Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire Service--No bookings now until Spring 2019.

Lifeguard Service

Serving All O'ahu

No bookings now until Spring 2019. Exception: Owner Jenn may possibly serve you.  Contact our office.

Happy Swimmers started by teaching at-home swim lessons in 1991 in Los Angeles, with 22 clients. Soon after beginning, we found the need to provide private lifeguard service to our clients as potential drownings in back yard pools happened all too often in Los Angeles.

In 2002, our owner moved to Kaua’i where she currently resides, but the call to lifeguard the little ones still remains. We provide lifeguard service to children’s parties in Honolulu on over to the windward side communities of Kailua and Kaneohe. Happy Swimmers has a dedicated staff of experienced lifeguards serving Oahu and all the Islands. You can see more Hawaii instructors and learn about how they can safeguard your personal pool.

We carry insurance for any pool we guard (some homeowners association and management companies ask, and we can provide a copy to them).

Can we serve your area? If you’re in Honolulu Metro area, or winward side, it will be our pleasure to serve you.

-or- View of our lifeguards in the Hawaiian Islands and read their expert bios with training experience.

If a question isn’t answered on our website, you can always use our yellow “contact” tab at the top right hand side of any of our pages to contact us by email or call our Kaua’i office which coordinates our Honolulu area staff, phone: (808) 635-7062 (Kaua’i phone, please dial 808 first).

Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in Honolulu


Jenn Tyler, President of the Company, LGI, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Company owner with 28 years lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, and swim teaching experience

Living on Kaua’i island, Hawai’i most of the year, and traveling to Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, and Houston regularly to lead Lifeguard Courses and CPR training, Jenn has been the director of Happy Swimmers for over 28 years. It is a passion to assist in the empowerment of children learning how to swim in a medium once considered a fearful, uncertain place, magically turned into a supportive, fun environment to be explored with friends. The same goes for lifeguarding and training new lifeguards–there is no greater inner joy either in saving someone’s life as a lifeguard, or teaching others how to perform lifesaving skills. It is an honor for me to watch my students grow–where once there was doubt or panic, now there is strength and confidence.

Thank you for looking to become a Happy Swimmer!

–Jenn Tyler, owner, and founder

Jocelyn, Lifeguard for Hire

Los Angeles and Honolulu

My name is Jocelyn, I’m 17 years old and I just graduated high school. This is my first experience as a lifeguard but I am very excited. I’ve always wanted to become a lifeguard, and I can’t wait to start. I was previously a swim instructor for two summers, so I have a lot of experience working with kids.

I serve the LA and Honolulu communities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, among others

Kai, Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire


Aloha, my name is Kai and I have 4 years Lifeguarding experience!

Lifeguarding was an easy choice due to my natural love for the water. I started my lifeguard career in Bermuda as a Beach Lifeguard. The Bermuda Lifeguard Service instilled the responsibilities of lifeguarding and the importance of prevention. Thanks to comprehensive training, we have prevented countless number of incidents from escalating. 3 years in the Bermuda Lifeguard Service gave me the opportunity to lifeguard in Washington DC and Australia. I have gained lifeguard experience in marathons, corporate functions, lounges, recreation centers, fitness gyms, private homes, and even birthday parties. Anything to put the heart near the water.

I am certified globally through American Red Cross Cert, RLSS UK cert, RLSS Australia cert, NBLQ cert.

I serve the Honolulu communities of Makaha, Honolulu, Kaneohe, Hale’iwa, among others.

Kumu Blomfield, Private Swim Instructor and Lifeguard


I have been a lifeguard for 8 years I have taught swim lessons for 5 years.

As a young child I began my teaching career babysitting my younger siblings in the shoreline of Haleiwa, where we were raised. We grew up in the ocean learning to dive, sail, fish and surf, and I never missing an opportunity to learn more about the water. I passes on what I knew to my siblings and as a young adult began teaching others as well. After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, I began beach guarding for the City and County of Honolulu as well as Hawaiian Water Patrol, both specializing on beaches along the North Shore of Oahu. I continue to serve this duty and teach the youth thru programs like Jr. Lifeguards and Surfers Healing, a non-profit organization that takes/teaches children with autism how to surf.

Kyle | Lifeguard

Kyle, Lifeguard for Hire


Hey I’m Kyle, and I moved to Honolulu from Orange County, New York about a year and a half ago to study nursing at Hawaii Pacific University. When I lived in New York, I was a lifeguard for about three years, although in New York, the lifeguarding season is typically only during the Summer. For two Summers I independently lifeguarded at various sized private pools in New York and New Jersey that ranged from having 0 – 40 patrons of all ages in the pool at any given time. The Summer after that, I worked in a team of lifeguards at the YMCA on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York to supervise two separate very large and busy pools. Throughout my 3 years of lifeguarding, I or one of my team members have never had enter the water to save a drowning victim while I was on the clock because myself and my team have successfully prevented any serious emergencies before they happened.

I serve the Honolulu communities of Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, among others. 

Michah, Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire


Hi, my name is Micah Wong. I enjoy lifeguarding, I like being in this type of background. I am also a student in college. I am currently enrolled in the fire and emergency response program at HCC. I’m looking to go into that field later on. One thing that I enjoy about being a lifeguard is that you meet a lot of different people which makes for a good experience. A fun fact about me is I’m into sports and I like to surf.

Shawn Fugere, Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor


Stace, Honolulu Lifeguard for Hire

Hickam Field

Hello, my name is Stace and I have been working as a lifeguard for about one summer now. Aside from lifeguarding, I also work as a Summer Fun/After School Care leader for grade and middle school age children. The thing I love the most about being a lifeguard is meeting new people and having them feel safe and comfortable in the water. I also just enjoy the ambiance and flow of the pool deck. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, which is where my love for the water has come from. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach, creating different types of art, playing volleyball, and hiking.

I serve the Honolulu communities of Honolulu, Central Oahu, Windward Coast, West Oahu, among others. 

Wendi, Lifeguard for Hire and Swim Instructor

Honolulu 18 years experience lifeguarding!

10 years swim instructor experience.  I began swim instructing while working at summer camp working with young kids up through adults attending camps for the blind. Whether they’re a first time swimmer or an advanced swimmer, I love to see people become more comfortable in the water, challenge themselves to improve their skills, and enjoy the freedom and feel of the water.

18 years lifeguarding experience.  My lifeguarding career started with summer camp waterfront. Not much can beat helping people of all ages and capabilities safely enjoy the lake activities for the summer. Camp provided a wide range of lifeguard leadership from water ski shows and group water games, to canoeing rivers and kayaking to islands, and to blobs and rope swings. As a result, I lifeguard preventatively so that people can continue to enjoy the activities to the fullest.  Waterfront Lifeguarding and Scuba certified.

Areas served: Oahu Island, Ewa Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, North Shore

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