San Francisco Bay Area Lifeguard for Hire Service
Lifeguard Service

Hire a lifeguard from Happy Swimmers for the safety of your children’s pool party or to professionally serve your corporate event.

We serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area with our professional lifeguard staff spread out from San Jose to San Francisco, Marin County, Santa Rosa, and Napa Valley. Our staff is insured, experienced, and highly personable.

Last summer, we had seven urgent interventions made by our lifeguards at the pool parties we served. Believe me, each of those hosts was VERY thankful we were there for them. We know by you viewing our site, you’d feel the same way. You see our value as the best insurance policy for keeping your pool activity fun and safe, and we look forward to serving you and your guests.



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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in San Francisco Bay Area

Aaron Chau, Lifeguard

Fairfield, CA and Irvine CA school year.

I currently attend University of California: Irvine, live in Irvine, and will be returning to Northern California in the summer. I am majoring in Public Health Sciences and hope to be accepted into medical school in the coming years. As I am making my journey into the healthcare field, I am realizing the extent of my passion for helping others. Lifeguarding has been an amazing outlet for me to do what I can to prevent injuries and aid injuries when necessary. I thoroughly enjoy my interactions with clients and swimmers and look forward to going to work every day. I have 3 years of swim team experience and have volunteered at various schools for 4 years. I will do my best to provide the highest quality safety services for your party or event.

Some of the communities I serve:Irvine, Newport Beach, Napa, Sonoma.

2 years lifeguarding experience.

Adam Ha, Lifeguard


Hi I am Adam and I have been a lifeguard for over four years, with over nine years of competitive swimming experience. I enjoy the water and the sun and making sure everyone else can too in a safe and friendly environment.

Serving areas including: Napa, San Francisco, San Jose, Sonoma

Angel Barocio, Lifeguard for Hire


I love people and I love to help. This is why this is the perfect job! All I do is help people when there in need and there’s really no better reward then to know you saved someone’s life or even just the fact that you being there puts people at ease.

Commonly serving areas like Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Sonoma

Berklee Welsh, Lifeguard

Santa Rosa, CA

Serving the areas of Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Rosa

My name is Berklee, and I love to lifeguard! Keeping everyone safe while having fun is my main concern while on the job. I love interacting with young and old pool patrons alike! I have a lifelong love of the pool and have been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5. I can’t wait to help you out at your next pool party or event!

Bria, Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

San Jose, 8 years experience!

Swim Instructor Bio: Hello! I’ve been teaching for 8 years now and I absolutely love the water. It’s a great way to get in shape, cool off, chill out, or play around in. I also think it’s an important and valuable life skill to understand how to navigate our aquatic environment, that’s why I like to focus on water safety in my swim lessons. Fun Fact: I was raised at a pool, so it feels like my second home. It would be a pleasure to teach any and all levels.

Lifeguard Bio: Hello, Bria here, your friendly neighborhood lifeguard! With six years experience I’d like to say that I am well rehearsed in safety, prevention, and recognition. I’m a super sunscreen advocate, and I can’t get enough of that h2o – stay hydrated my friends!

General communities served: San Jose, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Los Gatos

Cameron Hayes, Lifeguard

Mountain View

Chelsea Dunleavy, Peninsula Event Lifeguard

Redwood City, CA

2 years experience lifeguarding in communities like Redwood City, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park

I enjoy being a lifeguard because growing up I have always loved the water and I want others to experience that same joy. Everyone should be able to have fun and be safe while swimming. I have swum since I was a baby, but have competitively swum for 11 years and I also play water polo.

Conor Reilly, Lifeguard

Sausalito, CA

Donita Flecker, Lifeguard Sonoma, North Bay and San Franciso

Santa Rosa, 12 years experience!

I have been lifeguarding and keeping kids safe around pools for 12 years. I have worked at public pools as well as a private swim club. I look forward to lifeguarding your party or event!

I’m a substitute teacher during the school year and have taught all levels of swimming for over 10 years. I coach a high school swim team as well as Masters. I swim competitively at meets and open water events. I love teaching kids how to swim and sharing my passion for the water.

Home base areas: Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Petaluma

Dylan Camel, Lifeguard

Santa Cruz, CA

Eileen Nicholes, Lifeguard for Hire

Sacramento; 4 years experience!

4 years lifeguarding experience and new Lifeguard Instructor, serves the Bay Area from San Francisco and communities surrounding Davis, Sacramento, Woodland, Rocklin

From my love of the water sprang a lifeguarding job when I was sixteen years old. I started working at Golfland Sunsplash and loved every minute of it. I enjoyed watching the water, ensuring people were following the rules and being safe, and stepping in when emergencies did arise. Over the years at Golfland Sunsplash, I saved a number of people and always felt grateful to have a job being around a place that I loved so much. My love for water shows in the way that I interact with guests because I want them to have as enjoyable of an experience as I do being around it and in it when I’m scuba diving. I hope to work your event because I believe in not only keeping you and your guests safe but also being upbeat while doing so. To leave off, a fun fact about me is that I have scuba dived in Okinawa, Japan and also Monterey Bay. I hope to someday scuba dive in Antarctica.

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)

Gloria Walker, Lifeguard, LGI, CPR Instructor

Santa Cruz, CA

Why a Lifeguard at my age? I was teaching water fitness and I asked myself would I be able to respond to a water emergency? No. I became certified within 3 months. Being in the water has always been natural to me. Lessons starting at 4 and the Swim and Dive Team by 10. Fun Water safety and being water safe that’s my motto. Being older I believe I have that extra edge. That experience, the intuition. Call it loving what you do and enjoying the moment. Anything you enjoy doing you do well.

Jason Lai, Lifeguard

Los Altos, CA; 2 years experience lifeguarding :)

2 years experience, I generally cover the areas around Atherton, Menlo, Los Altos, Mountain View

I got my certification as soon as I could two years ago and have been lifeguarding every summer since. As a guard I love being on duty because I know that my job is very important in making sure everyone is safe. I played 4 years of water polo and swam for 4 years on my high school team.

Jenn Levish * has pool, Swim Instructor Manager, LG

S. San Jose, 13 years exp!

Jenn is our CA Swim Instructor Manager, and also remains as a senior swim instructor on staff.  She can come to you, or if you don’t have a pool, use hers in San Jose.

Summers as a swim instructor: 14 years!

Key cities areas she serves: San Jose, LosGatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Santa Clara

Her specialties: adult learn-to-swim experience, swim team stroke work, water polo, water aerobics, experience with children who have ADHDand autism

My parents had me in the water at 6 months old, and Ihavelovedswimmingfor a long as I can remember. I swam on swim teams (cabana and high school) for 10 years and played water polo for 4 years.I started teaching swim lessons when I was 16and have experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. I enjoy teaching technique and stroke work, but regardless of the level,safety is my top priority.

John LaBarge, Lifeguard

Rohnert Park, CA

Jordan Overmyer, Lifeguard

Kentfield, Ca

Julia Niven

Santa Clara, CA

Some of the areas I serve: San Francisco, Daly City, Palo Alto

Hi! My name is Julia Niven, and I’ve been lifeguarding for 4 years. I’m currently a freshman at the University of San Francisco, studying nursing. I’ve been swimming since I was 6 years old, and I love being around a pool, in or out! I am currently employed at Forest Park Cabana Club in Santa Clara, where I’ve worked for the last 4 years. Along with lifeguarding, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a counselor at a summer camp for the last 3 summers. Thanks for reading!

Julia Niven, Lifeguard

Santa Clara and vicinity, 4 years experience

4 years experience as a lifeguard, generally serving the areas around Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino.

Hi! My name is Julia Niven, and this will be my 4th consecutive year lifeguarding. I’m graduating from The King’s Academy this spring, and going to be a freshman in college this fall…not sure where exactly! I’ve been swimming since I was 6 years old, and I love being around a pool, in or out! I am currently employed at Forest Park Cabana Club in Santa Clara, where I’ve been working for the last 3 years. Along with lifeguarding, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a counselor at a summer camp for the last 2 summers. I’m excited to potentially do more work for Happy Swimmers this season. Thanks for reading!

Kate Bellantoni, Lifeguard for Hire


3 years guarding experience

I have guarded for recreational swim time as well as various school and birthday parties. I hope to create a fun and safe environment for all patrons. I love swimming and utilizing my skills in order to create a safe and comfortable environment for swimmers to enjoy the pool.

San Jose, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, San Francisco are some of the places I serve.

Katie Taylor, Event Lifeguard

Santa Clara

I have spent the past 3 summers lifeguarding at a local cabana club in my area! There, I served as a Lead lifeguard there for the past 2 summers, which means I was in charge of the other guards on duty. I have also worked several private events in the Bay Area. My hope as a lifeguard is to prevent any accidents before they happen. I really enjoy lifeguarding because I like to interact with kids, but also to ensure that they have a safe pool experience. A fun fact about me is that I have swum with dolphins in the Cayman Islands!

Areas I serve regularly: Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Mountain View, Los Altos, Cupertino

Lindsay Brecht, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI, CPR Instr,**CPR ANGEL OF LIFE AWARD**

Sunnyvale is her home

**Happy Swimmers recognizes Lifeguard Lindsay with it’s CPR ANGEL OF LIFE AWARD–Doing her important part to savea 7 year old boy…Way to go Lindsay!**

3 years swim teaching experience, including Special Needs kids.

Some Communities I serve: Sunnyvale, San Jose, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Campbell, Mountain View, Santa Clara

Swim Instructor role: What’s better than feeling free, comfortable, confident and safe in the water!?! I want to help every child or adult I teach to feel this way. My love for the water started as an infant, and my love for competing started a few years later. I swam competitively for over 10 years and once my opportunities to compete diminished, I decided to teach. I taught swim lessons at the San Ramon Olympic Pool for three years. I taught all age groups ranging from 6 months to adults. I also have experience teaching lessons to children with special needs. My love for the water goes beyond swimming on the surface. I got scuba certified at 13 and I’ve been exploring the depths of the ocean ever since.

Event Lifeguard role:As a child, I was the swimmer the lifeguards hated. Holding my breath to the very last moment, twisting and turning under water, running on the pool deck, doing the “dead man’s float.” I loved swimming and hated the lifeguards for ruining my fun. I’ve since learned that fun can still be had while following the rules. As a lifeguard, my number 1 priority is safety! Fun is a must, but it’s second to safety. I have three years of lifeguarding experience and received Recognition of First Responder and Life Saving Efforts from the City of San Ramon for my role is saving the life of a 7 year old boy.

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) role:Teaching the lifeguarding course is like teaching a sport. There’s the physical skills aspect and the psychological understanding and awareness aspect. My goal is to teach both. I feel successful when I’m running through the end of class scenario and the student’s know how to leverage their tubes for buoyancy, when to call for help, the holds and strap sequence for a spinal, and when and how to perform CPR. They are confident with their decisions and skill. I’ve taught the lifeguard.

CPR Instructor role:I’ve performed CPR and used an AED in an emergency situation. I am always scoping out where the nearest AED is in a building and running through “what if” scenarios in my head. I know what to do in an emergency and I have taught others what to do as well. I have over 4 years experience teaching CPR, first aid and AED courses.

Mairead Maclean

Sacramento CA

Mairead commonly serves the Greater Sacramento Area,  El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Roseville, Davis, Rocklin, and San Francisco Bay too.

I have 3 years of experience in lifeguarding/swim instructing. I enjoy being outside and being surrounded by people. I intend to provide a safe environment and help those in need.  I am currently a Sophomore at Sacramento City College and my major is Child Development. My goal is to one day become a Special Education Teacher.    I love being surrounded by water and sports. I played water polo for 6 years and swam for 9 years.

Megan Munro, Lifeguard

Tarzana, and Some Berkeley time; 4 years experience guarding!

4 years experience!

I began lifeguarding in Los Angeles the summer after I graduated high school. A year later, I joined Happy Swimmers. I love doing events for HS because you get to know wonderful clients and soak up the sun, all while on the job! I attend school at UC Berkeley and enjoy picking up a few jobs in the Bay Area when the opportunity arises. I love going to the beach, playing the piano, skiing, and traveling!

Some of the areas I have served:Westwood, Encino/Tarzana, Santa Monica; Walnut Creek, Lafayette, downtown SF

Meredith Soward, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard

Los Altos Hills

Three years experience lifeguarding/lifeguard instructor.

Serving areas includingLos Altos, Palo Alto, Atherton, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, but flexible

I was a competitive swimmer from second grade until senior year of high school, and have always loved being in and around the water. I began lifeguarding in high school at Los Altos Golf and Country Club as a Summer job, and soon realized I loved being able to keep kids safe and having fun in the pool. Swimming has always been such a huge part of my life so it means a lot that I can give other people the same opportunity! I really prefer private lifeguarding over working at a country club because it gives you a greater opportunity to meet and get to know the clients when the kids are out of the pool. Every family has been so friendly and welcoming to me!

Mikayla Ehlenberger, Lifeguard

San Jose, CA

Miya Oto, Lifeguard

San Mateo, CA

Nico Teply

Sacramento CA

I have 2 years of experience in the fields of lifeguarding and swim instructing. I love working as a lifeguard and take the responsibility in ensuring the safety of everyone very seriously. I enjoy lifeguarding events because it allows me to make sure kids are having fun while staying safe and out of harms way. I’m currently an 18 year-old student athlete attending West Campus High School. I consider my education top priority, second to my athletics. I stay very active with wrestling, volleyball, and other high-intensity activities. I look forward to working with you!

Home are communities: Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Elk Grove

Also drives over to Sonoma and Napa Counties and the Bay Area, San Francisco City.

Paul Jones, Lifeguard

San Francisco, CA

Qi, San Jose Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

San Jose, CA

Qi, San Jose Swim Instructor and Lifegaurd

San Jose

General areas I have served include San Jose, Milpitas, Palo Alto

Swim Instructor Bio: Hi, my name is Qi and I am going into my 6th year as a swim instructor. I have taught lessons for various age groups, ranging from parent and child to adult lessons. What I enjoy most from teaching swim lessons is helping my students learn something new and being able to see them improve over time. I believe that anyone can learn how to swim as long as they believe in themselves and are willing to try something different.

Lifeguard Bio: Hi I’m Qi. I have been lifeguarding for the past 5 years. I enjoy making sure everyone is safe and having a great time at the pool. What I like most about lifeguarding events is being able to prevent any accidents from happening so that the parents can feel at ease while their guests are in the pool enjoying themselves. I typically guard in Palo Alto, San Jose, and Atherton.

Reed Piercey, Lifeguard

Mountain View, CA

Samantha Tu, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor

San Jose, South Bay, the CIty and Napa; 3 years experience!

Hello, my name is Samantha Tu and I’ve been a lifeguard and swim instructor for 3 years and a Lifeguard Instructor for 1 year. I started swimming when I was just a little kid since then I’ve been crazy about anything water. Once I became old enough to join a local junior lifeguarding program at the community center, I jumped right into that and began learning how to teach lessons and save lives. My hobbies include helping others, swimming, water polo, and cooking.

Samantha typically serves areas like Milpitas, San Jose, Fremont, and even the City and Napa–she gets around!

Sherry Sanders, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Woodside, 4 years lifeguard experience, 2 years swim instructing

2 years swim instructing and 4 years lifeguarding experience.

Serving the general areas of Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto

I have been swimming my whole life, and always enjoyed and looked forward to it. I was on a swim team in middle school and high school, and have completed many open water swimming events, including swimming from Alcatraz 8 times. I have been teaching swimming for almost 2 years, and lifeguarded for 4 years prior to that. I love to watch kids become more comfortable and confident in the water.

Sierra Williams, Lifeguard for Hire

San Francisco and Huntington Beach OC

Serving the areas surrounding San Francisco, Daly City, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach for 3 years as a lifeguard.

I started Lifeguarding in high school at age 16 for the City of Huntington Beach and became a Water Safety Instructor as well. After 2 years, I moved to San Francisco for college and became a Lifeguard and Safety Officer for the Waterpolo team at my school. Each summer I go back to Huntington Beach and work for the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa as a Lifeguard. I really enjoy Lifeguarding, especially the rewarding feeling that you get when you actually do need to help someone! Something that sets me apart from other Lifeguards is the fact that when I’m not teaching swim lessons or lifeguarding, I’m usually teaching surf lessons or surfing myself!

Sonja Davenport, Lifeguard

San Bruno, 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.

Talia Petersen, Lifeguard

Santa Rosa

I enjoyed 4 years on my high school swim team, and I became a lifeguard so that I could share my love of being in the water with others while also keeping them safe. I have fond memories from my childhood of fun summer pool parties, and I love lifeguarding because I get to recreate those memories for others. Safety is always my number one priority, of course. I am excited to help out at your event!

Tara Savoj, Lifeguard

Los Altos Hills, CA

Tatiana Pizarro, Lifeguard

San Jose, CA; 8 years experience!

Hello! I have been a lifeguard for eight years now and have worked for various organizations throughout the years. I highly enjoy the atmosphere that comes with the job. Nothing beats the sunny weather and smell of sunscreen!

General areas I serve:San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Mountain View

Tina Marie Rossi, Lifeguard

Sonoma, CA


Palo Alto, 3 years experience!

I have been lifeguarding for three years, I started working for a Stanford private pool until I continued on to work at for the Palo Alto public pool Rinconada. Now I work for Happy Swimmers and I couldn’t be more please with my decision. I pride myself on being a cheerful, outgoing, and responsible individual.

My home base areas I serve: Los Altos, Palo Alto, Atherton, Redwood City

Zach Fobar, Lifeguard


I am currently a lifeguard for an upper class swim and racquet club as well as Happy Swimmers. This constant exposure to lifeguarding keeps me sharp on the necessary skills to keep the pool safe. I enjoy swimming, helping others and hope to get my EMT certification next Spring.

Serving the general areas of San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos and traveling throughout the Bay Area.

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