Orlando and Tampa Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service

Golden rays of sunlight catch the foam as the waves wash the sandy beaches. Filling the air are the timeless squeals of delight as parents trek along the beach with their children in tow. Splashing and playing in the salt water, the children live the Central Florida dream. Central Florida is the “once in a lifetime experience.” From century old oaks lining the brick streets in Winter Park to the historic ranches of long horn cattle surrounding the many lakes and swamps of Osceola County, the Central Florida experience is second to none. Tourist and residents alike flock to our numerous aquatic attractions. Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando hosts a number of aquatic theme parks: Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Discovery Cove, Wet N Wild, and Aquatica. Whether you visit the springs to see the famed manatees or watch our famous sunsets from a boat, the stories are never-ending.

Create your own never-ending story with Happy Swimmers USA. Give your family that “once in a lifetime experience second to none” as you join our aquatic family. Our instructors excel in providing the “magical” touch. Whether you are a new parent looking to prepare your infant for a lifetime of swimming, an adult checking off the bucket list to learn to swim, or a triathlete wanting that extra edge against the competition, Happy Swimmers USA will exceed your expectations!

Happy Swimmers Event Lifeguards is our division providing private lifeguards for pool party safety in Florida. We have a $2 million insurance policy, hire only the top qualified people, and have a full administrative staff to back you up.

Find your premier lifeguards for hire through us in the Central Florida area, including Tampa Bay/Clearwater, providing the best experience for protecting swimmers in your private pools or corporate events.

We are the largest private lifeguard service in the country, and locally serve the Orlando and Tampa FL area with the dedicated staff you see on this page.

Rates: $199 for the first lifeguard for up to 3 hours service.  Need additional guards? We discount their price $15 to $184 each.  Additional half hours are $25 per lifeguard.  Our prices are automatically calculated for you on our booking page coming next. 🙂

Thank you for checking out Happy Swimmers, now in our 25th year keeping kids safe.

–and thank you, Orlando Lifeguard Instructor, Kimberly Lytle, for your contribution here expressing the colorfulness of greater Orlando.

Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in Orlando and Tampa Bay

A Message from Manager Christine Sanders

Join our Happy Swimmers Lifeguard Team Today!

If you want a job with purpose and great pay, apply to Happy Swimmers!
LIFEGUARD Requirements:
1. Current lifeguard certification
2. One year or more prior lifeguarding experience.
3. Professional attitude, conscientious.
4. Reliable car, smartphone, e-mail.
5. Pass a criminal background check and references check.


Fill out the online application by using the following link:
https://www.happyswimmers.com/job-application

Adam Alstein, Lifeguard

Longwood, FL

Aian Rangel, Lifeguard for Hire

Orlando/Tampa

I’ve been a lifeguard for almost 3 years and can say happily say I love my job. I think there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help others, and see little ones smiling and having fun in a safe environment. I’ve been swimming since i was 4 years old and i bring my passion for the water with me everywhere i go.

Alex, Lifeguard for Hire and Functional fitness instructor, video game nerd.

St. Cloud

I have been a lifeguard for 5 years!

I serve the Orlando/Tampa communities of Kissimmee, Orlando proper, Clermont, St.cloud, among others!

Brandon Owens, Lifeguard, Paramedic

Oviedo, FL; 6 years experience!

I am always on my feet, on guard, and never sitting.Firefighter/Paramedic for Orange County Fire Rescue.

Chandler McGlothin, Lifeguard, Part-time videographer and bassiest in The Crazy Jaywalkers Full- time storyteller.

Orlando/Tampa

Hi My name is Chandler McGlothin and I am a life guard in the Tampa Bay/ Orlando area. I am currently attending University Of Central Florida as a film major. My whole life I have been around water doing various water activities. Along with my Red Cross Certification I am BSA life guard certified, CPR certified, Scuba certified and also certified in first aid. When I am life guarding for my clients then can be sure of the safety of their children as I have many years experience life guarding.Thank you and I am excited to provide the highest quality safety services for your party or event.

Serving: Valrico, Orlando, Oldsmar, Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland

Derek, Lifeguard for Hire and The Wakeboarding Engineer

University Acres

I first began life guarding for Jupiter Pointe Paddle boarding in 2014 for a Summer kids camp ranging from 30-50 kids (ages 6-13) in open intracoastal waterways and for guided tours around Jupiter. Starting in Summer of 2015, I was simultaneously working at a Jewish Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens as a part-time lifeguard for Swim With Gills, which was consisted of guarding infants to the elderly as well as special needs kids. I enjoy being in control and outside/active the most about lifeguarding for the obvious reasons of being a Florida native. Fun fact about me; I first learned to waterski when I was 3 years old.

I serve the Orlando/Tampa communities of Orlando proper, Sanford/Oviedo, Palm Beach/Jupiter

Diana Carvel, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Orlando

3 years lifeguarding and swim teaching experience.  Diana serves communities including Orlando, Winter Park, Oviedo, Kissimmee

I have been swimming practically my entire life. With a lifetime of swimming experience and involvement in teaching nearly all levels of swimmers, from children to adults, I have acquired the skills to ensure everyone has fun in a safe water environment. When it comes to lifeguarding, I constantly have the goal in mind of valuing the lives of every swimmer in front of me as if it were my own. I know I am providing a great service and that is what will drive me to always keep my skills “test-ready” and alert for any possible emergency. I like to be firm but kind while guarding a scene.

Diana, Lifeguard for Hire and Part-time fish

Orlando

I’ve been a lifeguard for over a year now. I love to keep people safe and help them enjoy the water as much as I do! I’ve worked in a lot of crazy environments such as scuba diving experiences, caves, and dolphin pools so I’m up for any challenge!

I love scuba and free diving, competitive swimming, and playing water polo. I also love to travel and explore. Through all of these, safety is my number one priority and I hope to share that with you!

I serve the Orlando- Tampa communities of

Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Fort Myers, among others. 

Emily Eischen, Lifeguard, medical student and water fight champion

Orlando

I started lifeguarding when I was 16 years old. 7 years later I have worked at numerous facilities including a position as a head lifeguard at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center along with Universal’s Volcano Bay. As a medical student safety is a top priority for me. My love for the water began before I could even walk and I hope to share this passion with others!

Serving: Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando

Jamie Simmons, Lifeguard

Orlando, FL

John Gellido, Lifeguard

Orlando, FL

Julie, Lifeguard Midwesterner teacher gone Floridian and Foodie

I have loved swimming ever since I was young. I began lifeguarding in 2009 and haven’t stopped since! I’ve worked at waterparks, managed one-guard pools, and country clubs. My goal is to keep each event FUN, but SAFE. A fun fact about me is that I was captain of my high school swim team in St. Louis, Missouri! I come from a large family, and I’m #30 out of 36 cousins. I am also a Special Education teacher!

Serving: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin

Keith Hearn, Lifeguard for Hire

Los Angeles

I have 4 years lifeguarding experience.

I am proud to say Lifeguarding has become a way of life for me. I have ALWAYS lived by the water as I was born and raised in South Florida before relocating to Los Angeles. I bring to you multiple years of experience as a Head Lifeguard at my local YMCA, a lifeguard for triathlons, lakes, pools, any body of water, you name it, I’ve guarded it. Safety is my number one priority as I have seen far too many unnecessary boo-boo’s during my career. I am an extremely approachable and outgoing person who loves to have fun and I always find myself going above and beyond to ensure everyone is having an exceptional time. I pride myself on my core values of respect, integrity, dependability, and honesty. When I arrive at your home or event, you can expect and I will deliver the utmost amount of professionalism and safety.

I serve the LA metro communities of Santa Monica, Inglewood, El Segundo, Culver City, Playa Vista, Manhattan Beach, among others.

Kevin Frank, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire

Orlando, 15 years experience!

I began life-guarding when I was just 15 years old. Since then, I have worked for my community, college and even Aquatica as a full time lifeguard for almost 5 years. Now, I am a middle school teacher with a family and a young child.

Home base areas I serve: Clermont, Wintergarden, Dr. Phillips, Windermere  and all of greater Orlando.

Kimberly Lytle

Kimberly Lytle, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, LGI Trainer & Professional Shark Handler

Kissimmee, FL, 48 years experience!

I have been a swim instructor for 48 years. I was recognized as the Baltimore Regional Chapter Water Safety Aide of the Year. I am certified as an adapted aquatics instructor, Dan Marino Foundation Adapted Aquatics Instructor, and Human Kinetics Adapted Aquatics Instructor. I am the recipient of the Autism Speaks grant to provide free swim lessons to autistic children. Currently I am certified as a Water Safety Instructor Trainer where I have taught individuals to be swim instructors. I started one of the early baby swim programs in the United States in order to teach babies to swim float swim. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the State of Florida to approve new aquatic programs. I love all levels of instruction.

I have been a lifeguard, waterfront and waterpark lifeguard for 48 years. I am currently certified as a Lifeguard Instructor and Instructor Trainer with the American Red Cross. I have taught swimming for the same amount of time and am a Water Safety Instructor and Instructor Trainer. I audit waterparks and municipal facilities evaluating lifeguard and facility standards. I have received several certifications to teacher adapted aquatics and have received a grant from Autism Speaks to provide free swim lessons. I hold a master’s degree in education, was Teacher of the Year for my middle school and Top Ten Educator in the District. I was recognized as the American Red Cross Water Safety aide of the Year and then later the American Red Cross Instructor Volunteer of the Year. I served for ten years at the National Aquatic Safety School in Texas as an Instructor Trainer. As a Special Olympics Tier 2 Swim Coach I am eligible to take teams to national competitions. I am certified as a National Water Fitness Instructor and trained Total Immersion. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Aquatic Council overseeing the development of aquatics in the State of Florida. Also, on the Board of Directors for the State of Florida to approve new aquatic programs within the state. I am a member of Association of Aquatic Professionals, National Parks and Recreation, and World Water Park Association. I have hosted the World’s Largest Swim Lesson for 5 years achieving some of the top numbers in the world. In my spare time I am an avid scuba diver, runner, biker, and weight lifter. I compete in open water competitions with 12.5 miles being my longest distance.

Serving: Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud

Luke Juba, Lifeguard

Maitland, FL

Marissa, Lifeguard, Part-time roboticist and foodie

Tampa/Orlando

Being a natural Floridian I have been swimming since I was five. That led me to swim competitively for over 8 years. That knowledge helps me when I lifeguard, which I have over a year of experience in. Being a lifeguard is an honorable job that I never want to quit. I can bring security and comfort those who fear the water and I’m protection to those who have no fear. When I lifeguard events, I enjoy the culture swimming bring most. It brings people together and I can help keep people safe while they enjoy their time in the sun.

Serving: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater

Melinda, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire and outdoors enthusiast

Paradise Heights

I have been a lifeguard for 7 years, working for orange county parks and recreation at kelly park (rock springs), Discovery Cove Orlando, and now currently working for RDV sportsplex in Maitland. I have always had a strong passion for lifeguarding and helping and serving others. I am very excited for this adventure with happy swimmers and can’t wait to experience the different events. A little fun fact about myself is that I absolutely love the outdoors. Most days you can find me either hunting, fishing, or on any body of water possible!

I serve the Orlando/Tampa communities of Apopka, Altamonte, Orlando & Tampa proper, among others. 

Michael Baker, Lifeguard, Football Fanatic & Ocean Enthusiast

Lifeguarding has always been something that I have been into doing. I love being next to the water and getting some sun. Hopefully If all goes well I can make this a great career job in the future!

Serving: Clearwater Beach, Largo, Dun Edin, St. Petersburg.

Nick Brown – LG & LGI – Avid Universal Goer

Orlando, FL

Hi my name is Nick and I am a Florida native with a great Jamaican heritage. The reason that I first got into lifeguarding was because I got a summer job at a sleep away summer camp. I remember being pretty nervous my first couple times guarding. However, from that experience my confidence grew and after 4 years of that, I have learned so much about myself and my leadership ability. I acquired my lifeguard trainer certification and have put it to good use since.

The reason I love event lifeguarding is because on top of keeping everyone safe, I love being a part of the excitement going on around me.

Nico, Lifeguard & PhD in “The Office”

I have lifeguarded many BSA volunteer events and also worked at Harbour Island Athletic Club during the 2019 summer. My goal when lifeguarding is to provide an environment for all patrons to enjoy themselves, while still remaining safe. What I enjoy most about guarding events is being able to meet new people and helping them to have a safer and more enjoyable event.

Serving: Brandon, Valrico, Tampa, Plant City

Nikki, Lifeguard

I have 3 years lifeguarding experience of all ages.

My intention in guarding is to keep everyone safe but also keeping everyone happy and having fun while staying safe. What I like most about lifeguarding events is the feeling I get after an event where everyone is safe but also had a great time at the event. I feel accomplished and that my job was truly successful when that happens. A couple of fun facts about me is that I have a twin brother who lives in New Jersey, I can wiggle my ears and I can play the guitar.

I serve the greater Orlando & Tampa communities of Temple Terrace, Wesley Chapel, Tampa Palms, South Tampa, among others.

Quintin, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire

Orlando

I have been a lifeguard for both Ellis and Associates and The American Red Cross. I take pride on creating a fun and enjoyable aquatic experience for others while promoting safety according to the most current standards. I have experience in several setting and hope to further my skills and gain new experiences!

General areas I serve: Kissimmee, Orlando, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Winter Haven, Tampa

Rachel Hunt, Lifeguard for Hire

Orlando and Tampa

I have recently been certified in Red Cross Lifeguarding. My intentions in lifeguarding is making sure that everyone is having a fun and safe time. Safety when swimming and playing is a priority that I take pride in maintaining. What I like most about lifeguarding events is knowing that everyone is having a great time. Personally, I am lifeguarding because I believe it is very important and I am working to help pay for college.

I serve the Orlando and Tampa communities of Clearwater, Tampa, Palm Harbor, Odessa, among others.

I have waterfront experience as well.

Rad Rakeisha

Rad Rakeisha, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

Tampa Bay, 7 years experience!

7 years experience lifeguarding.  Serving areas in the Land o Lakes, Wesley Chapel, and the Tampa Bay Area

HI!!!! My name in Rakeisha. I am a Canadian student-athlete currently finishing my degree in Biology on the medical track and playing soccer at Saint Leo University. I have been swimming since I was eight and have loved the water ever since. I have been a certified lifeguard for seven years now and have done so for camp, family outings, Saint Leo University’s pool, and at my own house. Though I am not a certified swim instructor I have taught a few kids in my community, so proper certification is something I will pursue. I understand how fun swimming can be but I also understand its dangers so I make it my business to ensure a safe environment for those who want to enjoy the water!

Stephanie Kirkpatrick

Windermere, FL; 18 years experience!

I love lifeguarding and have been one since I was a teenager. I have experience in guarding town pools and big waterparks including both Disney parks. My favorite thing about event guarding is meeting new people from all over the country and being part of their special event.

Special Certs:Waterpark Lifeguard Experience, Previous State of NJ EMT, Scuba

Taylor Barnard |Orlando Lifeguard

Taylor Barnard, Orlando Lifeguard for hire

Orlando, FL

Hi there! I began lifeguarding at an aquatic park two summers ago in college and have since guarded birthday parties, company gatherings, and celebrations with all ages. Although my background is not particularly lengthy, it has however been incredibly condensed with experience and passion. My utmost priority is assisting in maintaining a safe swimming environment and to do so in a fun, happy and interactive way. My intention is to convey that I take on this responsibility with great care and dedication in order for my guests to feel that they can trust me with their, and their children’s, lives. Fun little note about me, I was born and raised in South Africa up until high school :).  ~~Welcome Taylor, 🙂 owner Jenn

Home areas of service: Sarasota Fl, Bradenton Fl, Orlando Fl, Sanford Fl

Special advanced certs: Deep Water Aquatic Parks Lifeguard Cert

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