Washington DC (DMV) Lifeguard for Hire Service
Serving the entire DMV area!
Greater Washington DC area served by Happy Swimmers Mobile Lifeguards
Happy Swimmers USA is a 27 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 the House of Representatives and Senate Health Club staff (Architect of the Capitol), 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.
Price for up to 3 hours is $209 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?
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, know that freelancers are completely uninsured. Who checks their 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
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.
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.
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.
I first guarded for the City of Providence Pools when I was a teenager. I kept up my certs and after I joined the Coast Guard after high school. From there I guarded part time wherever I could up until late 1988 when I got out of the Coast Guard and joined the Foreign Service. While I stopped guarding for some years, I became a SCUBA instructor for over two decades. I just love Life guarding. At this point in my life it affords great exercise, training, and I love working with the public. I currently work for Prince George’s County at a nearby county pool. Every month I have four mandatory hours of in-service training and I swim laps each work day.
I serve the Washington DC communities of College Park, Silver Spring, Columbia, Baltimore, among others.
Hello! My name is Dominique Kelly.I’ve lifeguarded for three years and I’ve become certified as a water instructor aide and a lifeguard instructor. I love working with kids and making sure everyone safely goes home at the end of the day. My favorite part of this job is seeing a kid smile after learning how to swim!
Serving: Washington DC; Largo, MD; Fairwood, VA
I was on my high school’s varsity swim and water polo teams and was certified as a lifeguard last year. I worked as the sole lifeguard for a summer camp last year and have experience guarding for private parties as well.
I love guarding because I am happy whenever I am near the pool and enjoy providing a feeling of safety to people so that they can be happy in the water too! Fun fact, I am also a scuba certified diver and have swam with turtles and sharks!
Serving: D.C., Woodbridge, Dale City, Lake Ridge
I lifeguard at King Farm. They have 3 pools that I continually rotate through. I work swim meets, holidays, and weekends. I like meeting new faces everyday I lifeguard and connecting with new people. I also enjoy the responsibility of making sure everyone is safe.
I serve the Washington DC metro communities of Bethesda, Mclean, Potomac, Chevy Chase, among others.
7 years experience!
Serving: Annapolis, glen burnie, severna park, pasadena
Even though John is relatively new to lifeguarding, he has spent his whole life on the water; from his summers swimming at Hinckley Lake in New York to working as a sailor and musician for Princess Cruises. Last summer (2018) he worked as a lifeguard at Healey Point where he says, “encouraging young swimmers to overcome their fear of jumping off the diving board was the best part of my job. It’s such an exhilarating and triumphant experience and it’s apparent in their smiles.” When John is not on the lifeguard stand, he’s on a different stand entirely; directing orchestras and bands.
Serving: Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC
Hi, my names Maura! I’m 20 years old and currently a senior at George Mason University. I’ve worked 3 years in total as a lifeguard, 2 years at a neighborhood pool and 1 year at a Navy Base. As a lifeguard I strive to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience while I’m on duty. I always look forward to meeting new patrons and building a reputation with those I work with. I have faith in working with customers to insure a great job while on duty being an event lifeguard for whatever occasion you need! Let’s have a fun and happy summer!
I serve the WDC metro communities of Fairfax, Alexandria, D.C, Centreville, among others.
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
In the past, I worked at a series of public pools in my community. My intention in guarding is to gain experience and build relationships with new people. I love to talk to new people with different backgrounds and stories. Meeting new people everyday have probably been some of my favorite experiences while guarding.
I serve the Washington DC metro communities of (Maryland)Bowie, Crofton, Annapolis, Laurel, Columbia, among others.
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 joined happy swimmers because it is flexible for my busy student and part time job schedule, and it gives me a chance to practice the life skills that I have learned from the Red Cross and from the 3 years that I have been a lifeguard.
My intention in guarding for happy swimmers is to provide a safe and fun environment for the customer so that my place of work is looked up to as a good company. This helps me because I will continue to be given work and helps my intention of finishing college as ASAP.
Serving: Baltimore, Washington D.C., Silver Spring, and Bethesda
Hi, my name is Sarah Isela! There is a quote about lifeguards that says, “A lifeguard is like a storm shelter, you may never need it, but if you do it can be a lifesaver.” During my five years of lifeguarding, I have been the storm shelter and lifesaver to countless people. My 6 year lifeguarding career began in 2013, when I received my American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Since then, I have gained an incredible amount of experience lifeguarding every year: 2013-2015 at an indoor aquatic center (North Arundel Aquatic Center), and 2015-current (Summer 2018) as the beach “Baywatch” of Sandy Point State Park. When I lifeguard, I work to the best of my ability to ensure the safety of every child/ swimmer/ patron. If the time comes that I must become your “lifesaver,” you are in good hands. I have handled over 100 water assists, as well as four serious water rescues over the past five years. I have even received the Superintendent’s Award from the Natural Resources Police (NRP) for assisting in a water rescue of 5 people from a jet skiing accident in the Chesapeake Bay. This is my first year lifeguarding for events, and I look forward to working with you to ensure the safety of all your swimmers!
I serve the WDC communities of Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington D.C. proper, Rockville, among others.
Hi, my name is Shannon and I’ve been teaching swim lessons for 5 years with ages six months to sixty! I’ve also worked with children for 3 years as a tutor and child care provider. I graduated from Hood College with a swim scholarship and earned a degree in Global Studies. I love teaching swimming because I love helping to teach kids to enjoy the water and water safety. I also specialize in new swimmers and swim team training.
I have been lifeguarding for 5 years and have had the honor of saving 7 lives. I have worked for large hotel environments on the Las Vegas Strip as well as small, fun children parties. What I enjoy most about lifeguarding is being able to watch others have fun and knowing that they will be safe.
I serve the Washington DC communities of Alexandria, Arlington, Washington DC proper, 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
My background is in the legal profession working as a legal secretary for many years. I stopped working to raise two children who are now young adults. My daughter is a teacher in the Portland school district, and my son is an artist who lives on the East coast. For the last twenty-four years, I worked as a Special Education Assistant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. For twenty of those years, I worked with at-risk students and students with special needs at the secondary level. These students resided in a residential facility, and I worked closely not only with the entire school staff but with the social workers and staff at the residential placement. I am excited to be part of the Management Team of Happy Swimmers and look forward to working with you.
Born and raised in NYC I have been swimming since I was 2 years old. I swam competitively all through grade school and high school and loved it! I have been lifeguarding year round (not only summers) for 11 years. When lifeguarding my main priority is swimmer safety while having fun!
I serve the NYC communities of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, among others.
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.