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Happy Swimmers Private Lifeguard Service For Your Backyard Pool Party

Lifeguard for hire service testimonial.  We had a Happy Swimmers lifeguard at my son’s 6th birthday party, Matt. He showed up on time, was incredibly friendly and amazing at his job. About 2 hours into the party the pool was packed with kids. I was talking to a friend when suddenly I saw Matt jump up from his chair, run to the far side of the pool and pull my 2-year-old daughter from underwater. He saved her life. None of us saw what happened and my daughter got lost in the crowd. I cannot recommend this company enough and will be using them again at every pool party we have.–James R. 6/1/2013


Happy Swimmers lifeguards began serving Southern California families 30 years ago, and have expanded to cover many major metropolitan areas nationwide from New York to Hawai’i. If you’ve seen our online ads, you are in an area we serve! With over 300 lifeguards on staff, know that we can serve your needs with our talented, and attentive lifeguard for hire team. We provide professional, fully-insured, highly experienced Red Cross certified Lifeguards to supervise your pool party activity, keeping the kids safe, and giving you peace-of-mind. All of our staff are also current in CPR and First Aid certifications.

Why hire us over another lifeguard company or a freelancing lifeguard for a pool party? – We protect you with our insurance.  Some lifeguard for hire companies may carry general liability (slips and falls) but they don’t carry the more costly professional liability coverage.  God forbid, if an accident happens no matter who’s at fault, you want insurance there.  Would you drive a car without insurance or go to a doctor who you found didn’t carry malpractice?  How safe would you feel?  We cover you and your event automatically as an additional insured, so you can enjoy the party.  Additionally, please know freelancer kids are completely uninsured. Who checks a lifeguard’s background and certification status-expired? Our staff is professionally checked for this. 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.  Every month, we get calls due to other flaking guards and companies.  Do you want to chance that?

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What is our COVID-19 policy?

The CDC has stated that COVID-19 exposure is not through pool water.  However, it is possible through breath, sneezes, and coughs.  Summer heat and sun also deactivate the virus and being outdoors with its great ventilation instead of inside makes pool parties, in general, lower risk.  However, we still encourage social distancing and good hand sanitizing for all.  As a company, we follow state and local health guidelines to help keep a safe event for all participants.  Our lifeguards are mandated by us to have their personal COVID-19 protections in place including wearing masks, eye protection, and hand washing.  As this virus issue progresses, we appreciate us all doing our parts to keep transmission possibility low and keep your guests safe around the pool.

How much notice is needed for booking a lifeguard for hire?

Many times we can fill last-minute orders, yet to guarantee a specific date, 1 or more weeks notice is preferred. If booking between 25 and 72 hours/2-3 days notice (example booking on Wednesday, Thursday or early Friday for a Saturday party) we include a $30 rush fee for these orders. If booking with 24 hours or less, there is a $50 rush fee per lifeguard, with your guard assigned within 3 hours of your booking or a refund given (rarely needed). Use our online booking in any case as our full staff is then instantly notified.  Again, any lifeguard rush order needs the booking form completed first for fastest assignment.

How many lifeguards are needed?

Depending on the age group of the swimmers at the party, and the expected headcount, our client care team with lifeguards in our office can guide you on this. One lifeguard is usually sufficient for up to 20 swimmers of varying abilities.  If there are a lot of younger swimmers under age 4, we suggest the ratio be 1 lifeguard per 15.  Safety of the little ones is our key priority.

Do the lifeguards conduct entertainment activities?

Our lifeguards are all highly personable and intend to have the kids have a fun, safe experience in the pool. Their key job is watching the pool completely. If the lifeguard feels confident in the swimming skills of all the kids present, he or she can coordinate some relay races, sharks and minnows games, etc. but must maintain supervision from the deck for the safety of all. If you are hiring two or more lifeguards, more flexibility in duties could be arranged with prior approval from our office.

Cost: For a party of three hours or less with one lifeguard we charge a flat fee starting at $214  varying higher depending on the metro area. The exact prices are on each metro page and the booking form. Need additional lifeguards for your event? Take a $15 discount per lifeguard.  Pricing is on your metro’s web page accessed below and is auto-calculated for you on our booking form.

What if my event time longer than 3 hours?  Each additional half-hour is $25 (which is $50 per hour) per lifeguard. Our price is the lowest of any insured lifeguard company, guaranteed. We take payment through this website to hold your date, see link at the bottom to make your booking. In rare events, if you would need to cancel our services with less than 48 hours notice of the party date, we must charge our minimum billing which will be the amount equal to 50% of the booking. If canceling with more than 48-hour notice, we give a full refund. If you have a balance due at the end of the party you may pay it by revisiting our website to pay by credit card or call our office for our address to send a check. Any tip you’d like to give after the party to the guards can be made in cash and received with thanks. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We have been in business for over 28 years, and so many parents have told us they were relieved to have us as dedicated, trained eyes watching the party. It’s the smartest insurance policy you could have for everyone present!

What’s your refund policy for bad weather or COVID-19?

You can either reschedule or get a full refund with this condition: You have called/texted your lifeguard (or each lifeguard if a multiple guard event) BEFORE they make the trip to your event and express you are canceling the lifeguard need due to bad weather (or COVID 19).  You are free to reschedule rain days with no penalty this way which is common for our Texas and Florida clients, not to worry.  However, if the lifeguard is on their way or shows up for work having not been reached before they’ve left for your event, we must charge ( and they are paid) for a base 3-hour minimum shift plus any rush and/or excess travel fee previously agreed.

Love and blessings for a safe and fun event.
– Jenn Tyler, Owner.

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