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

Ally Brown | Lifeguard

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

Cheyenna, Lifeguard for Hire

Dana Point

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

Christina Pasetta, Regional Lifeguard Manager

Regional Lifeguard Manager, 18+ years experience lifeguarding

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 🙂

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.

Coco, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard for Hire

Temecula

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.

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.

Dazzling Daisy, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Carlsbad

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. 

Edson Paiz, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD and CPR Instructor

Reseda, 8 years experience!

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. 🙂

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)

Garrett, Lifeguard for Hire

I have 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.

Hector Diaz| Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Hector Diaz, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

San Diego

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 Pickhaver

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

Josh

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

Carlsbad

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.

Justin MacRae, Lifeguard for Hire

Orange County

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.

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

Katrina, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

San Diego

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!

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

Morgan

Mission Bay

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

Nzinga Goodwin, Lifeguard

San Diego, CA

Tiffany, EMT, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

San Clemente OC

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.

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.

Victoria Joko, San Diego Lifeguard for Hire

Chula Vista

I’ve mostly guarded children and elderly people. I started at a community center, then a gym, and then I guarded for a private summer camp. I just want everyone to be safe and keep having fun in and around the pool! I also have 9 years worth of babysitting and nanny experience so I’m pretty good with kids.

I serve the San Diego communities of Claremont, Hillcrest, East Elliot, Mission Beach among others. 

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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