New York City Tri-State Area (NYC) Lifeguard for Hire Service
Lifeguard 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 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.


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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in New York City Metro (NYC)


NYC metro :)

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.

Allen Clare, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor


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.

Aurelia Sweeney, NYC Lifeguard for Hire

New York CIty

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

Bradley Blecker, Lifegaurd, Swim Instructor

Spring: Washington DC, Summer: NW New Jersey; 5 years experience.

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.

Bridget Quiñones, Lifeguard

Yonkers, NY

Chris Ball, Lifeguard

Yorktown Heights, NY; 29 years experience guarding!

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!

Crandal Chestnutt, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Newark, NJ

Emily Diliberto, Lifeguard

Amityville, NY

Helena Roth, Lifeguard

Kew Gardens NY



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.

Jason Strumwasser, Lifeguard

Oceanside, NY

Maryann McNally, Lifeguard

Baldwin, NY; 6 years lifeguarding, 2 years swim teacher

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.

Patti Ball, Lifeguard

Yorktown Heights, NY

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 Lifeguard Manager Christine Sanders

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.

Shira Goldmann, Lifeguard

Nanuet, NY

Stephen Cumella, Lifeguard

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

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