Houston Metro Lifeguard for Hire Service
Houston Private Lifeguard Service for Children’s Pool Parties and Corporate Events
Happy Swimmers started private lifeguard service to families in 1991 in Los Angeles, with 22 clients. In 1993 we began serving Phoenix, and later San Jose, CA. In 2009 we opened in Austin, and in 2011 Houston! We are the largest private party lifeguard service serving the Houston Metro area.
Our staff lifeguards are Red Cross certified in Lifegaurding, CPR and First Aid. They are experienced, many from high volume city programs and waterparks, where they know how to spot an emergency before it becomes one, and keep things low key and happy. Our staff is insured, whereas moonlighting lifeguards aren’t. We take our business seriously, so you and your guests can enjoy the party.
Price for up to 3 hours is $
189 $179 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 of our guards made 4 rescues to children at a busy pool party. Think their parents thought he was worth it?
Do we serve your area? If you’re in the Houston Metro area, it will be our pleasure to serve you. Book early, however, as prime dates fill rather quickly!
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Yumi and Jere were wonderful lifeguards when they guarded our end of year pool party on Wednesday June 11 from 11-2. They were in touch with me, were on time and prepared, and were very responsible and knowledgeable. I was so happy to be able to put two adults in charge of our fourth grade class party.
Based on my experience with Yumi Temple and her cohort Jere, I would highly recommend Happy Swimmers.
Thank you for a wonderful experience. So happy we used your business.
Hi Jenn.. wow today was really scary. I had to use my first aid skills on my mom! We work at the same preschool & she had an allergic reaction & went into shock! I did everything I remembered until the paramedics came.. I really can’t thank you enough for teaching me everything I needed to know!
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!
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.
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.
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 being a black out that because of storms the day before. I highly recommend Happy Swimmers.
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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in Houston
My name is Ben Alexander and I’ve been lifeguarding since I was 15 years old. Keeping kids as safe as possible while still allowing room for kids to explore and be creative with their games and conversations is how I prefer to guard. It makes things easy going on everyone, and let’s parents relax during a party. No worries makes for a great party.
My swim instructing background goes back to my swimming days, where I trained for 10 years perfecting my strokes and technique. I taught swim lessons for a spring in High school, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My specialties include freestyle and backstroke technique, as well as basic techniques for young children. Fun fact about me: I’ve swam with sea turtles in Hawaii!
I have been lifeguarding for about a year now. My intention for guarding is to help create an environment that is the most fun, and safe, it can possibly be. My favorite part of lifeguarding would have to be seeing how much fun everyone is having in the pool on a hot summer day! Fun fact about myself: I swam for 10 years of my life, and hold a record in the 200 freestyle relay at my high school!
I serve the Houston communities of Sugar Land, Katy/Cinco Ranch, Pearland, and Bellaire, among others
Hi, I’m CJ and I am a junior at Texas Tech University studying Energy Commerce. I have 1 summer’s worth of previous lifeguard experience working at Camp Ozark in Mt.Ida, Arkansas. I enjoy guarding because I love being outdoors and spending time on the water. In my free time I play lacrosse and basketball.
Home turf areas: Kingwood, The Woodlands, Downtown, Heights area
I have been lifeguarding since the summer of 2016, and I have fell in love with the job. I love being around the water, no matter where I’m at! I have a passion for watersports such as surfing, wakeboarding, and fishing. When I am guarding, my #1 priority is safety no matter what. I intend to keep everyone safe and prevent accidents, while still promoting a fun environment! Lifeguarding has also helped me realized my love for helping people and being around kids! When lifeguarding I promise to protect patrons and do everything in my power to keep people safe.
I serve the Houston communities of Cypress and Katy, among others
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 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 🙂
I’ve enjoyed swimming long distances for a few years now, so I then figured, “why not use my skills to help others?” Shortly after, I decided to become a lifeguard! I’ve passed the certification course twice and have had experience guarding adults, children, and infants both at outdoor leisure pools and an indoor natatorium. I’ve even assisted non-swimmers at the beach! I swim a few kilometers a week and attend monthly lifeguard training. Needless to say, pool party hosts can rest easy while I make sure that everyone is safe while having lots of fun!
I serve the Houston communities of Spring, The Woodlands, Sugarland, Pearland, and Conroe, among others.
Hi! I’m Frank Nguyen i’m a private event lifeguard while I am recently certified in lifeguarding I can assure you that I am able with 11 years of competitive swimming background. At private events, I hope to keep the occupants of the pool safe without compromising any fun activities. The best thing about private lifeguarding events would probably have to be being able to get to know the party attendees and interact with them on a fun, but professional manner. I look forward to working with you!
Fun fact: I’m about to get licensed to scuba dive in August!
I serve the Houston area communities of Sugarland, Katy, Memorial, River Oaks, among others.
5 years experience lifeguarding!
Hi, I’m Gaby!
I have been lifeguarding since I was 15. I started off working for American Red Cross as a lifeguard and then got certified as a swim instructor and started teaching. I enjoy working with kids because they always put a smile on your face 🙂
Hello, my name is Garrison Taska! I have been a lifeguard for almost 2 years now, and it is the best decision I have ever made. I love watching kids and adults get to kick back and swim while I get to keep them safe. I love being outdoors and this makes lifeguarding great for me. I also like to learn about different areas of Houston so driving and working different parties really amuses me. One fact about me is that I will be going to play college baseball next year at San Jacinto CC. I’m looking forward to a great summer with Happy Swimmers!
I will serve the greater Houston area.
15 years swim lesson teaching experience! Go Glori!
Some of the communities I serve:Houston, Bellaire, Katy, Sugar Land
Hi, my name is Glori. I started swimming before I could walk and fell in love with the water. I began swimming competitively at age 6 and did that through high school. I have also life guarded and taught swim lessons for 15 years. I love teaching others to swim and hope to share that love of the water with others. I also teach preschool during the week. I have taught kids and adults and individuals with special needs. I love swimming and want everyone to have a great experience in the water. My picture was taken in the Mediterranean sea a few years back.
I have been a lifeguard for about 2 years now. My first lifeguard position was a community center where we averaged 20-30 children and teens a day. My most recent employer was Savannah State University, the college I attend now. I have been a lifeguard with my college for about a year and a half where we average 15-25 students daily. What I have come to love about lifeguarding is the numerous different personalities of people I get to interact with on a daily basis and build a relationship with. I enjoy the attentiveness I have to keep in order to be a lifeguard, this job keeps me alert and focused on the task at hand to make sure every patron is safe under my supervision. Don’t hesitate to book me 🙂
Common areas I serve: Houston, Humble, Spring, Jersey Village
I‘ve lifeguarded full-time for a year and now two summers. My intention is to ensure a safe and happy environment for everyone! 😊 I also babysit and tutor kids. I love kids and being around them and ensuring their safety and happiness.
I serve the Houston communities of Houston, pearland, spring, cypress, Missouri, among others.
30+ years of swim lesson teaching experience and lifeguard experience. 8 years of Lifeguard Instructing.
Serving the communities of the Greater Houston Area.
Swim Instructor role:I have been teaching and coaching swimming for over 30years to children of all ages, in a variety of settings and environments. I also currently work with triathletes in improving swim technique for open water. I thoroughly enjoy the excitement a child (regardless of the age), when a goal is achieved. I can share many stories about swimming and teaching, but nothing is more satisfying when a child has a big smile and is thrilled to see you because they enjoy the swim time.
Event Lifeguard role:I began lifeguarding at 16 and found a passion in water safety. This began an incredible journey and lifeguarding on some of the wildest waters in the world. Currently, I guard at several local pools and private parties, as well as open water swim events. As I guard, I not only watch the water, but empower my patrons to make responsible choices and learn about water safety. The NO, has a reason. I want your experience to be fun, as long as it is safe.
Additional certifications in: Lifeguard Open Water Certified — lake/ocean, WaterPark Certified, O2 Certified,
Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) role:I am currently a lifeguard instructor through the American Red Cross. In this, I am able to certify guards for pools, waterfronts (lake, pool) and waterparks. I have trained over 1000 lifeguards in my tenure, and am proud to share water safety values with these students. It is thrilling to empower students to pursue an opportunity to help others around the waterfront.
Last summer I lifeguarded at a summer camp, spending my afternoons watching kids splash in the river and my nights applying aloe vera. Lifeguarding to me is all about making sure the most fun is possibly had by my swimmers while still staying safe. Lifeguarding isn’t about ruining fun or being a buzzkill, it’s about making sure everyone has the best possible time in a safe environment!
I have been teaching swim lessons for about 4 summers. I specialize in freestyle and breaststroke. Swimming is a sport that I love to do, and teaching it to others allows me to spread my knowledge and experience. I have also been swimming competitively for over 13 years.
I have been lifeguarding for the past 5 summers and also at the University of Houston this past school year. I lifeguard because it gives me the chance to prevent water-related accidents and promote water safety. I have continued to lifeguard through all these years because of the people I have met on the job.
I serve the Houston communities of Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford, Greatwood, among others.
I’ve maintained my Lifeguard certifications for over 3 years now. While I do love the flexible hours of lifeguarding, making sure everyone is safe is priority. A somewhat interesting thing or or two about me is that I can sing pretty well and the tallest in my family.
I serve the Houston communities of Houston, Sugar Land, Cypress, and Sienna Plantation, among others.
I have 2 years lifeguard experience.
I started lifeguarding because I enjoy taking care of others and socializing. I have found this to job to have been one that I keep coming back to because I enjoy meeting new people and providing a safe environment for everyone. The most rewarding part of this job is knowing that I made a positive impact on a kids life and them telling me that when they grow up they wanna be just like me and that they wanna be a lifeguard too. Fun facts about me, I did martial arts for 5 years, I’m currently ranked 57th in the nation for weightlifting, I’m a DJ, and I’m a personal trainer.
I serve the Houston communities of Katy and Sugarland, among others. And during school season Austin and San Antonio.
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.
I’ve been a competitive swimmer since I was 5 years old, so naturally I became a lifeguard for the past 6 years and swim instructor for the past 2 years, to pass on my joy of swimming to others. I specialize in freestyle and backstroke first and then if conditions allow, I also can teach breaststroke and butterfly. Growing up on swim team I learned many drills to perfect my strokes. I enjoy revealing my knowledge to other swimmers to help them get the right quality stroke they desire. My favorite part about swim instructing is watching my students become comfortable and independent in the water. Everyone should get the chance to learn to swim!
Creating a fun and safe environment in and around the pool is my goal. A swimmer with a smile is my heart’s fulfillment. Fun fact about me: I’ve swam in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
I serve the College Station & Houston communities & Bryan, among others
Hello, I’m Trevor and I have been Lifeguarding for over 1 year. I pride myself on having a positive outlook on life, high academic standards, and an outgoing personality. I strive to always be aware of my surroundings to keep everyone as safe as possible. I enjoy being a lifeguard because I enjoy working with people and swimming. I am a twin and my brother and I both played college basketball.
I serve the Houston communities of Sugar Land, Katy, Bel Air, Missouri City, among others
I have been working as a lifeguard for three years now through a number of organizations that have provided me with adequate experience. When I guard, I think of it as having everyone’s lives that is in the pool in my hands. I take my job very seriously and go to work knowing that I am making a difference- whether it be making the children feel and be safe or even giving parents peace of mind and to know that they can trust me with their beloved ones. What I love most about lifeguarding events is the new environment. There will always be a new view to look forward to and it excites me very much. A fun fact about me is that I am a pisces! I was born to love water!
I serve the Houston communities of Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Spring, Cypress, among others