South Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale etc) Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service

Including all of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

Happy Swimmers provides private event lifeguards for pool safety in South Florida. We have $2 million in insurance, hire top qualified people, lifeguard certified of course, background and reference checked and have a full administrative staff to back our operation.

The Heat is on in Miami! The most popular tourist destination in the world reflects the unique, vibrant and culturally rich communities in the southern tip of Florida. A tropical paradise first explored by the Spaniards, Miami has become the hot spot of Florida, and we serve it all. The colorful and playful architecture reflects the diversity of the Latin American culture that Miami is so well known for.  Communities such as Coral Gables, South Beach, Little Havana, Miami Shores and North Miami Beach celebrate their diversity through the foods, worship, and recreation opportunities. Families can paddle through the mangrove swamps or over a sunken treasure ship in nearby John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Swimming with a dolphin, offshore fishing, or collecting seashells at a beach party in Crandon Park Beach are some of the memories made in South Florida.

Happy Swimmers is as unique, vibrant and diverse as the communities we service. With extensive experience, our lifeguards and swim instructors respect and relate to the rich cultures of the Miami area. Whether it’s being able to converse in the Spanish language (some of our staff are Spanish speaking) or being cognizant of cultural values, Happy Swimmers believes that it’s the personal relationship formed with the client that makes the difference!

Find lifeguards for hire through us in South Florida, providing the best experience for protecting swimmers at your pool party or corporate event.  It’s smart to hire a lifeguard for a party, and we’re the company to help you make your next pool party the safest possible.

We work in many South Florida’s cities, with the aim of preventing many of the drownings and near-drowning accidents that are common in unsupervised swimming pools during the outdoor pool party season. Including a tip of the hat to Coral Springs, FL, the backyard pool capital of the world–we want to keep you all safe!  We are the largest private lifeguard service in the country, and locally serve the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area with a dedicated staff of professional guards, many of them pictured below.  Thanks for coming to Happy Swimmers, now in our 27th year of saving lives!

Price for up to 3 hours is $199 per lifeguard.  Over 3 hours add $25/half hour per lifeguard.  Feel free to keep the guards over your original booking time 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?


Thank you, Lifeguard Instructor, Kimberly Lytle, for your contribution expressing the colorfulness of South Florida.


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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale)

Alexis Montes | Lifeguard

Alexis Montes, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

My name is Alexis and I started out as a lifeguard for the North Miami Beach City Pool. This was a very family friendly pool where I had learned to swim and was a part of the swim team for about ten years. I swam and played water polo in high school as well, and being a lifeguard lets me work enjoying my love of the water. I always make sure to follow the proper procedures and exercise preventative guarding in order to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone involved.

I serve the South Florida communities of Doral, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Homestead, North Miami, among others.

Director’s note: Alexis told me his full name means, “The defender of the Mountain of Geese” in his native Greek.  He shall defend your kids well too!  We are glad to have you, Alexis!

Andrew Gardiner, Manager and Lifeguard for Hire, and Ocean lover

Delray Beach

Being a lifeguard gives me a sense of pride. My intention as a lifeguard is to keep everybody under my watch as safe as possible and prevent injuries before they happen. But in the case where an incident does happen I will do whatever is necessary to assist and save someone. What I like most about lifeguarding events is the diversity of the people I meet and watch over and the places I go. A fun fact about myself is that I am Canadian and I love the weather of Florida.

I serve the South Florida communities of Boca Raton, West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Clearwater, Miami, among others. 

Andrew Gonzalez, Lifeguard

Miami, FL

Andrew Owais, East Coast Lifeguard Manager

12 years lifeguarding experience!

12 years experience and our East Coast Lifeguard Manager, Congratulations, Andrew!

My favorite thing about lifeguarding is knowing that I can make a difference and save a life. My intentions are not just to do my job effectively but to also make sure that everyone has fun and feels like family. A fun fact about me is that I lifeguarded for a movie shoot which was a very exciting experience for me.

Ben, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

I’ve lifeguarded for 2.5 years. I used to swim competitively so I enjoy the pool.

I serve the South Florida communities of South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, among others

Carson, Lifeguard for Hire, Avid Scuba Diver and Fish Collector

Atlanta, Boca Raton

I am currently working as a lifeguard at Pine Crest Day Camp in Fort Lauderdale Florida. As a lifeguard I intend to be attentive and ensure the safety of the guests along with providing friendly and professional service to our clients. I’m a certified scuba diver and enjoy going out on my families boat and capturing tropical fish and putting them in our 250 gallon fish tank.

I serve the South Florida (and Atlanta) communities of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, Atlanta (School Year), among others. 

Daniel Cambron, Event Lifeguard

Hollywood FL

Region: South Florida, FL

Experience: 1 Year
Hello, my name is Daniel. I have been working as a lifeguard at a very busy pool in South Florida and have experience dealing with large amounts of young swimmers and know how to recognize their signs of distress. Outside of work, I am on a swim team and play water polo on a club team which I have been doing for almost three years now. Vigilance and prevention are a couple of the most important aspects of safe lifeguarding and following those principles are how I prevent unsafe pool situations.

Debbie Nate, Nationwide Lifeguard Services Manager, and Traveling Ski Goddess

Simi Valley

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.

Grace | Private Swim Instructor | Florida


Wesley Chapel, FL

I Love caring for kids and being a Lifeguard.  I have been a babysitting for 5 years and been CPR certified for 2 years.I feel that being a lifeguard is so rewarding and making sure your kids are safe is my number one priority.  A fun fact about me is that I am on the swim team and cross country team at my school. Also I am the USAT triathlete and completed a 1/3 ironman.~~Way to go Grace 🙂  owner Jenn

I can serve areas surrounding: Orlando,Tampa,Clearwater,Boca Raton,Miami

Ivanna, Lifeguard for Hire, Romance and thriller reader, traveler, puzzle builder

Kendall West

I have been lifeguarding for 2 years, going to my third! I started guarding at a summer camp in Wisconsin and absolutely loved it! I enjoyed being outside making sure people were having fun while being safe in the water and occasionally joining in on the fun of splashing around in the beach area that was made from the river. I also guarded the Olympic-sized pool at the University of Denver where many activities such as water polo, kayaking, swim lessons, and swim competitions took place. As a guard I intend to create a safe yet fun environment for those who are participating in aquatic related activities. Seeing people laugh and create memories in these environments, while also being safe, is what I enjoy most about lifeguarding.

I serve the South Florida communities of Kendall Area, Doral, Homestead, among others. 

Jeremy, Lifeguard

I have 6 years lifeguarding experience

I am an experienced surfer devoted to developing the confidence of individuals and groups seeking knowledge about surfing, swimming and water safety. I have ten years experience lifeguarding and two years experience teaching swimming. Current certifications include American Red Cross: Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, Responding to Emergencies First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers. I’m also a Nassau County, NY Grade III Certified Lifeguard for Ocean Beaches

I have ocean/waterfront experience.

I serve Southern Florida in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, communities, among others.

Jessica, Miami Lifeguard for Hire


I absolutely love lifeguarding! I started at a camp for people with various disabilities and ages while I was doing my internship. I am currently in college studying recreational therapy. After my internship I started working as a lifeguard at Florida International University’s pool. I am great with children. I used to be a gymnastic coach for children ranging from 4-16 years old. I am a confident lifeguard that is not anxious about the work I do. I think the most important part of lifeguarding is prevention. I know all the signs of a distressed swimmer and I know all the situations that can result negatively. When I watch a pool I am focused on those two things. If prevention is taken seriously like I do, then a rescue or emergency situation should never take place. I love lifeguarding because it does not feel like work to me. I get to meet beautiful people and enjoy a sunny day. I look forward to lifeguarding your event!!

I serve the South Florida communities of Miami, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, among others. 

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Meredith Anderson, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

A little over ten years ago, I was drawn to lifeguarding; as a competitive swimmer, I had a deep passion for the water, and wanted to ensure that others were able to enjoy the water (hopefully as much as I do), safely. Since I first got my certification, I have expanded my qualifications to include Emergency Medical Technician and several military related swimming instructor and responder qualifications. They were a natural fit for me because I have been a swimmer forever; from the time I was small, through high school, and even at the Coast Guard Academy, where I graduated in 2014 with a BS in Civil Engineering, swimming has always been my first love. Fun fact: I have acted as a lifeguard in in more countries than states (6 countries/4 states)! I look forward to working with you!

I serve the South Florida communities of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Brickell, Pembroke Pines, among others.

Michael, Lifeguard for hire and coolest guy in town

Pompano Beach

I love the ocean, whether it’s swimming, snorkeling, surfing, or conservation, everything about it is great to me. I love spending time in and around the water, and it is my responsibility and obligation to make sure that people are safe when enjoying themselves around water, whether it’s a pool or the ocean. I became a lifeguard to help save lives and prevent injury whenever I can, and I intend to do so to the best at my ability on or off duty. Thank you!

I serve the Miami communities of  Ft. Lauderdale, Boca/Delray, West Palm, Miami proper, among others. 

Nicholas Herin, Lifeguard

Miami, FL

Nick Zeichner, Lifeguard

Miami Beach, FL

Serving areas including Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isle, Coral Gables

I have been working for three years as a private lifeguard in Miami Shores and have great people skills. Lifeguarding private events keeps me on my toes and allows me to branch out and reach new people that need lifeguarding service or that just need connections into the lifeguard industry and private pools. I am extremely athletic and an avid waterman of many different sports, and I also swam for 6 years so I’m not the worst person to get swimming instructions from.

Paola Chamberlain, Swim Instructor

Santa Clarita, CA

11 Years Experience!

Serving areas like:Beverly Hills, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks

Hi there, my name is Paola! I LOVE swimming and working with kids! It’s always fun and an adventure! Swimming has always been in my life (I was an competitive swimmer)! I’ve been teaching this beautiful sport since 2004 with ages 04 to 17 and adults. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and I was also a Youth counselor on a cruise ship! I am excited for the opportunity to inspire others to feel the same way I do about the water! ! Be ready to learn and have a lot of fun! 🙂


Rachelle, Lifeguard for Hire, Sports-addict and art-lover


As a new lifeguard, I am really excited to start working in the field. With background knowledge in hostile and verbal environments, as well as, friendly interaction-based job positions, I truly believe I am the best for solving any standard issue. Being a lifeguard requires a mixture of both fun and outgoing, yet, stern and serious characteristics, and the perfect amount of all these traits would lead to a great day at the pool with minimal incidents and maximum fun. I look forward to our future friendly encounters with Happy Swimmers. 🙂

I serve the Miami communities of Plantation, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar, Weston, Sunrise, Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines

Rafael Gonzalez, Lifeguard for Hire


I am a service oriented individual who has always been eager to help those in need whether be it on the medical field or as a lay person. I am new to the lifeguard field, graduated and licensed Emergency Medical Technician in the state of Florida with a competitive swimming history. I enjoy the view of people having fun and knowing that I’d be keeping them safe as they do so. I boxed for many years and reached a competitive level.

I serve the Miami Metro Area.

Regional Lifeguard Manager Christine Sanders

Clear Lake, Houston, TX

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.

Rudyar, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard for Hire, lover of the arts

Hallandale Beach

Since I was a child I was always close to the water, in my adolescence I spent three years in the national swimming school in Cuba, as swimming instructor since 1996 I worked several summers in Cuba. In 2007 I went to live in Spain where I also worked as a swimming instructor in 2012 I went to live in Sardinia, Italy where I worked as a private swimming instructor for three years, I like this job because swimming is the most complete sport, it is also very important to learn to swim by your own security, there is a risk of death by drowning very high in the world, I personally think that all people should know how to swim or know how to be safe in an aquatic environment

 As a lifeguard I worked two summers in Cuba, before starting in the university, where I studied pedagogy in appreciation of art. In 2007 I went to live in Spain where I also work as a lifeguard in 2012. I like lifeguarding because there is a lot of responsibility in safety of clients at beaches or pools, I like to know that I am able to react in a stressful situation, each situation is different in each place, the work dynamics are fun and also very serious

Sara Garcia, Lifeguard for Hire

I have experience Lifeguarding pool party events in public and private pools during spring and summer. I am a very positive and outgoing person who loves to help all those around me and Lifeguarding allows me to carry out a safe, helping and fun attitude. Along with being a Lifeguard, I am also a musician and singer.

I serve the South Florida communities of Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Hollywood, among others.

Seve Cedeno, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

Hello, my name is Seve Cedeno. I recently graduated from high school and have also recently obtained my lifeguard certification. While I am somewhat new to being a lifeguard, I am very passionate about maintaining a fun but safe atmosphere in the pool. When I am not working, I enjoy competitive swimming, soccer, and golf.

I serve the South Florida communities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, among others. 

Shannon | Lifeguard, South Florida

Shannon, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

Hi I’m Shannon and I have experience guarding children of all ages, from when they were infants in the water with their parents for the first time to high-schoolers on the swim team. It is important to me that everyone feels safe while having fun at the same time. I have multiple years of experience watching over children. My jobs before lifeguarding include babysitting two boys in elementary school and refereeing youth soccer with ages ranging from under seven to thirteen.

I serve the South Florida communities of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, north Miami, Boynton Beach, among others. 

Siuoneh, National Lifeguard for Hire Manager

Glendale, 5 years experience!

I have worked for City of Glendale and Los Angeles County as a lifeguard and I am currently working for city of Pasadena as a senior lifeguard. something interesting about me is that although I am a very good swimmer and a lifeguard, I am actually scared of the ocean, maybe for the fact that I do not know whats under the water since I can not see it . I am also fluent in Armenian and Farsi

Areas I commonly serve: Los Angeles, pasadena, Encino, Studio City

Skyler, Lifeguard for Hire

Boca Raton

Lifeguarding isn’t just any job, it’s an opportunity to protect lives. I am blessed to have an opportunity like this and the second I was certified and began working I loved it. I have been a lifeguard for a year and I love lifeguarding events because I am able to prevent anything bad that could potentially happen. It feels good to know that I am able to save lives. I love anything related to swimming or water like pool parties, the beach, or just swimming laps.

I servet the South Florida regions of Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, among others.

Zander, Lifeguard for Hire, Nordic Scholar and Full-time Warrior

Boca Raton

I have been lifeguard at Tigertail Lake Recreation Center for 1 year. I knew the minute I learned the first lifeguarding technique that I would forever wear the white cross on my chest. I love the aspect of protection when it comes to lifeguarding because you’re essentially a guardian angel watching over everyone. Fun Fact: I have Nordic (Viking) blood in me!

I serve the Miami/ Fort Lauderdale communities of Fort Lauderdale proper, Boca Raton, Delray, Deerfield, among others. 

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