Orange County (OC) and Inland Empire Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service

Including North and South OC, El Cerito, Carona, Riverside, Temecula, San Bernadino, Palm Springs!

Our Orange County and Inland Empire Private Lifeguard Service comes to you for children’s pool parties and corporate events.

Happy Swimmers has served Orange County families since 1995. Hundreds of parties later, one thing is certain: the hosts were happy and wise to have had us. There were seven instances last summer where our professional lifeguards needed to make urgent interventions into the pool at parties we served.

Our remarkable service was even highlighted on NBC4 News!

All staff are Red Cross certified Lifeguards with at least one year experience (no first-timers to guard your kids). Most have several years lifeguard experience and at high volume locations. Wherever there is a pool involved in Orange County (and many other areas), we have staff ready to serve you professionally to maintain a safe and fun environment.

We are the largest private lifeguard service in the country, and with that comes a management team and lifeguard staff to fill your needs. Our rates are on the booking page. We price guarantee our service. If you see a better price out there with our same high quality standards, we will match it. We pay our staff the best rates going, and have a track record of reliability with our staff, which gives us the lowest flaking rate by far of any professional lifeguard company. With a pool full of kids, we don’t want you wondering if the guard will show.

Price for up to 3 hours is $209 per lifeguard.  Need additional guards? Each additional lifeguard for your event is $194 ($15 off each).  Over 3 hours add $25/half hour per lifeguard.  Feel free to keep the guards over your original booking 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?

Do we serve your area for lifeguarding? The short answer: yes. The Cities we serve in OC include: Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Tustin, Orange, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Hacienda Heights, Whittier, and now serving the Inland Empire of Riverside and San Bernadino Counties!

Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in Orange County (OC) and Inland Empire

Aaron Chau, Lifeguard for Hire

Aaron Chau, Lifeguard

Fairfield, CA and Irvine CA school year.

I currently attend University of California: Irvine, live in Irvine, and will be returning to Northern California in the summer. I am majoring in Public Health Sciences and hope to be accepted into medical school in the coming years. As I am making my journey into the healthcare field, I am realizing the extent of my passion for helping others. Lifeguarding has been an amazing outlet for me to do what I can to prevent injuries and aid injuries when necessary. I thoroughly enjoy my interactions with clients and swimmers and look forward to going to work every day. I have 3 years of swim team experience and have volunteered at various schools for 4 years. I will do my best to provide the highest quality safety services for your party or event.

Some of the communities I serve:Irvine, Newport Beach,

2 years lifeguarding experience.

Andre Flores, Lifeguard for Hire

Los Angeles and Orange Counties

I’ve lifeguarded for several different facilities both in SoCal and NorCal and enjoyed the learning experience from it! I genuinely enjoy lifeguarding because of the difference we make in preventing life threatening situations. A fun fact about me is I both play and coach competitive water polo at the college and high school level currently, so I guess its nice to learn the game from both perspectives.

I serve the LA and OC communities of Montebello, Anaheim, Pomona, Pasadena, among others. 

Angela Nichols, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor – *Has Pool Access

home in Anaheim, 10 years experience!

13 years experience swim teaching! *Has Pool Access in Anaheim

General Areas I serve:Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

In my ten years as a swim instructor I have taught swim lessons to children of all ages, adults learning to swim for the first time, and adults taking lessons to improve technique. I have experience with students with special needs, stroke work, and water polo. My favorite part of teaching swim lessons is seeing my swimmers become more confident in the water and their abilities. I was a competitive swimmer for twelve years and played Water Polo through High School. I speak French, and I am Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certified.

My favorite thing about Event Lifeguarding is the opportunity to be a part of your special day! I have ten years of lifeguard experience including open water, summer camp, water park, and poolside. I am also a swim instructor and have many years of experience working with children.

Carissa Waite, Lifeguard and the swimming musical hiker that does math

I worked for regional parks for 3 years and worked my way up to become Pool Manager. I love being a lifeguard because I have the opportunity to help make a difference and save a person’s life. No matter how many times I do it, each time is just as humbling and special. My job is to make sure everyone is having a very fun and safe experience so they can walk away with lifelong memories.

Serving: Rancho Cucamonga, Newport, San Bernardino, Pasadena

Daisy Torres, Lifeguard , Outdoors enthusiast and traveler

I’ve spent the past 3 summers lifeguarding at pools and lakes in the Northwest corner of Connecticut, where I grew up. I knew how to swim before I could walk, and my love for the water turned into a real passion for guarding and water safety. Swimming has continued to be a very important skill in my life, and as a lifeguard, I wish to help others strengthen the skills of their own in a safe and fun environment.

Serving: Orange, Irvine, Newport, Anaheim

Debbie Nate, Nationwide Lifeguard Services Manager, and Traveling Ski Goddess

Simi Valley

Debbie is a graduate of CSUN with a background in teaching Physical Education and Special Education for students with Specific Learning Disabilities. She had worked for LAUSD as a teacher for 37.5 years. She has also been a Professional Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training Instructor with the American Red Cross and LAUSD. She has taught First Aid and CPR for over 30 years and feels that it is important to give back to the community. She has a strong background in working with the community in planning and scheduling events for the Civic Center Division for LAUSD.  Debbie is excited to be a part of the Instructor Team for JTA CPR and looks forward to being part of the expanding Management Team of Happy Swimmers. In her free time, Debbie loves to hike, ski where ever there is snow, swim and travel.

Dewey L Hoglund, Event Lifeguard and The Surfing Pianist

Los Angeles and Orange County

Hi, my name is Dewey Hoglund and I have been guarding for almost 3 years. I love to keep everyone in the water safe and to ensure that everyone is having a good time.

One fun fact about me is I enjoy surfing with a board that I shaped myself and I love Del Taco.

Serving: Lakewood

Edson Paiz, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD and CPR Instructor

Reseda, 8 years experience!

I am a Swim instructor who has taught lessons for 4 years. I enjoy teaching because I too learn something new each time I give a swim lesson. Swimming is therapeutic to me and I enjoy sharing the therapy with others.

Hi, I’m Edson, a watermen who has been involved in water safety for the last 8 years. I have worked with different departments in the LA area. I have experience the open water environment (lakes and reservoirs), the ocean environment (beaches) and the pool environment. My scope continues to grow as I continue to push the envelope. I enjoy working together with people so that everyone can enjoy a hot summer day at the beach, lake and or pool.

Edson is game to travel just about anywhere in Southern CA, we kid you not. He is passionate about guarding and has taken difficult to fill jobs off the beaten track to keep kids safe. 🙂

Ixxy Lipp, Lifeguard, World traveler and astute foodie

Hi! My name is Izzy and I’ve been guarding for the past 5 years! Not only am I passionate about water safety but I both swam and was on the water polo team all four years of high school as well as a former junior beach lifeguard. A fun fact about me is that I studied in Spain last semester, currently attend SDSU and aspire to be veterinarian 🙂

Serving: San Diego, Calabasas, Coronado, Point Loma

Jack, Lifeguard for Hire and Underwater Adventurer

Mission Viejo

I was a lifeguard for the large majority of last summer. Over that time I never had to save anyone, that kind of situation never seemed to occur while I was on duty and I hope to keep it that way. Being a lifeguard gives me another opportunity to keep people safe. I enjoy the feeling of responsibility, the interactions with people about how to remain safe, and the experience enabling me to help people in general. Being an advanced scuba diver, I honestly enjoy the underwater world more than the world just above the surface.

I serve the OC range County communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, among others. 

James, Lifeguard for Hire & Surfer

Mission Viejo

I surf, bodyboard, body surf in the ocean on the regular and have done many years of oc jr guards. I take pride in doing a good job and taking life guarding seriously.

I serve the OC communities of Riverside, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, among others. 

Jason Sanchez, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Swimaholic

LAX, OC

I taught and swam all levels. From novice to competitive swimming, toddler to high school, adults and children. I enjoy seeing the look of accomplishment of everyone once they see progression. I like to think I have an eye for swimming and showing how to get the most effective swim with the least amount of effort.

See you at the pool!

Serving: Los Angeles and Orange County areas

Jennifer, Event Lifeguard, Book Lover and Dancing Queen

San Diego, CA

Lifeguarding has always been a job I am passionate about. Since I did swim team during my childhood, I decided to certify as a lifeguard as soon as I was able to. I have lifeguarded at large facilities, such as Legoland Waterpark and smaller facilities during my 4 years of lifeguarding. I enjoy lifeguarding events, because I like watching people create lasting memories with those they care about.

Serving: Carlsbad, San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar

Jeremy Percy, Lifeguard, Resident wave shredding protege and cat father

Orange, CA

Jeremy has a background in varsity water polo and swim so he is an excellent swimmer. On top of that his only concern when lifeguarding is the safety of those in and around the pool. He himself has been told many times by lifeguards to slow down on the pool deck. He knows the excitement that can lead to accidents, and hence how to spot and prevent them. In his free time he enjoys surfing, eating, singing, being annoying, and playing with his cat “Lil boo”.

Serving: Fullerton, Brea, La mirada, Yorba Linda, anywhere really

John Pickhaver

John Pickhaver, Lifeguard LA, OC, SD

LAX area is home but I travel all over LA, OC and San Diego; 10 years lifeguard for hire experience

John has been a lifeguard for the past ten years. Originally from Philadelphia, John followed the seasons to be a year-round lifeguard. John has experience lifeguarding on film sets, parties for swimmers of all ages and other events. He’s also an avid runner and swimmer, looking to get into triathlons.

I kid you not, John is on our list of lifeguards from anywhere in L.A. down to San Diego. Boy does he get around, and does a great job too.

Karina Toriz, Swim Instructor

Anaheim Hills, and some Simi Valley, 10 years experience!

9 years experience in children’s swim lessons and lifeguarding!

Serving communities like: Fullerton, Whittier, Yorba Linda, La Habra

I have been teaching swim lessons for 10 years. I come from a water polo and swim background having played all through junior high, high school, and college!! I have also coached water polo and swim team. I enjoy teaching others the skills they need in order to love and enjoy being in the water too while being safe at the same time 🙂

I have been lifeguarding for 10 years.I have been lifeguarding for 10 years. I love the water and enjoy making sure others are safe while they have fun in the water too. Over the past decade, I have truly come to see the responsibility that comes with being a lifeguard and it is a responsibility I take very seriously. I love having fun in the pool but safety first- always. I have performed multiple real rescues to both children and adults.

Mando Zavala, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard

Paramount

2 Years experience.

Serving areas like: Long Beach, Orange County,Huntington Beach, Buena Park, La Mirada

Swim Bio: Hello, my name is Armando. I am a Hispanic male i am 5’10 and weigh about 175.  I am very athletic and love to exercise. I’ve played many sports throughout my youth.  I swam and played water polo throughout high school.  I also played other sports outside of school such as soccer,football, and baseball. I began to lifeguard my first year after high school.  I taught swim lessons to kids from the ages of 5-12.  I really enjoyed working with the kids, they always made my day.  It’s truly an amazing feeling knowing you played a big part in teaching a child a valuable lesson that goes a long way. Swimming is a life skill you must learn in my opinion sort of like riding a bike. I take great passion in what I do and safety always comes first.

Lifeguarding in the Summer is one of the best jobs for a college student I believe. What’s more fun then being by the water and soaking in the sun in the midst of Summer? I remember going to the pool every summer and talking to the lifeguards. I always thought they looked so cool and what kid didn’t want to be cool? I have guarded for a little more then a year now and I can honestly say I love it knowing the importance of saving one’s life or being able to prevent a terrible accident is a very important job. Makes you feel like a bit of a hero.

Megan Friedenberg, Lifeguard, Avid Hiker and Part-time Drummer

I have been lifeguarding for 4 years now and have always worked year-round. I have worked at multiple public recreation departments and swim clubs. My style of lifeguarding is preventative, stopping accidents and injuries before they occur. Safety for everyone is always my top priority and is why I love to lifeguard events (besides playing with kids from time to time!). A neat fact about me is I play multiple instruments and am part of USC’s drumline.

Serving: For SFBay: San Jose, Palo Alto, SF, Napa.

For LA: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, and Orange County

Siuoneh, Lifeguard, National Lifeguard for Hire Manager, Trilingual & love to travel

Glendale, 5 years experience!

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 (9 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

Vanessa Arlt, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire

Redlands, Inland Empire

I have been guarding for 10 years and have enjoyed teaching people about water safety. I like to prevent emergencies from happening and enjoy being around all type of folks!  I am a Lifeguard Instructor and have a Waterfront lifeguarding additional cert (Lakes, rivers etc).  Home turf: Redlands, and the Inland Empire, but I am willing to travel to OC, San Diego and LA.

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