Washington DC Lifeguard for Hire Service
Greater Washington DC area served by Happy Swimmers Mobile Lifeguards
Happy Swimmers USA is a 26 year old company of insured, experienced professional lifeguards ready to keep your children’s pool party safe and fun. If you’re in the DC suburbs in Maryland or Northern Virginia, you’re in our service area. We recently lifeguard certified Congressional Health Club staff, keeping lawmakers safe (at least while swimming)…Trust us to keep an eye out for your kids’ safety too! We suggest one lifeguard for each 15 children of mixed ages and abilities. If the participants are all swimmers (with none under age 3) we can usually allow 20 swimmers per lifeguard.
Last year, our lifeguards had to make seven urgent interventions from a toddler sliding off steps with their parent a yard away, to a dad with a panicked child around his neck in the deep end. The hosts were relieved they had hired us.
Why hire us over another lifeguard company or even the kid down the street? – We are the only lifeguard for hire company that protects you with our insurance for PROFESSIONAL as well as general liability insurance. Most swim companies carry the minimum general liability (slips and falls) but they don’t carry the more specific professional liability coverage. God forbid, if an accident happens no matter who’s fault, you want your guard(s) insured for you. Would you drive a car without proper insurance or go to a doctor who you found didn’t carry malpractice insurance to cut corners? We cover you and your event, so you can enjoy the party. Additionally, almost all freelancers are completely uninsured. Who checks the backgrounds and lifeguard certification status? Our staff is professionally checked for these. We hire the cream of the crop with the best experience, and with us, you have a team of managers and a company to back you up if someone flakes.
It is my blessing to be able to bring such fine staff to guard your party. By you checking us out here, I already know you see our value. We look forward to serving you and your guests.
Owner and Founder
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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 Washington DC
10 years experience!
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.
4 years experience, Serving DC areas likePotomac, Arlington, Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Hello, my name is Andrew Pennington. I enjoy serving the Washington, D.C. Metro Region with four years of experience as a professional Lifeguard. I presently work as a licensed Pool Operator, certified Lifeguarding Instructor, an American Red Cross volunteer First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and a Maryland State EMT. In addition to graduating from UMBC with a B.S. in Psychology, I am active as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 944 (Rockville, MD), the troop in which I earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. Meeting new members of the community and providing some ease of mind are among my favorite aspects of lifeguarding. I look forward to serving your next event!
I have 4 years experience
I have lifeguarded since summer of 2014 and have loved it ever since. I enjoy my work by the pool keeping it neat and clean. I love talking to people and meeting new people while I’m lifeguarding. I believe that safety comes first and that if the patrons are safe, happy, and satisfied that is all that matters. Lifeguarding events are fun because of music, the food, and everyone is having a good time. I enjoy hanging with the kids too.
I serve the DC metro communities of Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Rockville, among others.
Over the past summer I taught over 30 children to swim, the youngest was 5 years old. Through playing and games children learn fast!
I am a youthful, active, and dedicated person who loves working with children.
My 2 years of lifeguarding experience includes working for summer swimming camps.
My policy is KEEP IT FUN, BUT SAFE!
I serve the DC, Maryland, and Virginia metro area communities of Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, Alexandria, Arlington, Silver Spring, among others.
5 years experience! Washington D.C., towns/cities in Northwest New Jersey
I am a political science major at American University in Washington D.C. with physics minor. I have eleven years of swimming experience, three years of swim instructing/coaching, and five years of lifeguarding, both for a community pool and private lifeguarding events. I am certified in CPR. AED, and first aid.
Hi there! My name is Jennifer Boston but everyone just calls me Jenni. Currently, I work at the US Senate Fitness Center, working as a lifeguard, massage therapist, and personal trainer for the past 5 years. My bachelor’s degree is in Sports Medicine/Exercise science and I also was a competitive swimmer for 8 years. I love being a lifeguard because I have such a passion for being in the water and making sure my clients can enjoy the water as much as I do without worrying about safety. I am your caring, punctual, and skilled lifeguard and I cannot wait for the opportunity to provide my services for your next event!
General Service Area: Washington DC; Waldorf, MD; & Arlington, VA
Hi my name is Matthew. I love life guarding and providing a safe environment for kids to swim in. A fun fact about me is that I lived in Madagascar for 2 years and learned to speak Malagasy.
Serving Washington DC, Baltimore area, All of northern VA, Loundon County, Fairfax County.
I’ve been a lifeguard, swim lesson instructor, and swim coach on and off for the past six years. I come from a family of swimmers and spent so many days as a kid at the local pool that it feels like I grew up there. I greatly enjoy spending time in and around the water and love to help people have a safe, fun experience!
General areas I’ve served:Fairfax, McLean, Leesburg, DC
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.
I grew up swimming competitively and started guarding a few years ago to stay near the pool (and help pay for college :). I really love helping others have a great time in the water and giving parents a little peace of mind. One of my favorite things about guarding for events is seeing all of the varied celebrations, it is certainly a treat to be able to see so many different family and cultural traditions!
When its too cold for the pool I love to ski and work as a ski instructor and on the ski patrol at nearby resorts.
Some of the communities I serve include:Fairfax, Potomac, Arlington, McLean, Great Falls
I have 4 years swim instruction experience and 5 years lifeguarding experience.
Over the past four years I have had a lot of experience with teaching lessons. When I first started, I worked as an assistant instructor for several programs with children ranging from ages 3 to 15 with a variety of skill levels. After moving to Washington, DC, I began working at the American University aquatic center where I was eventually promoted to Head Lifeguard of Swim Instructors. In this position, I helped to manage and teach the swim lessons run through AU Recreation and Fitness. The most rewarding part of teaching swim lessons would have to be watching the improvement and excitement of the student grow. My passion is to see a world where everyone can feel safe and have fun in the water!
I started lifeguarding at my community pool the summer before my junior year of high school. Five years have passed and I have worked at a variety of pools and events for communities, families, and high profile clients too. I lifeguard because aquatic safety is a passion of mine and I want to make sure that everyone can have a safe and exciting time at the pool!
I serve the DC metro areas of Washington and Bethesda, among others.
Hi! This is my third year lifeguarding and I am lifeguard/CPR/first aid, pool operator, and NOCTI certified. I started out as a regular lifeguard and eventually became manager at my pool. I absolutely love this job and interacting with people of all ages. I have worked with children from pre-school to high school, including kids with special needs. I am currently a pre-medicine student at VCU with the goal of becoming a trauma doctor.