San Diego Lifeguard for Hire 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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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 San Diego
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.
Hi, I am Blake Brandley. My love for the water started with being a Jr. Lifeguard where I learned many things about the ocean, water safety, rescue and how fun water sports and activities are as long as everyone is safe! I play competitive water polo and am in the pool almost everyday swimming with Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team. I love to spend free time at the beach and on the lake in Lake Arrowhead with my family. My love of the water inspired me to get my lifeguard certification with adult and pediatric CPR/AED. This work allows me to pursue my dreams of becoming a full-time ocean lifeguard and eventually a member of the US Coast Guard. Happy Swimmers / Event lifeguarding gives me the opportunity to work while I am in school and also keep my water safety skills optimal year round. A fun fact is I am a proud Boy Scout of America; this organization has also taught me crucial life skills with merits earned in: First Aid, Lifesaving & Emergency Preparedness, Swimming, Personal Fitness and Outstanding Citizenship in the Community. I think these merits compliment my lifeguard training. I really love getting to meet new people and being able to provide a fun environment where everyone of any age can feel safe under my watch.
I serve the San Diego communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Rancho Bernardo, among others.
I grew up as a swimmer and water polo player in Orange County, and am extremely comfortable in the water. Throughout my years in aquatics, I have had the privilege of interacting with excellent and professional lifeguards. I look forward to providing the same safety and security to others so that everyone has a great time in the water!
Some of the areas I serve: Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point
Advanced certifications in: Open Water Scuba certification; Bloodborne Pathogens training
Manager of Event Lifeguards, New Markets. 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 🙂
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.
I’ve been teaching swim lessons for 8+ years to children ages 2-18 (as well as adults). I’ve worked with children on every level – from those scared of the water, to kids on a swim team. As a life long competitive swimmer, teaching children to swim and instilling in them a love for the water has always been a passion of mine. In additional to helping children enjoy the water and learn the necessary survival skills, I am also capable of working on specific strokes and techniques with older or more advanced swimmers.
I worked as a lifeguard during high school and college for my local city quarry, and now work in the San Diego metro area. I’ve always enjoyed being in and around the water, so lifeguarding was an easy choice. Allowing people to have a great time while still being safe is something I pride myself in and I look forward to working with you, your family, and your guests!
I serve the San Diego communities of San Diego proper – Everything south of Carlsbad
Hi, I’m Coco! I have been a swim instructor for a few years now, but have been working with kids for most of my life. It all started in Girl Scouts when I got to host my first event. I loved the energy the kids brought to the table, and from that moment, I knew I had to work with them. Experience in Girl Scouts helped me become a babysitter/nanny and camp counselor, and has eventually led me to teaching swim. Being a swim instructor seemed natural for me because I swam competitively in high school and love being in the water, as well as working with people. My favorite part about teaching swim is watching the child progress. The pride and excitement in their eyes when they finally master a skill they had been struggling with is priceless :~). A fun fact about me is that my favorite animal is the polar bear and I could talk your ear off for hours about why they’re so fascinating!
I became a lifeguard in high school and am now in my second year of college. I wanted to be lifeguard because I love swimming so much that didn’t want to be away from the pool while I was out of the water! I am also very concerned with safety ever since I took my very first CPR class with my Girl Scout troop. The instructor inspired me to continue on in my safety education and become AED and First Aid certified, and then eventually become a lifeguard and get my emergency oxygen distribution and blood borne pathogens certifications. I believe that people should have only good experiences in the water, and want to do everything I can to make that happen. I hope that everyone is able to enjoy the pool regardless of their skill level, and always feel safe in the water. A fun fact about me is that I love rock climbing!
I serve the OC, Inland Empire, and San Diego communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, and Orange, among others.
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.
I just recently started swim instructing about half a year go and have loved every moment. The satisfaction the children get when they have learned a stroke or how to improve it is pure bliss. I feel amazing knowing my job is done when parents come up to me informing me what their child has done at their own pool. Ensuring safety is also a big role in this job and teaching children how to swim makes that so much better.
I have been Lifeguarding for two years now and have loved every moment of it. Maintaining a happy and positive attitude while ensuring safety plays a big role when Lifeguarding, enjoying the job just makes it that much better. Making both the parents and children happy and safe are very important to me.
I serve the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, among others.
Debbie is a graduate of CSUN with a background in teaching Physical Education and Special Education for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. She had worked for LAUSD as a teacher for 37.5 years. She has also been a Professional Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training Instructor with the American Red Cross and LAUSD. She has taught First Aid and CPR for over 30 years and feels that it is important to give back to the community. She has a strong background in working with the community in planning and scheduling events for the Civic Center Division for LAUSD. Debbie is excited to be a part of the Instructor Team for JTA CPR and looks forward to being part of the expanding Management Team of Happy Swimmers. In her free time, Debbie loves to hike, ski where ever there is snow, swim and travel.
I am a Swim instructor who has taught lessons for 4 years. I enjoy teaching because I too learn something new each time I give a swim lesson. Swimming is therapeutic to me and I enjoy sharing the therapy with others.
Hi, I’m Edson, a watermen who has been involved in water safety for the last 8 years. I have worked with different departments in the LA area. I have experience the open water environment (lakes and reservoirs), the ocean environment (beaches) and the pool environment. My scope continues to grow as I continue to push the envelope. I enjoy working together with people so that everyone can enjoy a hot summer day at the beach, lake and or pool.
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. 🙂
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)
I have 2 years lifeguarding experience.
I’ve grown up around water and have done anything involving it, such as boat sports, swim, and competitive year round water polo. I’ve been lifeguard certified for 5 years now and worked at a YMCA last summer.
I serve the San Diego metro area and communities of La Jolla, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo, and Poway, among others.
I first started swim instructing last year, working all seasons and now summer. I’ve taught kids from all age groups 6 months to 15 years old. I’ve also taught kids who are very scared of water and kids who are naturals. Previously, I competed on a swim team for 6 years, two in college and four in high school. Therefore, I’m very familiar with proper techniques and stroke work. Because I have also taught kids who didn’t know anything about swimming or just were just too fearful of water, I have learned to make sure kids are having fun while learning but are also safe!
I’ve been lifeguarding for three years, starting at a water park and now I currently work at a pool. I primarily guard birthday parties and know a lot of water games kids love to play. I always make sure the kids are having fun and smiling but most of all are being safe. Lifeguarding and teaching are my passions so I take my job very serious, however I always make sure to have a smile on, ensuring everyone is having fun.
I serve the San Diego communities of Imperial Beach, Chula vista, La jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, downtown San Diego, La mesa, East lake, mission valley, among others.
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.
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.
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.
Hi, I’m Justin and I am looking forward to helping you, ensuring the safety of your event for all to enjoy. I aim to prevent accidents before they occur and make sure everyone is having a great time. Besides lifeguarding, I volunteer weekly at the Palomar Health Hospital and I am attending UCSD this fall with plans to go to med school!
I serve the Orange County communities of Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna, Temecula, among others.
I have been working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for over 12 years. I began my water experience at the age of 14 when I played water polo. Along with water polo I participated in swimming, my high school and college surf teams. I love being in the water and helping others in the skills to be safe, successful, and have fun in the water. I have taught swim lessons from babies to adults and I feel comfortable and confident working with any type of swimmer. I am looking forward to teaching you or your swimmer the best swimming skills around!
As a lifeguard I pride myself in the recognition of when a swimmer can be in distress and to prevent any incidents. I am looking forward to a Sunny San Diego Summer with all swimmers out there!
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
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.
Hi! My name is Lila. I’ve been an ocean and pool lifeguard for 5 years, and did junior lifeguard programs every summer before that since the age of 9. I love being near any body of water. The thing that I love most about lifeguarding events is giving everyone, especially the hosts, peace of mind so they can enjoy their event to the fullest without worrying about the safety of their guests.
I serve Los Angeles and San Diego communities
My name is Mason Molnar, I am 16 years old and ever since I was a toddler I have loved the water. My whole life I have grown up near the beach, so it was only natural for me to begin surfing and swimming at a young age. I am currently a part of my high school water polo team and surf team and have loved being a team player and helping my team in water polo games and surf contests. I also surf for Swamis Surf Association in the Surf Coalition contests. I also love building and fixing things and have been spending most of my free time fixing a 1966 Jeep Wagoneer. Through this experience I have learned so much about persevering old things and using my skills and applying them in many different aspects in life. I am very good with little kids because I have 3 siblings and two of them are younger brothers. My goal is to be a good role model for my brothers and the kids around me.
I serve the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Encinitas, Vista, Oceanside, among others
I’d love to gain as much experience as possible in lifeguarding, possibly becoming a LG instructor in the near future, while making sure everyone is safe and having a good time! I’m fluent in English and Greek and love getting to know different people from different areas of the world.
I serve the communities of San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, Tucson
Morgan has 4 years swim teaching experience and serves the general areas of San Diego, La Jolla, Lemon Grove, and La Mesa.
I was an Ocean Lifeguard in my hometown of Long Beach, New York for four summers before moving to San Diego. I am a business major at San Diego State University with a minor in sun, surf and lifeguarding!
I serve the San Diego communities of Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Encinitas, among others.
I have been a swim instructor for two years. I have taught numerous people from infants, kids, teens, adults and even tri-atheletes. Many swimmers I have recently worked with have been the younger kids – infant to four or five – and have picked up a little bit of a specialty working with those who are special needs kids.
I have been an EMT and a lifeguard for three and a half years, I have worked on the beach front for a school in Southern California and at multiple pools in SoCal, and work as a standby EMT lifeguard for special events. I like to meet new people and have fun guarding while keeping people safe. I want to get into the Fire Department as a paramedic and lifeguarding is a good way to learn and be ready for anything that could arise.
I have experience as a Waterfront Lifeguard as well.
I serve the Orange County/Inland Empire communities of Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, among others.
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.
Hello! My name is Vanessa. I am a born and raised San Diegan who loves the beach! I have been swimming since I was a young child, and even competed in high school. I love working with kids and am dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment so that children can enjoy playing in the water as much as I did as a child.
I serve in the El Cajon, Alpine, Lakeside, Santee, La Mesa, San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, and Solana Beach areas.
I spent 5 summer seasons as a lifeguard in San Diego. Lifeguarding is a very serious job because I have the duty to act in a life threatening situation. As serious as it is, lifeguarding is also a very rewarding job where I can share my water safety knowledge with children and parents while also being a role model to those I protect. I also have extensive experience with bathroom accidents in the pool so no need to worry!
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.