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

Lifeguard Service

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.  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 25th 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 Gonzalez, Lifeguard

Miami, FL

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

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 🙂

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.


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

Gus, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

Hi, I’m Gus! I am a certified lifeguard with certifications in CPR and First Aid. I have spent most of my life in the water. I swam competitively for 4 years and moved on to competing as a triathlete the past 4 years. I am currently a high school student and aiming to go into medical school. Being a lifeguard allows me to combine my passion of swimming and medicine.

I serve the South Florida communities of Ft. Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Weston, Palm Beach, Miami, among others. 

Jeremy, Lifeguard

I have 6 years lifeguarding experience

After 2 years I was promoted to head guard. My intention is to be a professional, observant, detail-oriented and an overall pleasant guard to work with. I enjoy working and interacting with all ages; I especially enjoy working with children and young adults. During my training with other guards, I was the 3rd fastest out of 10, including competitive swimmers.

I have ocean/waterfront experience.

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

Julian Hernandez, Lifeguard for Hire

South Florida

Experienced EMT looking forward to creating a fun and safe environment for swimmers, I enjoy seeing people have a fun time. I’m always looking forward to helping others!

I serve the South Florida communities of Miami, Miami Beach, coral gables, biscayne, among others

Lauren Sands, office assistant

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.

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.

Regional Lifeguard Manager Christine Sanders

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.

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. 

Tyler Lopez, S FL Lifeguard

Hollywood, FL

Hi, my name is Tyler Lopez. I am a 3x Junior Olympic water polo player who also serves as captain of the SBHS high school swim and water polo teams. I enjoy spending time in and around the water so lifeguarding was the next best thing! I look forward to serving and protecting you and your family/friends at your next party/event!

Common areas I serve: Davie, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Dania

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