer them on. HIghly recommended without reservation.
– Jonathan P, Manhattan, NY
At the age of 35 I decided to learn how to swim and overcome my fear of the water. I decided to contact John Tyler, the founder of Happy Swimmers, and he agreed to teach me. I can now swim freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke, side stroke, tread water and dive — and I am comfortable not only in the pool but in the OCEAN! I highly recommend Happy Swimmers for anyone who wants to explore the joy of swimming. John Tyler is an absolutely fantastic teacher. His patience, positive approach to swimming, cheering on and professional expertise made our lessons an absolute joy. His approach proved to me that it’s never too late to learn how to swim, and truly ENJOY the experience!
– Sabina P, Manhattan, NY
We hired Cush Gillen via Happy Swimmers to teach our 9 year old daughter. First off I have to mention that owner John Tyler was most understanding the previous summer, when our pool heater wasn’t working and we had to postpone lessons. He gave me a prompt refund and we were pleased to start this summer.
Anyway, my lil one couldn’t do ANYTHING, even blow bubbles, & was terribly afraid of the water. The very first lesson, we were shocked at the progress and how she was traveling even into the deep end. Soon she could doggie paddle, float, and even go under water for batons! The list of skills grew daily. In a handful of lessons, she progressed faster than my older daughter did in YEARS of training. Best of all, the 9 year old immediately became confident and LOVED the water…saying that Cush’s lessons were her favorite part of the week by miles. Cush was respectful, gentle, punctual, and truly seems to love both kids and his job. I can’t say enough compliments about him…Cush Gillen and Happy Swimmers are as good as it gets!
And yes, I am continuing with lessons…
– Angel B, Los Angeles, CA
Signed up my 5 year old daughter for private swim lessons with Happy Swimmers–it was a GREAT experience. Contacted them at very short notice as we were heading for summer vacation and had limited dates. They were very diligent in trying to find us an instructor who could come at such short notice. The individual instructor, Jen was extremely accommodating, changing around the timings of the swim lesson at the last minute if it rained or was too chilly. She was really great with my daughter and got her comfortable in the water very quickly. I plan to sign up again next summer.
– R. N. Chevy Chase, MD
Our experience with Happy Swimmers has been great! Our son’s teacher, Diana is personable and I love her teaching method. She does not let him give up, which is so important when you are learning something new. We are glad to have found Diana and Happy Swimmers!
– Neelam C, Washington, DC
I was the event coordinator for our church’s summer retreat at Sonoma State University couple weeks ago. I used Happy Swimmers for the safety of our pool party. The lifeguards who provided the services were on time, extremely professional, proactive, and friendly. I would definitely use Happy Swimmers again for the same event in the future.
– Josh Q, Pleasanton, CA
I’m a party planner and I use Happy Swimmers whenever I need a lifeguard at an event. They always send us great lifeguards, some are even licensed EMT’s! I highly recommend them if you need a lifeguard for your next birthday or pool based event.
– Sophie M, South San Francisco, CA
Our experience with Happy Swimmers has been outstanding. Jen is my son’s instructor. She is wonderful and was able to connect with him right away. We hope to work with her all summer long
– Maria P, Potomac, MD
My 8 year old daughter has an amazing swim instructor by the name of Trish Commons who has been so wonderful! She is patient, fun and so good with my daughter. Before lessons with Trish my daughter was afraid to even put her head in the water but by our 3rd session, my daughter was practically swimming on her own. Trish has made this such a fun and positive experience and it makes my daughter eager to learn more! Im so happy I went with Happy Swimmers!
– Johnee J, Canyon Country, CA
I’ve used Happy Swimmers many times over the last few years for swim lessons and lifeguards for swim parties. I’ve been pleased with every single experience. This summer swim instructor Kelsey taught my daughter to swim. Kelsey is excellent. She is a natural with young kids. I highly recommend her. She is the best swim instructor we have ever used!!
– Sheri L, Chatsworth, CA
I, David Meyers, had received CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard training and certification from happy swimmers. The training abundantly clear and fun. I made new friends and am working on my way to becoming a full time lifeguard. Happy Swimmers Has helped my life a great deal and has shown me what it takes to save lives: Hard work, Determination, and the will to press on. They have fully trained me to save lives.
– David M, Lancaster, CA
Carla, our instructor is an absolute gem. She has taught our 2 boys, 3 and 5 year olds with utmost patience and persistence. They always look forward to seeing her!
– Shiksha H, Los Angeles, CA
Our daughter had Trish as her instructor. Trish did a fantastic job, not only breaking down her fears, but building her confidence. We truly appreciate everything Trish and Happy Swimmers did for us!
– Rick D, West Hills, CA
My son has just completed lessons with Greg and we wanted to let you know how wonderful he was. Our son was very fearful and Greg handled things perfectly! He is swimming well and his confidence is much higher! Greg really was above my expectations and we just loved him!! Thank you!!
– Carrie S, Yorba Linda, CA
We had a 7 year olds birthday party with all of them swimming. I hired two lifegaurds from Happy Swimmers. Booked and paid online. Very easy and communication was great. Then the life guards called me to discuss in person what was needed if there was anything. And they were both very professional ladies at the party.
– Mindi P, Portland, OR
I am a happy user of Happy Swimmers. Carla Brown has come and wrought miracles with 2 grandchildren, 7 and 5, and a great grandchild, 3. She is on time and very nice to deal with, but most important, the children learn to swim, and enjoy doing it!
–Kathrine Baxter B, PACIFIC PLSDS, CA
Just wanted to let you know the lifeguard you sent, Abby, was THE BEST!!! I can’t say enough good things about her and all my guests were impressed with her as well. She really had control over all the kids but at the same time was friendly and engaging. I will definitely want to use her for all my swim parties. Thanks again!
– Julie L, Camarillo, CA
I took a Lifeguard/Professional First Aid class with John and he was the best! He taught the class with kindness and energy. It wasn’t at all boring, and most importantly he really got the information into my brain. I feel confident that I can handle an emergency situation. I would recommend Happy Swimmers to anyone.
– Elle E, Los Angeles, CA
I took a life guarding class with John, the owner of Happy Swimmers. The class was in a beautiful private home in Beverly Hills. It spanned one Friday evening and one long, full day on Saturday. Despite the long hours and hot sun, John made the class very enjoyable. I have taken Red Cross CPR/First Aid classes before and had teachers who would just play videos or instruct us to read a manual for hours. John broke up the videos with hands-on training, was extremely knowledgeable about water and land safety, and made me feel like I could really use what I had learned in real life situations that are not always as clear cut as the videos and manuals make them seem. He drilled us on every scenario and made us practice all the skills we learned several times over. I now feel fully prepared for my job as a summer camp counselor.
– Kim D, Los Angeles, CA
Our instructor is Kateri and my kids love her. She has been rated 20 on a scale of 1 to 10. My kids only sing the highest praises for her. After only 2 lessons my 5 year old is already swimming and the 10 year old has improved a hundred fold. Amazing! You certainly have a great staff and services. I will recommend you highly for anyone looking for swimming lessons. Thank you so much for great quality services.
– Harrison H Lee MD,FACS
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a wonderful swimming experience for my boys this summer. Peter was amazing with the kids and they progressed farther than any of us hoped. He was able to deal with my often temperamental and stubborn 4 year old and charm him into some valuable lessons. His patience and fun manner were just what my boys needed. Although my younger son barely had a lesson, he apparently watched more intently than we realized because he is now doing the same things as his big brother in the pool. I appreciate the time, flexibility and energy Peter put into each one of his lessons, utilizing toys, props and stories to garner and keep their attention. It was a wonderful experience for our family.
– Julie Dubron Shniderman
Sierra has been great and has finally got my son swimming under the water. He is small and could never figure out how to propel himself downward.
– Doug Goldberg
Jen is a 10. Really good at teaching both our 8 year old and our 21/2 year old.
Great! We’ve had 5 lessons so far with Tyler and couldn’t be happier. The boys are progressing well and we love the way Tyler interacts with them (and with us.) He has also been very flexible when we’ve had to adjust our meeting time which is a big help.
– Tera Fead
The swim instructor for my children is Jenn Dutcher. She is great! She works well with both my 3 year old and 2 year old children. She has lots of patience and personality. On a scale of 1-10, I would give her a 10. We are about halfway through our 8 lessons and I have spoken to her about adding on another 8 lessons to take us through the month of August. My kids are having a blast with Jenn and are learning the basic skills to help them feel more comfortable in the water.
– Lainie Kyriakos
We had Matt Reid, I believe his name was, he was the most amazing, and my son is a fish because of how “cool” he was, so my son says. he was always on time, stayed a lil extra off the clock. it was a great experience.
We cannot say enough good things about the job Nikki has done teaching our son, Paul, and his friend to swim. She has both of them swimming like fish in a very short period of time. In addition, she is wonderful with kids, perceptive with people, in control, caring and kind. In addition to teaching them to swim well, she taught them so much about safety. (I actually learned a lot from watching her.) In a word, she has been wonderful!! Thank you.
– Chris Miller (Paul Wimer’s mom), Brentwood
Our instructor, Peter, has done a wonderful job with Victor and Vanessa they are actually starting to swim.
– Virginia Martinez, Granada Hills
We’re very happy with Albert who is teaching our son Spencer. He’s prompt, communicative and Spencer really likes him. Albert’s taught Spencer so much and given him a great deal more confidence in the water. Thanks.
– Jeffrey Liu, Woodland Hills
Dre has been great with my son Berkeley. While I have not seen the lessons (in the past that has been a disaster), the feedback I get from both Berkeley and Bruno (helps us with Berkeley) has been great. Dre seems very aware that swimming is not Berkeley’s, “passion” and has found ways to keep his attention and interest.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
– Cari Levin, Hancock Park
We loved the lessons. Thank you so much!
– Louise Lynn Goffin, Los Angeles
The above testimonials are unedited. You may be eyeing to reserve the same instructor as named above. Please be aware that they may have moved on to “corporate” jobs, but rest assured, every season, we have the same quality of staff year after year.—thank you for your interest in Happy Swimmers!
–John Tyler, owner.