New York City Tri-State Area (NYC) Lifeguard for Hire Service
Greater New York City (Tri-State Area) Private Lifeguard for Hire Service
We are mobile throughout all New York Metro.
It’s smart to hire a lifeguard for a party, and we’re the company to serve you. Here’s a little about us:
Happy Swimmers private lifeguard service began in 1991 in Los Angeles, and over the years, we’ve expanded to many metro areas nationwide, in the aim of truly preventing many of the drowning and near drowning accidents we’ve read about in the news. In 2009 we opened service in New York. We are the largest insured private lifeguard service in the country.
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 criminal backgrounds and lifeguard certification status? Our staff is professionally checked for these. We hire the cream of the crop with the best experience, and with us, you have a team of managers and a company to back you up if that guard flakes.
Price for up to 3 hours is $209 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?
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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 New York City Metro (NYC)
Hi, I’m Alexis and I am currently pursuing an Entrepreneurship major at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. During the summers, I reside in Maplewood, NJ. I have 16 years of swimming experience, and 5 years of lifeguarding experience. I have had a love for the water since I was a baby and just want to help people stay safe, and enjoy the water as much as I do at their events.
Areas commonly served : NYC, Saddle River, Hamptons, etc.
15 years experience!
Serving the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas of Greater NYC.
Ever since a child I was always in the water. Being born in urban New York City my mother wanted me to learn how to swim. After completing all the learn to swim program levels, I decided to push myself further and become a lifeguard. Though I enjoy guarding, however my heart remains primarily as an instructor. Being able to positively change a child’s life, give them confidence in and out of the water is priceless. These are all things I wish to instill in my students, as well as my own son.
Being a lifeguard has been one of the most exciting jobs I’ve had in my life. Not only because it is a great responsibility but as well for the fun. A good lifeguard should always stand for safety, fun and being a good role model. All of which I can I promise to uphold.
Proud Parent to a beautiful son.
I’ve guarded at a 3 pool recreation center for about 5 years and hopped around pools the last summer, being the only guard on duty a lot of the time. I enjoy talking to patrons and love water and swimming! The coolest thing about me is probably that I can lick my elbow, I’m very flexible.
Some common service areas for Aurelia: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
5 years experience! Washington D.C., towns/cities in Northwest New Jersey
I am a political science major at American University in Washington D.C. with physics minor. I have eleven years of swimming experience, three years of swim instructing/coaching, and five years of lifeguarding, both for a community pool and private lifeguarding events. I am certified in CPR. AED, and first aid.
29+ years of lifeguard experience!! Common areas I serve: Westcheser County, Greenwich, Ct area, NYC, Long Island
Hi. My Name is Chris Ball. I have been working for Happy Swimmers for many years now and I love it. I have been a lifeguard for 29+ years during my summers. I love it and still enjoy doing it as a side job! I am a career Social Studies teacher during the school year. I have been teaching since 2002. I have been coaching Soccer, Wrestling and Softball for many many years. as well. I am married to a great girl (who happens to be a teacher and a Happy Swimmers Lifeguard as well) I am also a father to two amazing kids. We are an aquatic family and being teachers – we love summer! I know how important it is to keep want to keep everyone safe at your events. Your event should be worry free, you and your guests should be having fun- let me worry about keeping everyone safe- with me keeping an eye on everyone- they will be safe and I assure you it will be a fun successful event!
I have 5+ years lifeguarding experience!
Hi I’m Emily and I’m a neuroscience major at Tulane University in New Orleans. During the summers I live on Long Island. I am a certified EMT in New York State. My goal is to go to medical school after I graduate.
I love to swim, it’s one of my favorite things to do ever since I was a baby. My mother even calls me a fish! I love being a lifeguard and watching people swim and making sure they stay safe. To me, lifeguarding isn’t a job – rather a hobby – I get to be by a pool all the time – it’s my happy place.
I serve the NYC Tri-State Area/ Long Island communities of Manhattan, Queens, Great Neck, and Hamptons, among others.
I have 5 years lifeguarding experience.
I have guarded numerous pools ranging from NYC indoor pools that are 25 meters long to private pools in Downtown, Jersey City. My top priority is always the safety of the patrons inside and outside of the pool. I love when kids have fun in the pool and the parents don’t have to worry about any incidents happening because summer should be worry free for both kids and parents! Being a lifeguard means a lot to me. I take much pride in my work and will ensure a safe and fun summer for everyone no matter where I guard!
I serve the NYC Tri-State Area communities of Manhattan, Jersey City, Chatham, among others.
I have been a lifeguard for about two years. I am an attentive lifeguard, continuously scanning the pool and my surroundings. I was a lifeguard for a Day Camp at a lake and I not only guarded but also taught swimmers from the age of 3-12 years old how to swim. I love to play water games such as sharks and minnows, red light green light and relay with the swimmers. When I was younger my mom would always have to remind me to eat because I could swim all day if I had the option too. This is why I take pride in being a lifeguard it’s not just a job for me but kind of a lifestyle where water is my element.
Home turf areas for me: Pelham, Whie Plains, New York City
Waterfront Lifeguard Certified as well.
I have been lifeguarding for 5 years!
I love guarding because it allows me to provide a safe environment for kids and families to swim and enjoy the pool and make a ton of fun summer memories just like I had growing up!
I serve the NYC Tri-State communities of Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Pleasantville, Rye, among others.
Hi my name is Maryann McNally. I am 21 years old. I live on Long Island, NY. I am certified in CPR and life-guarding. I have been lifeguarding for 6 summers now. I want the everyone in the pool to be safe and have fun! I also have experience teaching swimming lessons. I was a swimming instructor for 2 years.
27 years lifeguarding experience! Serving Lower & Northern Westchester County, and Greenwich Ct area.
Hello! My name is Patti Ball. I work for Happy Swimmers as an Event Lifeguard in the summer. I have been a lifeguard since 1988. During the school year I am a Spanish teacher in a middle school. I have been a teacher since 1997. I have coached swimming and diving for many many years as well. So I have tons of experience in aquatics and dealing with kids! I enjoy lifeguarding and take it very seriously! Oh and in my spare time I am married to a teacher (who also happens to be a Lifeguard for Happy Swimmers) We live in Westchester County and have two beautiful children who also happen to be “Happy Swimmers!” We are a family who loves summer, and a fun summer is always a safe summer!!!
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.
Stu has been a lifeguard for ages. He knows his job well, and is one of our veteran crew. Friendly, always professional, and great at his job. Home is Syosset, NY.