Greater Portland Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service

Happy Swimmers’ greater Portland lifeguard for hire service is here to keep a professional, watchful eye on your children’s pool party or corporate event. Founded in 1991, Happy Swimmers served California for many years, and expanded nationwide, with now also its inaugural season in greater Portland!

We serve a large area including Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Vancouver, and Bush Prarie to name a few, with our certified, experienced lifeguard staff. Our staff is both general and professional liability insured (the only lifeguard company that does so, protecting our clients).  Guards are Red Cross certified, and highly personable.

Inaugural Price for up to 3 hours is $189 per lifeguard.  Over 3 hours add $25/half hour per lifeguard.  Feel free to keep the guards over your original booking pending their schedule.  Our office will bill you.  The booking form on the next page will easily calculate your cost based on your party length and amount of lifeguards.  We’re a cheap alternative to an accident.  Just recently, one guard made 4 rescues to children at a busy party.  Think their parents thought he was worth it?

We wish you a safe and fun event, and thank you for using Happy Swimmers!

Jenn Tyler

Founder and Owner

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Greater Portland Lifeguards for Hire

Cassidy, Lifeguard for Hire, Poor College Student Studying Horses, Sushi Lover

Clear Lake

Hi, I’m Cass! I’m new to guarding, and am very excited to start in on a new adventure! I’m an enthusiastic person who loves helping people. I got my Lifeguard certification because it’s something new and challenging for me; it’s also another way to help people! I’m currently in college, studying horses and business.

I serve the Portland communities of Woodburn, Wilsonville, Oregon City, I’m definitely willing to work closer to Portland, farther north than this, and farther South.

Christinia Pasetta, Regional Lifeguard Manager

Christina Pasetta, Lifeguard Manager, CPR and Lifeguard Instructor

Regional Lifeguard Manager, 18+ years experience lifeguarding

Manager of Event Lifeguards,  New Markets. Contact me through the website contact form, for anything lifeguard for hire related once you’ve made your online booking.

For questions up to making your booking, use the contact form for our owner, Jenn.  Have a happy and safe party!  Christina

Event Lifeguard Bio: From my first big swim in the Pacific, and subsequent pummeling from an unexpected wave, I have loved lifeguards. I became a Jr. Lifeguard at age 7 after my unfortunate tossing in the white water, and began to understand the importance of water safety. The foundational learning of this program gave me the passion for ocean and pool awareness I have today. During my formative years, I began to play water polo and lifeguard after practice for our school’s younger swimmers. I continued to play competitively in college and became a Jr. Guard Instructor as well as an Ocean Lifeguard. My love of the water has stayed with me even when I became a Zookeeper after earning my bachelor’s, where I swam for exercise. The observational skills and preventative efforts I practiced daily when caring for Orangutans and Harbor Seals helped maintain my lifeguarding prowess. When I became a researcher of Orangutans in Indonesia and began my graduate schooling, I knew event lifeguarding would be a great way to support my education while honing my observational techniques. Scanning the trees for primate behaviors is perfect practice for scanning the water area for potentially distressed swimmers and vice versa. I love all primates, humans included, and I will work hard to keep all of them safe and happy- inside the water and out!

Advanced certifications: Open Water Lifeguard Experience, Scuba cert

Swim Instructor Bio:

15+ years experience teaching swimming! Christina generally serves Santa Monica and the Westside, from the Ocean to West Hollywood Hills.

She says: The moment I see swimming “click” in a student, I feel a wave of happiness- their giant smile glowing, where once a timid or nervous excitement challenged their own self-confidence. I have seen hundreds of these smiles, from young ones to golden aged students, and it never fails to fill me with a sense of purpose.

I try to apply all my years of teaching swimmers to each and every new student’s learning abilities. What may work for one does not always transfer. When I was a zookeeper, I learned that positive reinforcement is the best and least stressful way to teach even the most stubborn tiger or sea lion to accept medical treatments, and swim beautifully (even the tiger!). Hopefully, none of my human trainees will be as tough, but I am up for the challenge!

As a Master’s student in Anthropology, I have learned to apply my observational skills to the pool too. Knowing how a student can adapt to the new challenge of swimming is not unlike understanding how different cultures learn to adapt to societies’ challenges.

I plan to use all my various experiences from Jr. Lifeguard instructor, Beach Lifeguard, Zookeeper, and Grad school to influence the unique and focused attention I will give while teaching a new swimmer.

Everyone deserves the ability to enjoy swimming and feel confident too. I can’t wait to welcome others into the water 🙂

Debbie Nate, Nationwide Lifeguard Services Manager, and Traveling Ski Goddess

Simi Valley

Debbie is a graduate of CSUN with a background in teaching Physical Education and Special Education for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. She had worked for LAUSD as a teacher for 37.5 years. She has also been a Professional Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training Instructor with the American Red Cross and LAUSD. She has taught First Aid and CPR for over 30 years and feels that it is important to give back to the community. She has a strong background in working with the community in planning and scheduling events for the Civic Center Division for LAUSD.  Debbie is excited to be a part of the Instructor Team for JTA CPR and looks forward to being part of the expanding Management Team of Happy Swimmers. In her free time, Debbie loves to hike, ski where ever there is snow, swim and travel.

Mark, Lifeguard for Hire, Guitar Playing Swimmer

Eastern Hearthwood

I have been Life guarding for 2 years at numerous pools. From large capacity pools to small, I am well trained and always ready to save. I intend to be the safest and most attentive Lifeguard I can be. I enjoy Lifeguard events because I can meet new people and really get to experience the challenges of being a Lifeguard. Being the Team Captain of my High school Swim team really taught me to challenge myself, and others to be the best they can be.

I serve the Portland communities of  Vancouver, Portland proper, Gresham, Tigard, among others.

Mike, Lifeguard for Hire and Graphic Designer and Part-Time Nap Enthusiast

Rancho Penasquitos

I’d love to gain as much experience as possible in lifeguarding, possibly becoming a LG instructor in the near future, while making sure everyone is safe and having a good time! I’m fluent in English and Greek and love getting to know different people from different areas of the world.

I serve the communities of San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, Tucson

Regional Lifeguard Manager Christine Sanders

Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Regional Manager of Event Lifeguards. Contact me through the website contact form, for anything lifeguard for hire related once you’ve made your online booking. For booking questions or suggestions, use the contact form for our owner, Jenn, for any assistance leading up to your online booking. Have a happy and safe party!Christine Sanders

A little bit about Christine: After working as an LAPD scientific investigator for 11 years I transitioned to completing my M.S. degree in Chemistry then followed a teaching and research path in university academics for several years. I then moved to Hawaii in 2008 where I first joined the JTA CPR/ Happy Swimmers team as a CPR/First Aid instructor. During these years I had always made a priority in volunteerism being active in the National Ski Patrol and the USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Today I reside in Houston and presently support Help America Today turning elementary aged kids into the volunteers of tomorrow through grassroots community service projects. My passion for teaching and making a positive impact on our society is why I love teaching CPR and First Aid, particularly for those never certified. I am proud to now expand into the administrative staff of the company and be a part of turning children into happy swimmers.

Siuoneh, National Lifeguard for Hire Manager

Glendale, 5 years experience!

I have worked for City of Glendale and Los Angeles County as a lifeguard and I am currently working for city of Pasadena as a senior lifeguard. something interesting about me is that although I am a very good swimmer and a lifeguard, I am actually scared of the ocean, maybe for the fact that I do not know whats under the water since I can not see it . I am also fluent in Armenian and Farsi

Areas I commonly serve: Los Angeles, pasadena, Encino, Studio City

Tanner, Lifeguard for hire and Rock climber and Roller Coaster Enthusiast

Glendale

I always strive to create a fun and safe environment where emergencies are unlikely though, when they occur, I am completely capable and ready to perform a rescue proficiently and professionally. I love lifeguarding because I get to see families enjoying themselves while remaining in a safe environment. I love rock climbing and white water rafting, most extreme sports. Love being outside.

I serve the Portland and Phoenix communities of Glendale, Mesa, Anthem, Phoenix, Surprise among others. 

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