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. Westchester Co, Rockland Co, and Jersey to Greenwich and out Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)
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 drownings and near-drowning accidents we’ve read about in the news. In 2009 we started service in New York. We are the largest, oldest lifeguard for hire 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 comprehensive 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, know that freelancers are completely uninsured. Who checks their 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 have been a lifeguard for 2 years. I am advancing and always productive while leading people in the straight paths of various choices.
I have been certified for a few years and it’s definitely my passion to work with kids. I really like teaching them life saving skills and helping them learn how to be safe around the pool and water. Being around children really brightens my day and I enjoy it so much it doesn’t feel like work. I grew up babysitting in my towns I’ve always had a special connection with children and I still do.
I have been a lifeguard for 3 years now and it’s very fun and exciting. I get enjoy keeping patrons safe and preventing accidents before they happen. There could always be an accident and I like the excitement of jumping into action if need be. I enjoy working with other lifeguards and doing mock rescues, that’s always very fun.
I serve the NYC tri-state communities of New York City, Queens, Hamptons, Glen Cove, among others.
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.
Hi I’m Brittany Woods and I’ve been lifeguarding for four years during the summer in the Town of Greenwich. I’ve also guarded at private parties and I enjoy lifeguarding and will continue to re-certify myself because of the joy I get from this job.
I’m the one in the blue suit in the picture. Sometimes guards get to be goofy too 🙂
I serve Boston MA, and Greenwich CT at different times of the year.
I am currently guarding for my third consecutive summer and I have guarded the past two winters as well. I have guarded parties before as well as given swim lessons, both private and group. I work well with kids, so lifeguarding events is something I love doing. My intention with lifeguarding is to maintain a fun time as well as keep everyone safe.
I serve the NYT state area communities of New rochelle, eastchester, scarsdale, white plains, among others.
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!
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 🙂
Hi! My Name’s Eduard. Born In Russia, and spent the last 10 years living in New York. Throughout my life, I’ve spent time around the pool so I knew a lifeguard job would be perfect. Fell in love from day one. I take pride in providing and maintaining a safe environment, as well as enjoy seeing people have lots of fun!
Through my broad experience working for various luxury buildings, my awareness of the high expectations taught me to stress professionalism, and courtesy, also provide a balance with fun. Swimming is a skill which in my opinion, everyone should enjoy. It is always my goal to share that positive experience with those surrounding me.
I am certified by Red Cross in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and AED.
I serve the NYC Tri-State Area communities of New Jersey, Long Island, NYC and it’s surrounding principal cities
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 and swim instructor for 5 years.
I began my instruction career at the Rutgers University pool. I began with teaching adults and then transitioned to teaching children. I also taught a few children’s lessons over the summer at the YMCA camp. I thoroughly enjoy teaching children because of their typically energetic attitude just to be in the water. The most amount of joy I get from teaching is when I see the amazement in an adult’s eyes when they are swimming when they came in with the thought they’d never learn how to swim.
My background consists of learning to swim as a small child and becoming a competitive swimmer in my youth through to high school. I began Lifeguarding five years ago at Rutgers University, where I am now a Head Lifeguard. I also have experience being a lake lifeguard with the Frost Valley YMCA camp. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the camp. My intention for being a Lifeguard and Swimming instructor is to help make any aquatics setting as safe and comfortable as I can for as many people as I can. I enjoy interacting with energetic people, and being able to provide a form of safety and security for people that is very unique and in a setting where people can thoroughly enjoy themselves.
I serve the NYC Tri-State area communities of Long Branch, Manasquan, Atlantic City, 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.
I have been Lifeguarding for 7 years since I was 15. I have guarded pools at gyms, a high school, backyards, camps, and a community college. My intentions as your lifeguard are rooted in preventing accidents from happening in the first place while providing you with peace of mind that if an emergency does happen I am able to respond quickly and effectively. What I like most about Lifeguarding events is meeting new people and seeing all of the unique pool designs that I have encountered over the years and how creative some can be when designing their pool. A fun fact about me is that my favorite marine animal is a sea turtle because they take things nice and easy, plus they love the water!
I serve the NYC Tri-State Area communities of Hamilton, NJ. New Brunswick, NJ. Hightstown, NJ. East Windsor, NJ, among others.
I have spent three summers lifeguarding at an inner city pool in NH. During that time I worked closely with three camps who used our facility every day. Occasionally, we would have close to 300 patrons.
I enjoyed working with children so much that I’m a certified NY state teacher and a camp counselor.
I serve the NYC Tri-State Areas of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, among others.
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.
Hi, I’m Simon and am a new lifeguard this summer. I feel that my status as a rookie guard is more of a strength, rather than a detriment, because I have recent training and I am very eager to be a lifeguard. In my school, I am the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and a player on the varsity basketball team, as well as a member of my township’s youth council and an active altar server. I’m all about giving back, so I am excited to serve.
I serve the NYC Tri-State Area communities of Somerset, New Brunswick, Bridgewater, Piscataway, among others.
I am a NYC middle school math teacher, and love every minute of what I do. Having summers off, I decided years ago to make the most of what I can, in continuing to try to help others, so I decided to become a lifeguard/swim instructor. I have been a lifeguard for about 10 years now at a few different camps throughout the summers. There is nothing better in my eyes than seeing the faces of smiling children, knowing that they are having fun, and that they are safe at the same time.
I serve the NYC tri-state areas of Westchester County, Rockland County, Ct, among others
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.