South Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale etc) Lifeguard for Hire 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 $209 for the first lifeguard. Additional lifeguards are $194 each. 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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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 South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale)
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!
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.
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.
Region: South Florida, FL
My name is Eddie Riccio and I am originally from Long Island, New York. I received my bachelor’s degree in physical education and have been coaching children in various sports, specializing in gymnastics since 2004. I have been a lifeguard for various events at SUNY Cortland as well as one of the local high schools on Long Island. I am currently a lifeguard at a well known resort in Hollywood, FL as well as a lifeguard at a summer camp in Pompano Beach.
Serving: Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Miami Beach
I have been a lifeguard for 5 years.
I enjoy providing a service that gives children and adults the ability to enjoy the pool, while feeling at ease knowing that I am there to help keep them safe.
I serve the SF Bay Area communities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Palo Alto, among others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lifeguarding has always been something that I have been into doing. I love being next to the water and getting some sun. Hopefully If all goes well I can make this a great career job in the future!
Serving: Clearwater Beach, Largo, Dun Edin, St. Petersburg.
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.
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.
11 Years Experience!
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 a 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! 🙂
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.
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
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.
I started working as a lifeguard for City of Glendale and LA County at the age of 17 and I have not stopped lifeguarding ever since (8th years!) I am currently an assistant pool manager with City of Pasadena (3rd year) and regional manager with Happy Swimmers (1st year).
Lifeguarding is full of responsibly but it is also very rewarding. You get to socialize with others, jump in the water on really hot days and serve your community.
Fun facts about me: I love traveling (Been to Dubai, India, Thailand, Armenia, lived in Austria and Iran, and this year I will be visiting Spain), and I have a twin sister!
Areas I commonly serve: Los Angeles, Pasadena, Encino, Studio City
Senior 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.
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.