San Diego Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service

Happy Swimmers Greater San Diego Lifeguard for Hire is a company of highly experienced, Red Cross certified, professional and insured lifeguards.  We are happy to serve your pool party needs from children’s birthday pool parties to corporate events.

Our staff of over 20 area lifeguards can be at your service in as short as 24 hours, but to ensure your date, 3 or more days lead time is suggested.

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

We are the largest Greater San Diego Lifeguard for Hire service locally, 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.

We serve greater San Diego North County and San Diego Metro with regions including La Jolla east to Santee, and south to Chula Vista.

Base price is $209 for 3 hours for the first lifeguard, $194 ($15 off) per each additional lifeguard.  Each additional 1/2 hour per lifeguard is $25. Prices are auto-calculated on our booking form for you.

Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in San Diego

Alf, Lifeguard for Hire, Private Swim Instructor and The Original Neptune Certified Surf Instructor – Sea-Water Color Painter

San Diego, CA

There is nothing more valuable than teaching a skill like swimming that will offer one a safe experience & can literally open doors to increased self-confidence & competence in any body of water—be it pool-sea-or lake. Years of coaching water polo & operating Los Angeles Jr. Lifeguard program enabled me to amass an enormous tool box of skills to help teach people of all ages to swim & handle themselves safely in the water.

As a 30 year veteran of Los Angeles County Lifeguard & Fire Dept Paramedic I know how rewarding & important maintaining a safe environment for the public & swimmers can be. Spotting & preventing danger is a learned skill that when actively applied can literally make the difference between a fun day or one wrought with tragedy. Turning people onto the stoke of water play is really a gift that should be shared with everyone.

Serving: Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, La Jolla, Carlsbad

Ben Porter – Lifeguard & Road trip junkie

Sacramento, CA

I spent my first summer lifeguarding at Raging Waters in Sacramento. The large volume of guests always kept me on my toes and helped me gain tons of guarding experience. I love lifeguarding at private events because you get to meet lots of interesting people.

Serving: Sacramento, roseville, folsom, elk grove

Bryan, Lifeguard for Hire & Paddle Board Pro

Carmel Mountain Ranch

Hi I’m Bryan, and I have been guarding for one year. I was always in the water when I was younger, not coming in till the sun went down. Lifeguarding is a passion for me since I always love being near the water. I really enjoy paddle boarding as I feel like it helps me clear my mind when I’m out there gazing at the water. I plan to go to medical school and be a psychiatrist. I am currently trying to learn German and Russian as well as computer programming.

I serve the San Diego communities of San Diego proper, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Carlsbad, among others. 

Chelsea Dunleavy, Lifeguard Instructor and San Diego Event Lifeguard

San Diego (for Fall, Winter); Redwood City (for late Spring, Summer)

6 years experience lifeguarding in communities like Redwood City, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park and San Diego

Chelsea has now become a Lifeguard Instructor with Happy Swimmers and is getting a business degree at San Diego University.  She says, I enjoy being a lifeguard because growing up I have always loved the water and I want others to experience that same joy. Everyone should be able to have fun and be safe while swimming. I have swum since I was a baby, but have competitively swum for 11 years and I also play water polo.

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.

Donavyn Rosenberry, Event Lifeguard, Guitar Player and Festival Fan

San Diego, CA

Started out Lifeguarding in an indoor waterpark back in Erie, Pennsylvania. Then joined the USN proudly served and, now got back into lifeguarding. I love lifeguarding events knowing I can provide people the safety for everyone to have fun.

Serving: San Diego

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. 🙂

Emma Spencer, Lifeguard and Certified Musical Theatre Nerd

San Diego, CA

I have been guarding both public and private pools for 2 years and I enjoy it very much. I am very focused and safety is always my top priority. I am incredibly vigilant and am always very aware of my surroundings. When I am not guarding I am a dancer and a swimmer.

Serving: El Cajon, Santee, La Mesa, San Diego

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

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

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.

Leah, Lifeguard for Hire, Horse lover, and outdoor enthusiast

Escondido

I’m a relatively new life guard. My intention is to prevent and respond to situations in and out of the pool. I hope to become a firefighter in the future because I am passionate about helping people.

I serve the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, among others in San Diego County

Mike, Lifeguard for Hire and Graphic Designer and Part-Time Nap Enthusiast

Rancho Penasquitos

I’d love to gain as much experience as possible in lifeguarding, possibly becoming a LG instructor in the near future, while making sure everyone is safe and having a good time! I’m fluent in English and Greek and love getting to know different people from different areas of the world.

I serve the communities of San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, Tucson

Onai Colon, Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Beach Bum

San Diego, CA

Swim Instructor:

I have one and a half years of swimming instruction experience. I’ve taught clients from all ages and skill levels, including mommy and me classes and active duty swim lessons. I believe that learning how to swim should be fun, enjoyable, and safe.

Lifeguard: 

I provided lifeguarding services for Marine Cops base Camp Lejune for 2 years. During my time with them we were required to have 4 hours of training regarding lifeguarding every month. While I was working with them I also acquired my Lifeguard Instructor, and swim instructor certifications. The reason I enjoy lifeguarding so much is because, I believe that patrons of all ages should be able to enjoy themselves and feel safe in the water.

Serving: San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Point Loma

QI | Swim Instructor And Life Guard | San Diego, CA

Qi, San Diego Swim Instructor and Lifegaurd

San Jose

General areas I have served include San Diego

Swim Instructor Bio: Hi, my name is Qi and I am going into my 7th year as a swim instructor. I have taught lessons for various age groups, ranging from parent and child to adult lessons. What I enjoy most from teaching swim lessons is helping my students learn something new and being able to see them improve over time. I believe that anyone can learn how to swim as long as they believe in themselves and are willing to try something different.

Lifeguard Bio: Hi I’m Qi. I have been lifeguarding for the past 6 years. I enjoy making sure everyone is safe and having a great time at the pool. What I like most about lifeguarding events is being able to prevent any accidents from happening so that the parents can feel at ease while their guests are in the pool enjoying themselves.

Serena Whitaker, Event Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Bird Enthusiast, Parrot Owner and trainer

San Diego, CA

I grew up with a pool in my backyard and so I learned to love the water at a young age. I have four years of experience working as a lifeguard in indoor and outdoor settings as well as guarding summer camp events. My first lifeguard and swim instructor job was at my local YMCA back when I lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After I moved here to San Diego in 2018 I continued to work as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the much sunnier California weather! I believe that water safety is extremely important and so I do not take my job lightly. Working as a lifeguard is lots of fun because I am able to interact with many people while also having the skills and training to keep them safe around the pool!

I first started teaching swim lessons at my local YMCA in 2017. Since then I have 3 years of experience teaching private and group lessons year round. I have the most experience with preschool age groups, but I have taught many lessons from parent-child to elementary levels. The best part about teaching swim lessons is that I get to see kids grow confident in themselves and learn life-saving skills. Teaching swim lessons is so rewarding because I’ve helped many kids learn to not be afraid of the water and learn the importance of water safety.

Serving: Fallbrook, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos

Steph, Event Lifeguard, Love painting and my dog

San Diego, CA

I’ve been a lifeguard since I was 16! I enjoy being around water and my intent is always to make sure everyone is safe.

Serving: San Diego

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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