San Diego Lifeguard for Hire Service
Lifeguard Service

Happy Swimmers USA, a company of highly experienced, Red Cross certified, professional and insured lifeguards are happy to serve your pool party needs.

Our staff of over 20 area lifeguards can be at your service in as short as a couple hours, but to insure your date, a week’s lead time is suggested.

All staff are Red Cross certified Lifeguards with at least one year experience (no first-timers to guard your kids). Most have several years lifeguard experience and at high volume locations. 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 professional lifeguard company. With a pool full of kids, we don’t want you wondering if the guard will show.


We serve greater San Diego North County and San Diego Metro with regions including La Jolla east to Santee, and south to Chula Vista.


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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in San Diego

Aly Brown, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA

10+ years experience lifeugarding. Home turf: South Orange Co and San Diego.

Hi I’m Aly and have been guarding for 10+ years. I am personable, enjoy meeting new people, and love the sunshine. Keeping people safe is a prerogative and passion of mine. I am in the helping profession and work as a social worker for Rady Children’s Hospital as my career. Lifeguarding allows me exhibit my outgoing personality while maintaining safety, additionally catch some sunshine and be social; Thus, I find myself guarding as a side passion of mine.

Amber Senese, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA

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 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.

Cody Dilloway, Lifeguard, EMT

San Diego, CA

4 years experience!  Serving communities like San Diego, Vista, Ramona, Oceanside, El Cajon

I am a San Diego native and in the water and sunshine is where I feel at home. I played on both the water polo and swim team all four years of high school and have always considered a job in the emergency medical field. I have been life guarding for four years and loving every minute. I take the job seriously and focus on maintaining a safe and fun environment. I am also pursuing a career as a San Diego beach life guard or fire fighter.  EMT certified.

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. :)

Eric Paredes, Lifeguard

San Jose for Summer, San Diego Spring-Fall.

2 years guarding experience. Some of the city areas I serve: San Diego, La Jolla, Poway, El Cajon

I was a Senior in high school when I decided to get my lifeguard certification, taught by Happy Swimmers trainer of course! Lifeguarding is something I decided to pursue after I had been teaching swim lessons at my local YMCA for a year. I have worked for two YMCAs (one in San Jose and one in San Diego) before I decided to take up Happy Swimmers’ Lifeguarding events too.

Happy Swimmers is a great company to work for, especially when it attracts such great families who are always so friendly and inviting. I think this job has really improved my people skills, just from having to meet so many people out of the blue! (thanks Eric! we have great clients and great staff… owner Jenn)

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.

Jolena Pamilar

San Diego, CA


Carlsbad, CA

I am a Junior at Carlsbad High School. I play football and lacrosse for CHS. I am an accomplished athlete and student. I enjoy lifeguarding and rescue services. I plan on either joining the military service or studying criminology and becoming a police officer or a first responder.

Josh Bryant, Lifeguard


I am a sophomore at Carlsbad High School, where I am a defense player on the lacrosse team and play both offensive and defensive line for the CHS Football team. I have been swimming since I was 4 and obtained my lifeguard certificate last Summer, July 2015. I mentor and coach elementary/middle school lacrosse players in skills and ball handling, and referee occasionally. I am the oldest of three.  I have a sister who is 13 and a brother who is 4, just now learning how to swim. I enjoy lifeguarding which lets me use my physical and technical skills, allowing clients to enjoy their events. I plan on pursuing a career in the medical or emergency services.

Serving areas including: San Diego, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Encintas, San Marcos.

Joyful Jackie

San Diego, CA

As a former day camp counselor and certified lifeguard at the Mattapany Day Camp on the Patuxent River Naval base in Maryland, I greatly enjoy engaging with children and showing them how to have fun practicing safety in the pool. Handling groups of 30-50 children at a time, I have helped children successfully use water slides and diving boards while exercising the proper precautions necessary to be happy swimmers! I am excited to use my experience to help your guests at future events.

Katie, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

San Diego, 8 years swim teaching!

I have been teaching swim lessons for 8 years. I have experience teaching learn-to-swim lessons and competitive lessons to kids ages 3 to 12 years old. I have been swimming since the age of 6 and I am a two time NCAA Water Polo All-American. My goal is to have each one of my swimmers feel safe and have fun swimming in a pool, lake or ocean!

I have been lifeguarding for two years. I have been swimming since the age of 6 and I am a two time NCAA Water Polo All-American. My favorite part about lifeguarding is creating a safe and friendly environment for everyone to enjoy the sunshine and pool!

My home turf areas: La Jolla, Del Mar, Solano Beach, Sorrento Valley

Korey McKeown, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA

Ocean Lifeguard qualified and pools.

My background as a lifeguard includes 12 years of Ocean experience including Surfing, Diving, and Swimming. I have been a lifeguard for 1 year now, and during that year I was a Surf Instructor for kids and adults ages ranging from 6 to 45. I also have guarded multiple private events for Happy Swimmers. Through watching 45 kids in the ocean, saving people from rip currents, and guarding at a pool party, I have gained first hand experience as to what it takes to be a successful Lifeguard. I know water is a dangerous place for both kids and adults, and I want to use my experience to protect everyone around me. I enjoy giving people that sense of safeness because I am watching them or their kids, and I enjoy being outside and anything to do with water.

Some of the areas I serve:San diego, La Mesa, Del Mar, Carlsbad

Leandra Ipina, Lifeguard

Diamond Bar, CA

Leo Oshiro, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA; 3 years experience!

Hello! My name is Leo and I have 3 years of lifeguarding experience, 2 of them at Aquatica, Sea World’s Waterpark. Ever since I was a kid, I loved playing in the water and I still take every chance I get to enjoy a nice day by the water! I like lifeguarding because I get to do that every day as part of my job. Outside of work, I compete in mixed martial arts and surf recreationally. I hope to one day become a beach lifeguard.

Some of the areas I commonly serve areLa Jolla, San Diego, Coronado, College Area San Diego.

Marco Naquin, Lifeguard

Encinitas, Ca

Martin Hempfling, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA


Mission Bay

Morgan has 4 years swim teaching experience and serves the general areas of San Diego, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, and La Mesa.

Nathan Haman, Lifeguard

San Diego, 3 years experience lifeguarding

3 years experience as a lifeguard. Areas commonly served includeNorth County San Diego and also South County San Diego. (Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Coronado, and more).

I am 19 years young. I have been swimming, playing water polo, surfing, and spear fishing for over 5+ years each and these are still my hobbies to this day! I have been pool life guarding ever since I was 16 years old, mostly working at the YMCA over the years (so I am good with kids). Over these years I have saved over 7+ real victims from life threatening scenarios. I am all about positive energy, friendliness, and being cooperative. I will be able to provide a safe and stress-free environment for any pool I am lifeguarding!

Nzinga Goodwin, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA

Rylee Owens, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

San Juan Capistrano; 8 years experience!

Hello! My name is Rylee, I’ve been a swimmer my entire life and find so much joy in sharing that experience with others. I competitively swam all the way up into my first year of college and have taught swim lessons off and on for 8-9 years. When I was in college I started my own private swim lesson company called Champion Swimming. I’ve taught a wide range of skill levels, from young to old. I find that swimming is such a huge life lesson that every kid needs to feel comfortable with and I really enjoy seeing them accomplish their goals! In my free time I enjoy surfing, climbing, being outdoors, playing music and singing with friends.

Home turf areas: San Clemente, Dana Point, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel

Sumer Mark, Lifeguard

Oceanside, Ca

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.

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.

Ziggy, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

San Diego; 5 years experience!

5 years experience, communities served like Point Loma, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, Del Mar

Water is my life! I have experience teaching swim lessons (levels ranging from mommy& me to coaching swim team), lifeguarding and competitive swimming. I absolutely love being anywhere near the pool or the ocean! I am inspired to promote fun in the water with an emphasis on water safety practices. I have a special passion for teaching, as I am currently finishing my credentials to be a kindergarten teacher. Teaching has taught me patience and attentiveness which is an instrumental component of serving my duties as a lifeguard to my best ability.

Extra certifications, specialties:  Waterfront/Lake certified lifeguard; Mommy and Me special training.

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