Los Angeles (LA) Lifeguard for Hire Service
Lifeguard Service

Happy Swimmers USA provides Los Angeles private lifeguard service for a variety of functions. From children’s pool parties (our specialty, seen on NBC4 News), to entertainment industry shoots, and corporate events, Happy Swimmers provides an incredible staff for all of these needs. All staff are Red Cross certified Lifeguards with an average experience of 7 years, many at high volume locations. These are pros, not charming but inexperienced high schoolers. Wherever there is a pool involved in LA County (and many other areas), we have staff ready to serve you professionally to maintain a safe and fun environment.

We are the largest private lifeguard service in the country, and with that comes a management team and lifeguard staff to fill your needs. Our rates are on the booking page. We price guarantee our service. If you see a better price out there with our same high quality standards, we will match it. We pay our staff the best rates going, and have a track record of reliability with our staff, which gives us the lowest flaking rate by far of any lifeguard company. With a pool full of kids, we don’t want you wondering if the guard will show.

Why hire us over another lifeguard company or even the kid down the street? – We are the only lifeguard for hire company that protects you with our insurance for PROFESSIONAL as well as general liability insurance.  Most swim companies carry the minimum general liability (slips and falls) but they don’t carry the more specific professional liability coverage.  God forbid, if an accident happens no matter who’s fault, you want your guard(s) properly insured for you.  Would you drive a car without proper insurance or go to a doctor who you found didn’t carry malpractice insurance to cut corners?  We cover you and your event, so you can enjoy the party.  Additionally, almost all freelancers are completely uninsured. Who checks the backgrounds and lifeguard certification status? Our staff is professionally checked for these. We hire the cream of the crop with the best experience, and again, with us, you have a team of managers and a company to back you up if someone flakes.

Welcome to Happy Swimmers Lifeguards for Hire,  26 years of keeping a guardian eye on our client’s guests.

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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in Los Angeles

Abbey Sturwold, Lifeguard

Malibu home, Serves LA and OC, 9 years guarding experience!

9 years guarding experience

General areas served:Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, all of Los Angeles

Hi everyone, I’m Abbey. I love Lifeguarding because my happy place is in the water, I love people, and I try to spend as much time as possible outside. I have been Lifeguarding since High School, and I now work full time at Pepperdine University managing the Lifeguards and events etc. at the pool there.

Ali Seyedi, Lifeguard

Westchester; 10 years lifeguarding experience!

10 years lifeguarding experience, one of the most friendly, jovial guards and a brother to all–Jenn Tyler, owner.

Home Turf:Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Westchester

All-Star Ara :)

La Crescenta, CA

Areas I typically serve include Burbank, Passadena, Glendale, Los Angeles

Hi, I’m Ara. I’ve been life guarding for about a year now. Ever since I received my guarding certificate, I joined the UCLA recreation center, and have been life guarding there ever since. Aside from life guarding, I’ve always wanted to teach kids how to swim, for that reason I’ve been enrolled in the WSI class, and will be getting my certificate in about a month. To me, the most important part of life guarding is for swimmers to have a great time in the pool. And to that, I’ll be there to keep things safe. My first ever rescue was when I was seven, I managed to lift my two year old sister from under water :)  Way to go Ara!

Anabelle Cloutier-Chaine, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

home in Westchester, Los Angeles

2 years experience teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding

Some common areas I serve:Westchester, El Segundo, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Beverly Hills, and serving the San Fernando Valley by appointment.

I love teaching swimming, especially to young girls who are either rambunctious or shy, I learned how to swim when I was four years old and I still remember all of my swim instructors. I love being able to help kids overcome fear of the water and share my passion for the water with as many people as I can. I have worked with Happy Swimmers since 2015 and I have been teaching my siblings and cousins to swim since I was 10 years old.

I have life guarded with Happy Swimmers since 2015, and before that I was guarding in my neighborhood for private parties. I enjoy working in a more relaxed, private setting, and I love watching people have a good time while also staying safe.

Angela Nichols, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

home in Anaheim, 10 years experience!

10 years experience swim teaching!

General Areas I serve: Orange County base and closer L.A. County areas.

In my ten years as a swim instructor I have taught swim lessons to children of all ages, adults learning to swim for the first time, and adults taking lessons to improve technique. I have experience with students with special needs, stroke work, and water polo. My favorite part of teaching swim lessons is seeing my swimmers become more confident in the water and their abilities. I was a competitive swimmer for twelve years and played Water Polo through High School. I speak French, and I am Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certified.

My favorite thing about Event Lifeguarding is the opportunity to be a part of your special day! I have ten years of lifeguard experience including open water, summer camp, water park, and poolside. I am also a swim instructor and have many years of experience working with children.

Anthony Banjarjyan, Lifeguard

Burbank

Antonio Beldie, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

home in Koreatown

6 years experience swim teaching and lifeguarding

General areas served: Hollywood, West LA, Studio City, Burbank

SWIM INSTRUCTOR: I grew up around water most of my life but I really gained my passion for swimming in High school. I have taught for over 6 years now for multiple companies and facilities. Over my many years of teaching I have been able to piece together my own style of teaching that combines fun with efficiency! I love swimming and I love teaching people to swim, especially children and beginners because swimming is such an essential skill to have and it also can lead up to gaining a passion to an amazing sport!

EVENT LIFEGUARD: Safety is always a must! Growing up around water I know the unexpected dangers children and adults can face while being in a pool that’s why prevention is the most important thing. Being a Lifeguard for over 6 years I have worked in different cities and different facilities. I have always loved being a Lifeguard and knowing that I give people a relief and that they feel safe and I have always thought that you could mix little bit of fun in there while on duty!

Advanced Certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Emergency Oxygen training

Ara Hartounian, Lifeguard

La Crescenta

Arle, Los Angeles Lifeguard

L.A.

I’ve been a lifeguard for 7 years, serving communities in the East San Fernando Valley Eastward: Burbank, La Canada, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.  I am happy to serve you and keep your kids safe.

Ashley Layton, Lifeguard

Calabasas

Serving LA and the Valley, regions like:beverly hills, calabasas, hollywood, bel air

I have been a lifeguard for one year. I enjoy lifeguarding and protecting the children, while having fun, and being safe.I love being around children and playing fun pool games( marco polo, water tag, fish and minos,etc.).

August Browning, Lifeguard

Sherman Oaks

Benjamin Collosi, Lifeguard

Reseda

Brian Farrell, Lifeguard

Malibu Lifeguard for Hire

My intentions are to not only be a responsive and contributing member of the Happy Swimmers lifeguard team, but to also serve my LA community by ensuring fun and safe aquatic experiences. I intend to utilize both my 5 years of lifeguard experience as well as my fun and professional personality to give Happy Swimmers clients nothing but top-notch experiences in aquatic fun and aquatic safety. By doing so, I intend to positively represent the Happy Swimmers company so that clients won’t hesitate to recommend this company to everyone they know who might seek professional aquatic safety services.

Normal areas I serve: Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Bel Air, Brentwood, Westwood, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas

Briggitte Kroetz, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Chatsworth

6 years swim instructor experience

Common areas served:Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Studio City

I swam competitively for 15 years of my life. I started teaching swim lessons 6 years ago. I am currently working as a lifeguard at Pierce College and teaching swim lessons there as well. I also coach CCAT swim team at Pierce College. I like teaching swim lessons because I get great gratification out of seeing progress in my students and I love working with people. A fun fact about me is that I speak Spanish.

I started lifeguarding for private events 5 years ago. I began doing it on my own and when I was old enough, I applied to work for companies. Three and a half years ago, I started lifeguarding at Pierce College. I like lifeguarding events because you get to meet new people (Sometimes famous) and usually the events are very cool and exciting.

Caitlin Neapole, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Brentwood; 2 years swim teaching experience :)

Caitlin serves all of West LA, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino

I’ve been working as a swim coach for the past two summers. I coached swimming lessons, competitive swimming, masters swimming and water polo to all ages! I also have experience working with children who have special needs in the water. I’ve grown up as a competitive swimmer and have played varsity water polo throughout high school. I’m super excited to be playing water polo next year for my university!

Carmen Cortes, EMT, Sr. Lifeguard and CPR instructor

Chatsworth

I did Lifeguarding and swim instruction at the YMCA. I also coached their swim team for 2 years. I’ve been a Lifeguard for Happy Swimmers for the last 7 years :) 

General communities I’ve served: West LA, Santa Monica, Granada Hills, Brentwood.

Carmen Cortez, Lifeguard, CPR Instructor

Tarzana

Chris Martinez, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

La Palma

Swim Instructor Bio:

Teaching swim lessons is rewarding because you are essentially saving a kid’s life by teaching them how to be safe in and around the water. Nothing is better than seeing a child progress over a short amount of time from being a non-swimmer to a proficient swimmer. I have 12+ years of competitive swimming underneath my belt and have many tools to work with children of all ages and abilities to teach them how to become better swimmers themselves. In my spare time I like to go to the beach and surf, because I can’t stay away from water!

Lifeguard Bio

I have been lifeguarding for the past 4 years at many different locations throughout the Orange County area, and for the college that I attend. My experiences as a lifeguard and a collegiate swimmer have taught me to notice which kids are strong swimmers and which kids are not, that way I am able to keep a closer watch on those that are not as strong of swimmers. While lifeguarding I remain focused and on high alert at all times to be ready for anything. I have experience lifeguarding busy public pools and watching kids of all ages.

Common areas I serve: La Palma, Cerritos, Cypress, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Anaheim areas

Christian Green, Lifeguard

Pasadena

Christina Pasetta, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Santa Monica, 15 years experience!

15 years experience teaching swimming!

Christina generally serves Santa Monica and the Westside, from the Ocean to West Hollywood Hills.

Swim Instructor Bio:

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 :)

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

Christopher Ballesteros, Lifeguard

Diamond Bar; 4 years lifeguarding experience :)

4 years experience, Serving communities like Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Anaheim, Lake Forest

-Currently pursuing ADT to obtain a BS in Kinesiology -Lifeguard for Via Verde Country Club and Deane Homes Swim Club -Hobbies include: surfing, spearfishing, scuba diving, camping, and playing the piano -Priorities when lifeguarding: (1)Safety and (2)Making sure everyone has a good time

Christopher Gunning

South Orange County

I have been instructing swim lessons and lifeguarding for 4 years. I learned how to swim very young in Hawaii and continued swimming all the way until college when I received my lifeguard certification. I was fortunate enough to become an Eagle Scout and teach swimming in the Boy Scouts of America. After joining the Marine Corps I completed my certification for Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival which is my current occupation. Within the Marine Corps I have been extensively trained in many different water survival and swimming techniques. I enjoy the outdoors and the I feel as though the beach is my second home. The thing I like most about teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding is knowing that I am teaching a skill to others that will potentially save their life one day.

Advanced LG certs: Waterfront lifeguard, Ocean Lifeguard Experience, Wilderness First Aid.

Daniel Ruiz, Lifeguard

Montebello; 14 years lifeguarding experience!

14 years experience as a lifeguard! General areas I serve: Los Angeles, Pasadena, Bel Air, Westwood

I swam and played water polo for 12 years. I competed and won national tournaments in both sports. I swam and played for the Commerce Club Team and played and swam in Bell Gardens High School. Every year since I graduated I have worked as a life guard either full or part time. I have been around water since I was 8 years young and I know the worry that parents have over having someone professional looking after their kids that they can trust. I take my job very seriously and enjoy giving parents a day off where they can enjoy themselves knowing that a professional is taking care of their kids.

–Thank you Daniel for being such a pro! We love you!

David Scates, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Sherman Oaks

Swim Instructor role: Growing up in the West Valley with a backyard pool, I learned to swim at a young age and got into water polo during high school and college. Water sports like surfing and sailing are hobbies of mine and I first started teaching private swim lessons shortly after I started my teaching career at Hoover High School in 1996. I still currently teach Health and PE while also serving in my Coast Guard reserve unit in San Pedro as a First Class Marine Science Technician. My son in grade school has been competing for two years on a swim team and loves it. All kids should have that opportunity.

Event Lifeguard role: Aside from the last two years working for Happy Swimmers, friends and family would ask me to act as a life guard for pool parties and functions when I became Red Cross certified for water safety and CPR. A good life guard takes preventative measures to mitigate potential hazards by identifying them early before the function begins. Done properly, pool saves are few and quick. I love the anticipation of potential challenges that each venue may pose and being a part of a random family”s fun safe memories they will have.

Dustin Shaw, Lifeguard

Riverside

Serving: Orange County, Inland Empire, Los Angeles

Hello! My name is Dustin, I have been a certified lifeguard for over a year now with two years of swim instruction under my belt. I have been playing water polo for almost ten years so I am very comfortable in the water even in stressful situations. Growing up with four younger siblings and a pool in our backyard, I have always been very cautious and pay close attention to the people in the water and I will do the same with anybody I am assigned to lifeguard.

Edita Asiryan, Event Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Los Angeles

Los Angeles

I have 2 years experience serving general areas including Beverly Hills, Burbank, La Crescenta as a lifeguard for hire.

Competitive swimmer and former water polo player. I love teaching and hanging out with the kids!

Edson Paiz, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD and CPR Instructor

Reseda, 6 years experience!

I am a water enthusiast who practices water safety because I once was afraid of the water. I enjoy my job because I get to meet people who promote water safety and I learn so much from them. The rule of thumb to safety is to share each other’s views. “When in doubtDon’t hold out”. Is always good to observe and report any uncertainties with the public.

Edson is game to travel just about anywhere in Southern CA, we kid you not. He is passionate about guarding and has taken difficult to fill jobs off the beaten track to keep kids safe. :)

Elijah, Lifeguard for Hire

Westwood

5 years of lifeguard experience!

After half a decade of lifeguarding, I’ve found that the best thing about showing up to the job is the people I meet there. When I get to know you, it helps me better keep you safe and happy, because when you’re happy, I’m happy 😛

Extra certs: PADI Open Water Diver (SCUBA)

Areas he calls home turf: Westwood, Bel Air, Brentwood

Elizabeth Johnson, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Long Beach, 10+ years experience!

10+ years experience!

Some of the communities I serve:Long Beach, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Lakewood

Hi! My name is Lizzie, I am 26, and am currently a Kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching for four years and recently graduated with my Masters degree in Elementary Education; teaching children both in the water and in the classroom are passions of mine. I have been swimming since I was 8 years old and have a deep love for the water and teaching life saving water safety skills. I swam competitively beginning at age 8 and swam through high school. I began to coach competitive swimmers 8 years ago in Seattle; I have also taught swim lessons for 10 years. I am passionate about teaching children about water safety while instilling a love of water! I am comfortable working with all ages and have extensive experience with private and group lessons with children ages 2-10. I am looking forward to providing high-quality and enjoyable lessons for your child!

Esmee Morris, Lifeguard

LA, CA

Helene Miles, Lifeguard

Venice

I typically serve the Westside including Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Culver City

Hi, I’m Helene! I have been a junior lifeguard at Venice Beach since age 12, and became a pool lifeguard one year ago. I am a competitive water polo player and swimmer and was elected as team captain for both varsity sports at my high school. I am also currently in the process of becoming a beach lifeguard under the Los Angeles County Fire Department. I truly enjoy my job of watching out for the safety of others and providing a fun and safe swimming environment. I am responsible, outgoing, and I love being around kids! Fun Fact: I also speak Norwegian!

Jeffrey Goldsmith, Lifeguard

Los Angeles

Jennifer Richter, Lifeguard

Long Beach

Joe Stevens, Lifeguard for Hire

South Pasadena Lifeguard for Hire

I’m a professional ski coach, working my winters in Jackson Hole WY and living for the summers in South Pasadena, and I love working with children and teenagers especially in sporting and active environments where fun is paramount. I love to swim, especially distances underwater, and I train three to four days a week in the comp pool at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.  Willing to lifeguard anywhere in the greater LA and Orange County areas. I don’t mind traveling!

John Pickhaver, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD

LAX area is home but I travel all over LA, OC and San Diego; 10 years lifeguard for hire experience

John has been a lifeguard for the past ten years. Originally from Philadelphia, John followed the seasons to be a year-round lifeguard. John has experience lifeguarding on film sets, parties for swimmers of all ages and other events. He’s also an avid runner and swimmer, looking to get into triathlons.

I kid you not, John is on our list of lifeguards from anywhere in L.A. down to San Diego. Boy does he get around, and does a great job too.

Jorge Cabanas, Lifeguard

Sylmar

Joya Major, Lifeguard

Costa Mesa

2 years experience, traveling generally in the areas of Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington, Newport

The water has been my happy place since as far back as I can remember, but being from the Pacific Northwest, the weather wasn’t always the most accepting of my true love. So I decided at a young age I was going to go to SoCal for college, where I can be in the water year round. With this passion of mine, getting my lifeguard certification was an obvious choice, which I obtained as soon as I started school in California. I have now been a practicing lifeguard for the last year and a half, and I can proudly say I made a great choice choosing to get my certification. It has been nothing but rewarding and wonderful and I look forward to continuing my lifeguard career.

Karina Toriz, Swim Instructor

Anaheim Hills, and some Simi Valley, 10 years experience!

9 years experience in children’s swim lessons and lifeguarding!

Serving communities like: Fullerton, Whittier, Yorba Linda, La Habra

I have been teaching swim lessons for 10 years. I come from a water polo and swim background having played all through junior high, high school, and college!! I have also coached water polo and swim team. I enjoy teaching others the skills they need in order to love and enjoy being in the water too while being safe at the same time :)

I have been lifeguarding for 10 years.I have been lifeguarding for 10 years. I love the water and enjoy making sure others are safe while they have fun in the water too. Over the past decade, I have truly come to see the responsibility that comes with being a lifeguard and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I love having fun in the pool but safety first- always. I have performed multiple real rescues to both children and adults.

LaToya Butts, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, CPR Instructor

Inglewood

I began swimming at 1.5 years old and I have been involved in competitive swimming for over 20 years. I have coached a swim team of various ages of swimmers from 4 to 18 and I am an event lifeguard for all ages and pool sizes. I also instruct swim lessons to infants, children, and adults. In addition, I am a CPR instructor across the city of Los Angeles. Outside of aquatics, I am a certified NASM personal trainer.

Leandra Ipina, Lifeguard

Diamond Bar, CA

Leslie Grande, Lifeguard

Reseda

Luis Hermosillo, Lifeguard

Reseda

Madison Cooper, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Malibu and West SF Valley, 5 years experience!

5 years swim teaching experience!

Communities generally served: Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake, Agoura, Santa Monica

Swim Instructor role:

I have been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and currently swim for Pepperdine University NCAA DI Swimming & Diving Team where I go to school in Malibu, CA. I have experience in teaching all ages from toddlers to adults as well as coaching and giving stroke technique. I have experience coaching for swimmers of all levels and also have experience with open water swimming. I love to pass on my passion for swimming to others and see them gain confidence and appreciation for swimming and water safety while also having fun and learning the value of hard work. Learning to swim is a vital and lifelong skill and I am excited to pass it on to others!

Lifeguard for Hire, 2 years experience:

I have been lifeguarding for the past two years and have experience with different sizes and types of pools including a country club activity pools as well as a 50 meter Olympic size pool. I am always attentive and professional in lifeguarding and am an advocate that safety always comes first. I love being able to meet new people and make sure that they have the best experience possible in and out of the pool!

Other certs:Scuba certified.

Mando Zavala, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Paramount

2 Years experience.

Serving areas like: Long Beach, Orange County,Huntington Beach, Buena Park, La Mirada

Swim Bio: Hello, my name is Armando. I am a Hispanic male i am 5’10 and weigh about 175.  I am very athletic and love to exercise. I’ve played many sports throughout my youth.  I swam and played water polo throughout high school.  I also played other sports outside of school such as soccer,football, and baseball. I began to lifeguard my first year after high school.  I taught swim lessons to kids from the ages of 5-12.  I really enjoyed working with the kids, they always made my day.  It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing you played a big part in teaching a child a valuable lesson that goes a long way. Swimming is a life skill you must learn in my opinion sort of like riding a bike. I take great passion in what I do and safety always comes first.

Lifeguarding in the Summer is one of the best jobs for a college student I believe. What’s more fun then being by the water and soaking in the sun in the midst of Summer? I remember going to the pool every summer and talking to the lifeguards. I always thought they looked so cool and what kid didn’t want to be cool? I have guarded for a little more then a year now and I can honestly say I love it knowing the importance of saving one’s life or being able to prevent a terrible accident is a very important job. Makes you feel like a bit of a hero.

Mason Heydarizadeh, Lifeguard

Calabasas, 8 years experience!

I have been lifeguarding with Happy Swimmers for 8 years now and have worked events from Santa Barbara to Orange County. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Finance and am working toward getting my Doctorate in Physical Therapy within the next 4 years. I love to play all sports when I am not studying or working, and enjoy spending time with my family. As a lifeguard, I think it’s extremely important to gain the trust of our clients and let them know that we are there to provide a safe environment for everyone in the pool and on the deck so that they can truly enjoy their party.

Matthew Verne, Lifeguard

West Hills

Meagan Beriont, Lifeguard for Hire, L.A. and NYC

Westwood

I’ve guarded for two summers mostly in Westwood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air at local swim clubs filled with kids who just wanted to have fun and enjoy the pool. As I guard, I want to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves, no matter their age, and being safe while doing it. I have a lot of experience working with kids so I am more than willing to join in the fun and lead games while guarding. Aside from that, I am currently a college student in LA studying economics.

Megan Munro, Lifeguard

Tarzana, and Some Berkeley time; 4 years experience guarding!

4 years experience!

I began lifeguarding in Los Angeles the summer after I graduated high school. A year later, I joined Happy Swimmers. I love doing events for HS because you get to know wonderful clients and soak up the sun, all while on the job! I attend school at UC Berkeley and enjoy picking up a few jobs in the Bay Area when the opportunity arises. I love going to the beach, playing the piano, skiing, and traveling!

Some of the areas I have served:Westwood, Encino/Tarzana, Santa Monica; Walnut Creek, Lafayette, downtown SF

Michael (Nick) Pope, Lifeguard

Agoura Hills, CA

I serve the areas of the SF Valley, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, and Agoura Hills. Water has been in my life since the start. I played polo and competed in swim teams my whole life. Pursuing a career in Health and Safety. Currently Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, AED, and title 22 certified.

Areas I commonly serve include the San Ferando Valley, Malibu, Thousand Oaks

Michelle Medley, Lifeguard, Private Swim Instructor

Northridge

Common areas I serve: Alhambra, Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino, La Canada

Swim Instructor, 5 years experience

I’ve been a WSI certified swim instructor for five years now. I’ve taught a vast age range, from babies as young as six months old to adults as old as 65. Being a swim instructor is an incredibly rewarding experience. Nothing beats seeing your student progress in their skills.

Lifeguard :)

At seventeen, I excitingly earned my lifeguard certification and have been guarding ever since. For six years now, I’ve happily guarded at universities, city pools, and private parties. Through lifeguarding, I try to maintain pool safety while providing a fun environment for patrons.

Lifeguard Instructor, 4 years experience

I’ve been a lifeguard instructor for four years. The bulk of my experience came from certifying students for Cal State Northridge. I’ve taught CPR and First Aid courses, Jr. Lifeguard courses, and basic Lifeguard courses.

Milo Stewart, Lifeguard, , Swim Instructor

Los Angeles

Nanci Hanover, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR Instructor :)

Simi Valley; 30+ years of swim teaching.

Commonly serving areas that include:SFV, TO (Thousand Oaks), Simi, Calabasas, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverly Hills.

Swim Instructor Bio: Hello!! My name is Nanci and I have been teaching swimming lessons since the earth cooled! I’m a very patient instructor, having been in education for close to 28 years as a teacher and university professor. I’ve worked with all age levels. The best part of my day is when your child actually realizes that they can be successful and swims to me unaided. It’s very rewarding! I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Lifeguard Bio: As a parent and a lifeguard, safety has always been my number one concern around a pool. I am diligent at my position and take it very seriously. I’ve worked small family parties, and also at large public pools. I look forward to caring for your needs!!

CPR Instructor Bio: I have been a CPR instructor for over 20 years with the American Heart Association. I am also an Emergency Medical Technician. My favorite part of teaching CPR is sharing all the background info with my students so that what I am teaching becomes more real and understandable.

Natalie

3 years lifeguard experience :)

General communities served: Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Bel Air

As a young avid swimmer, becoming a Lifeguard was always a focal goal to tackle. My favorite part about being a Lifeguard is the opportunity for people to trust you. When passion leads, purpose follows.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Nate Cieslak, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Northridge. 5 years of experience!

5 years experience teaching swim lessons!

Areas served: I’m willing to cover a wide area of northern LA! I go as far west to Thousand Oaks, to the most eaters point of of Glendale!

Swim Teaching: Hi there! I come from a long background of aquatics, and am always up for a challenge! I get my teaching experience and understanding on the mechanics of swimming, firsthand from 4 years of swimming on my high school team. I began coaching in the spring of 2012 for a small swim instruction company based in Moorpark CA, while simultaneously volunteering with the special olympics for three seasons as a coach in the SanFernando Valley. I pride myself on the fundamentals of water safety, on all levels of learning. I push the boundaries of comfort for my students at times (just as in any challenging subject of learning) but never force students, or have them do anything that exceeds their own abilities. I am patient dedicated, and have the same level of respect for ALL.

Lifeguard for Hire work: Vigilant, preventative, and alert, are all words that belong with a pool side lifeguard on duty. I can help bring a little extra peace of mind to any event or occasion. I bring to the table tactics similar to those of my swim lessons. On duty, I am constantly on the lookout for any possible problem(s), and to the best of my abilities prevent whatever I can before it happens. Water safety is my #1priority when I am present.

Newsha Tarifard, Lifeguard

Santa Monica

11 years lifeguarding experience!  WOW!  Serving areas from Santa Monica and all the Westside.

I love guarding at different pools and working with a wide variety of ages and personalities. If it’s safe and feasible, I’ll start a game with the kids or throw a ball around with them. I have years of experience as a lifeguard in different atmospheres including camps, private pools, and lakes. When I’m not lifeguarding, I’m working in marketing or traveling the world. I hope to make your party safe and fun!

Paymon Seyedi, Lifeguard

Woodland Hills; 8 years experience

8 years experience, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood, Studio City, Hollywood Hills, the Valley, are all areas I regularly cover.

I have been a lifeguard for 8 years. I love all water activates and enjoy working with kids.

Salvador Hernandez Jr., Lifeguard

North Hollywood

Samantha Sherwyn, Lifeguard

Manhattan Beach

Sami Sherwin

Manhattan Beach, 6 years lifeguard experience!

Hi! My names Sami and I’ve been a lifeguard for the past six years! I grew up in New Jersey and I go to school out in Colorado so I am fairly new to the LA area. I have worked in all types of environments (public pools, lakes, small parties, large parties) and have worked with all different ages. While safety is the most important thing, having fun is a close second!!

Home turf: Santa Moncia, Brentwood, Valley Area

Samuel Wiley, Lifeguard

Sherman Oaks

avid swimmer my whole life,avid surfer,became a lifeguard in May 2013,three years experience working private pool parties, also work as a City of Los Angeles lifeguard, EMT Certified,Advanced SCUBA certified,love the water and teaching/promoting water safety and awareness

Sarah McGee, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Porter Ranch L.A., 8 years exp!

I have been teaching swim lessons for about 8 years now for children as well as adults. I love being in the water and feeling safe and comfortable and only want the same for my clients. I have experience working with special needs children as well as older adults who are fearful or reluctant to get into the water. I am extremely patient and believe in working in baby steps if necessary to get my swimmers to achieve their goals!

I have been a lifeguard for two years now. My intention when it comes to lifeguarding is to maintain a safe and fun swimming environment. What I enjoy most about Lifeguarding is being out in the sun with the smell of sunscreen and watching people have a great time in the water!

Sepideh Homami, Lifeguard

Los Angeles; 3 years guarding

Have a strong background in lifeguarding and this will be my third year working with Happy Swimmers. I love my job and I love playing with kids. I cant wait for the summer to get back to those fun events. What I like the most about life-guarding is the fact that I can save people’s lives and make them have fun safely.

Shannon Krakover, Lifeguard

Sherman Oaks

Shirley Saykali, lifeguard

Santa Monica

I am here to help everyone stay safe! Hi I am Shirley and I love to lifeguard. I have done smaller parties in the past for friends and family, and now I am ready to take it to the next step. I am energetic and fun, your party will be a blast while keeping a safe environment. I love to play basketball and sing in my spare time. The best thing I like about lifeguarding is meeting people and all the different cultures. I am here to keep everyone protected.

Thanks Shirley :)

Shirley’s local haunts are Santa Monica, West La, Beverly Hills, Westwood

Sinclaire Taylor, Lifeguard

Long Beach

Siuoneh, Lifeguard for Hire

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

Stefan Bechkovski, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Santa Monica. 8 years experience!

8 years experience swim teaching, 11 years as lifeguard.

Generally serving the areas aroundWest LA, Beverly Hills, Brentwood

Swim Instructor Bio: Hi, My name is Stefan and I have been a swimmer all my life since I learned how to swim as a kid. I have been a competitive swimmer in school and college, a swim teacher, swim coach and recently a masters swimmer. I love teaching swimming and have tons of experience working with students of different ages from 2 to 80 (I am not kidding :) For me swimming is just a lifestyle. Experience withSpecial needs students: Autism, downsyndrome, multipledisability(with or without mental disorder).

Event Lifeguard for Hire:I have been a certified lifeguard for the last 11 years. My lifeguard philosophy is based on prevention. I believe that every accident can be prevented on time by recognizing unsafe condition behavior etc. I love party lifeguard events meeting different people be a part of somebody’s celebration and important part indeed you make sure nobody get hurt and everyone leaves happy.

Extra specialties:ocean lifeguard experience

Stephen Alston, Lifeguard

Glendora

Stephen Pollak, Lifeguard

Hollywood, Los Angeles; 20 years experience!

Hi there! My name is Stephen, and I’ve been a lifeguard for the past 20 years. I started with Happy Swimmers when I first moved to Los Angeles from New York in 2006, and am thrilled to still be a part of the team. I pride myself on being an “eagle eye” lifeguard, while simultaneously allowing your guests to have fun. I’m also very experienced with high-end/celebrity clientele, so discretion is a given. Hope to hear from you!

General areas I serve:Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air

Susan Sumner, California Manager for Swim Instructors and Lifeguards

Hi I’m Susan, your metro region’s Manager of Swim Instructors and Lifeguards. Contact me through the website contact form, for anything swim instructor or lifeguard related once you’ve enrolled for swim lessons or booked your lifeguard.

A little about me:I’m an Aqua Aerobics Instructor with 7 years experience, a certified lifeguard, and PADI certified SCUBA diver. I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Kazakhstan from 2009-2011. Currently retired from a 23 year career in Information Technology, beginning as a programmer and retiring as a Vice President of IT.

Happy Swimmers swim instruction and lifeguard programs are top drawer, and I am proud to be a member of the team. The approach is kind, caring and professional, and all team members are vetted with those core competencies in mind.

Theo Sher, Lifeguard

Los Angeles

Hey there, my name is Theo Sher and I’m currently a student at UC Berkeley, but spend my summers in Los Angeles. I’ve been lifeguarding for a year now and I love it. I enjoy helping kids swim safely so that everyone can have a good time at their events.

General areas I tend to serve:Beverly Hills, Westwood, Hollywood, Studio City

Trisha Commons, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR Instr. **CPR Angel of Life Award**

Westlake Village, 34 years experience!

**Happy Swimmers ANGEL OF LIFE AWARD** As lifeguard, Trish performed CPR on a 67 year old participant at a swim meet, and was credited by the Fire Department for brining the lady back. Love to you, Trish!
Serving the communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, and the West San Fernando Valley, among others.
Lifeguard Assisting Instructor, WSI, CPR Instructor, First Aid, AED certified.

34 years experience teaching swimming lessons and coaching; with Happy Swimmers for 8 years. Experience with: infants, children, teens, educational disabilities, adults. Specialties: (She can do it all) and competitive swimming; age group coach; member American Swim Coaches Association.

Tyler Winter, Lifeguard

Los Angeles

Ursula, LA Senior Ocean and Pool Lifeguard

Santa Monica

9 years experience, serves communities in LA including West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood

I’ve been an Australian Bondi Surf Lifesaver since 2008 with a certification in Rescue Boat lifesaving. I am passionate about first aid and survival skills and when I’m lifeguarding I pride myself on safety and prevention. I initially became a volunteer lifeguard because it was a way to give back to the community and be part of a Surf lifesaving club that has given 109 years of service.

Vanessa Arlt, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire

Redlands, Inland Empire

I have been guarding for 10 years and have enjoyed teaching people about water safety. I like to prevent emergencies from happening and enjoy being around all type of folks!  I am a Lifeguard Instructor and have a Waterfront lifeguarding additional cert (Lakes, rivers etc).  Home turf: Redlands, and the Inland Empire, but I am willing to travel to OC, San Diego and LA.

Zach Kumar, Lifeguard

Calabasas

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