Washington DC (DMV) Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service

Serving the entire DMV area!

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Greater Washington DC area served by Happy Swimmers Mobile Lifeguards

Happy Swimmers USA is a 27 year old company of insured, experienced professional lifeguards ready to keep your children’s pool party safe and fun. If you’re in the DC suburbs in Maryland or Northern Virginia, you’re in our service area. We recently lifeguard certified the House of Representatives and Senate Health Club staff (Architect of the Capitol), keeping lawmakers safe (at least while swimming). Trust us to keep an eye out for your kids’ safety too! We suggest one lifeguard for each 15 children of mixed ages and abilities. If the participants are all swimmers (with none under age 3) we can usually allow 20 swimmers per lifeguard.

Price for up to 3 hours is $209 per lifeguard.  Over 3 hours add $25/half hour per lifeguard.  Feel free to keep the guards over your original booking time 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?

Why hire us over another lifeguard company or even the kid down the street? – We are the only lifeguard for hire company that protects you with our insurance for PROFESSIONAL as well as general liability insurance.  Most swim companies carry the minimum general liability (slips and falls) but they don’t carry the more specific professional liability coverage.  God forbid, if an accident happens no matter who’s fault, you want your guard(s) insured for you.  Would you drive a car without proper insurance or go to a doctor who you found didn’t carry malpractice insurance to cut corners?  We cover you and your event, so you can enjoy the party.  Additionally, know that freelancers are completely uninsured. Who checks their backgrounds and lifeguard certification status? Our staff is professionally checked for these. 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.

It is my blessing to be able to bring such fine staff to guard your party. By you checking us out here, I already know you see our value. We look forward to serving you and your guests.

Jenn Tyler,
Owner and Founder

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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in Washington DC

Abigail Muro, Lifeguard for Hire, Swim Instructor

Chevy Chase, MD

Aimee, Lifeguard for Hire

Washington DC

Hey there! I’m returning to lifeguarding after several years away from the profession and I couldn’t be happier to be back. I intend to create a welcoming and fun environment for all swimmers, but safety is my number one priority. I look forward to helping make your event everything you’ve ever dreamed! I live in Washington, DC and am happy to travel anywhere in the DMV area.

I serve the Washington DC metro communities of Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria, Arlington, among others.

Andrew Owais, East Coast Lifeguard Manager

12 years lifeguarding experience!

12 years experience and our East Coast Lifeguard Manager, Congratulations, Andrew!

My favorite thing about lifeguarding is knowing that I can make a difference and save a life. My intentions are not just to do my job effectively but to also make sure that everyone has fun and feels like family. A fun fact about me is that I lifeguarded for a movie shoot which was a very exciting experience for me.

Andrew Pennington, Lifeguard, LGI

Rockville, MD; 4 years experience!

4 years experience, Serving DC areas likePotomac, Arlington, Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Hello, my name is Andrew Pennington. I enjoy serving the Washington, D.C. Metro Region with four years of experience as a professional Lifeguard. I presently work as a licensed Pool Operator, certified Lifeguarding Instructor, an American Red Cross volunteer First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and a Maryland State EMT. In addition to graduating from UMBC with a B.S. in Psychology, I am active as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 944 (Rockville, MD), the troop in which I earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. Meeting new members of the community and providing some ease of mind are among my favorite aspects of lifeguarding. I look forward to serving your next event!

Angela Gleason, Lifeguard for Hire

I have 4 years experience

I have lifeguarded since summer of 2014 and have loved it ever since. I enjoy my work by the pool keeping it neat and clean. I love talking to people and meeting new people while I’m lifeguarding. I believe that safety comes first and that if the patrons are safe, happy, and satisfied that is all that matters. Lifeguarding events are fun because of music, the food, and everyone is having a good time. I enjoy hanging with the kids too.

I serve the DC metro communities of Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Rockville, among others.

Anna Talarico, Private Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Washington DC

Four years, of my many years of working as a lifeguard, I have taught swimming to a range of ages; all the way from young children to middle-aged adults. I enjoy these lessons because it is important that people can swim to enjoy the water safely. If the person feels comfortable, the more fun they’ll have!

At 18 years old, I took my first lifeguarding class, 8 years ago. I spent the entire summer working as a lifeguard and enjoying the job immensely. Since then, I have been working summers, and periodically in the other seasons. I have been working as a lifeguard for over 8 years for various companies and locations. A major role in lifeguarding isn’t only keeping the facility safe and attentiveness, but also customer service. People should be happy and feel welcome at their pool!

I serve the DC communities of Bethesda, Silver Spring, Arlington, Rockville, among others. 

Ashlie Hess, Lifeguard

District Heights, MD

Bethany Morris, DC Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

Centreville, VA

I have been a swim instructor for 5 years.

As a public school educator and lifeguard, I have a natural affinity for water safety and teaching others how to swim. My teaching style focuses on positive reinforcement, confidence building and creating lasting relationships with my students and their parents. There is nothing like a student who cannot stop beaming when they get their first back float or stroke. Nothing compares. In addition to teaching, I also like to be a lifelong learner myself. My new quest is white water kayaking. Those water safety skills I promote are certainly put to the test when I’m out on the Potomac!

I have been a lifeguard for 15+ years!

Over the years, I have guarded many public pools servicing 1,000+ patrons a day, private pool parties for families and corporations, and privately owned community aquatic facilities. I value safety so much and promote it by building relationships and educating other. When I’m not in the chair lifeguarding, I’m finding ways to be near the water anyway I can. Currently, I’m learning to whitewater kayak and on any given weekend I’m usually seeking a good hike with waterfalls and waterholes.

I serve the DC metro communities of DMV, Vienna, Chantilly, Centreville, among others.

Bradley Blecker | Swim Instructor | NYC

Bradley Blecker, Lifegaurd, Swim Instructor

Spring: Washington DC, Summer: NW New Jersey; 5 years experience.

5 years experience! Washington D.C., towns/cities in Northwest New Jersey

I am a political science major at American University in Washington D.C. with physics minor. I have eleven years of swimming experience, three years of swim instructing/coaching, and five years of lifeguarding, both for a community pool and private lifeguarding events. I am certified in CPR. AED, and first aid.

Cameron Leventen, Lifeguard

Washington, DC

David, Lifeguard for Hire, Pinball, Cook, and Spoiler of Dogs and Cats


I first guarded for the City of Providence Pools when I was a teenager. I kept up my certs and after I joined the Coast Guard after high school. From there I guarded part time wherever I could up until late 1988 when I got out of the Coast Guard and joined the Foreign Service. While I stopped guarding for some years, I became a SCUBA instructor for over two decades. I just love Life guarding. At this point in my life it affords great exercise, training, and I love working with the public. I currently work for Prince George’s County at a nearby county pool. Every month I have four mandatory hours of in-service training and I swim laps each work day.

I serve the Washington DC communities of College Park, Silver Spring, Columbia, Baltimore, among others. 

Delany, Lifeguard for Hire

Washington DC

My name is Delaney Jacobs and I have been a lifeguard for five years and throughout the past two years, I have been the manager of two different pools. I maintain my lifeguarding skills year-round by also guarding at various indoor pools. My favorite part about being a lifeguard is being able to interact with all the different neighborhood kids that come to the pool just to have a great time. Summer is my favorite season and I could not think of a better way to spend my summers than outside at a pool.

I serve the Washington DC areas of Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Frederick, among others. 

Evan Hicks, Lifeguard

Falls Church, VA

Jack Valas, Lifeguard for Hire

I lifeguard at King Farm. They have 3 pools that I continually rotate through. I work swim meets, holidays, and weekends. I like meeting new faces everyday I lifeguard and connecting with new people. I also enjoy the responsibility of making sure everyone is safe.

I serve the Washington DC metro communities of Bethesda, Mclean, Potomac, Chevy Chase, among others. 

Josh | Lifeguard, Washington DC

Josh, Lifeguard for Hire

Washington DC

 Hi! My name is Joshua Monacelli. I served as an American Red Cross Lifeguard certified in CPR/AED/First Aid in Orlando, Florida, while in high school. I am now life guarding in the DMV area while pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs from The Elliott School and working towards becoming a U.S. Naval Officer in the NROTC program at The George Washington University.

I have found that serving the community and the people within it has been the single most rewarding feeling in life thus far. This is why I joined Happy Swimmers because I truly believe in our mission and serving clients to the best of my ability. I will use my experiences from life guarding for large summer camps, 10+ years of competitive swimming, and 2+ years of being in the NROTC program to provide fun, engaging, and professional level service at your next event!

I serve the Washington DC communities of Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, Reston, VA, Annapolis, MD, among others.

Matthew Hull

Chantilly; 4 years experience

Hi my name is Matthew. I love life guarding and providing a safe environment for kids to swim in. A fun fact about me is that I lived in Madagascar for 2 years and learned to speak Malagasy.

Serving Washington DC, Baltimore area, All of northern VA, Loundon County, Fairfax County.

Maura, Lifeguard for Hire

Washington DC

Hi, my names Maura! I’m 20 years old and currently a senior at George Mason University. I’ve worked 3 years in total as a lifeguard, 2 years at a neighborhood pool and 1 year at a Navy Base. As a lifeguard I strive to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience while I’m on duty. I always look forward to meeting new patrons and building a reputation with those I work with. I have faith in working with customers to insure a great job while on duty being an event lifeguard for whatever occasion you need! Let’s have a fun and happy summer!

I serve the WDC metro communities of Fairfax, Alexandria, D.C, Centreville, among others.

McKenzie Robey, Lifeguard

Arlington, VA; 6 years experience

I’ve been a lifeguard, swim lesson instructor, and swim coach on and off for the past six years. I come from a family of swimmers and spent so many days as a kid at the local pool that it feels like I grew up there. I greatly enjoy spending time in and around the water and love to help people have a safe, fun experience!

General areas I’ve served:Fairfax, McLean, Leesburg, DC

Michael Jiang, Private Swim Instruction and Lifeguard

Washington DC

I have been teaching people of all ages how to swim for 5 years since I was 15. I love giving people the knowledge to swim proficiently as swimming is my favorite sport!

My intention in guarding is making sure all patrons are safe in the water. I enjoy lifeguarding because I love swimming and I enjoy making sure patrons can have a fun safe time in the pool!

I serve the Washington DC communities of Vienna, McLean, Washington D.C., Lorton, among others. 

Michele Harper, Lifeguard

Hyattsville, MD

Mikayla, Lifeguard for Hire and Aspiring Artist

Piney Orchard

In the past, I worked at a series of public pools in my community. My intention in guarding is to gain experience and build relationships with new people. I love to talk to new people with different backgrounds and stories. Meeting new people everyday have probably been some of my favorite experiences while guarding.

I serve the Washington DC metro communities of (Maryland)Bowie, Crofton, Annapolis, Laurel, Columbia, among others. 

Paola Chamberlain, Swim Instructor

Santa Clarita, CA

11 Years Experience!

Serving areas like:Beverly Hills, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks

Hi there, my name is Paola! I LOVE swimming and working with kids! It’s always fun and an adventure! Swimming has always been in my life (I was an competitive swimmer)! I’ve been teaching this beautiful sport since 2004 with ages 04 to 17 and adults. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and I was also a Youth counselor on a cruise ship! I am excited for the opportunity to inspire others to feel the same way I do about the water! ! Be ready to learn and have a lot of fun! 🙂


Sarah Isela, Lifeguard for Hire, Amateur Photographer & Passionate Runner


Hi, my name is Sarah Isela! There is a quote about lifeguards that says, “A lifeguard is like a storm shelter, you may never need it, but if you do it can be a lifesaver.” During my five years of lifeguarding, I have been the storm shelter and lifesaver to countless people. My 6 year lifeguarding career began in 2013, when I received my American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Since then, I have gained an incredible amount of experience lifeguarding every year: 2013-2015 at an indoor aquatic center (North Arundel Aquatic Center), and 2015-current (Summer 2018) as the beach “Baywatch” of Sandy Point State Park. When I lifeguard, I work to the best of my ability to ensure the safety of every child/ swimmer/ patron. If the time comes that I must become your “lifesaver,” you are in good hands. I have handled over 100 water assists, as well as four serious water rescues over the past five years. I have even received the Superintendent’s Award from the Natural Resources Police (NRP) for assisting in a water rescue of 5 people from a jet skiing accident in the Chesapeake Bay. This is my first year lifeguarding for events, and I look forward to working with you to ensure the safety of all your swimmers!

I serve the WDC communities of Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington D.C. proper, Rockville, among others. 

Shannon, Private Swim Instructor, Lifeguard for Hire, Part-time surfer, Full-Time shark bait

Huntley Meadows Park

Hi, my name is Shannon and I’ve been teaching swim lessons for 5 years with ages six months to sixty! I’ve also worked with children for 3 years as a tutor and child care provider. I graduated from Hood College with a swim scholarship and earned a degree in Global Studies. I love teaching swimming because I love helping to teach kids to enjoy the water and water safety. I also specialize in new swimmers and swim team training.

I have been lifeguarding for 5 years and have had the honor of saving 7 lives. I have worked for large hotel environments on the Las Vegas Strip as well as small, fun children parties. What I enjoy most about lifeguarding is being able to watch others have fun and knowing that they will be safe.

I serve the Washington DC communities of Alexandria, Arlington, Washington DC proper, among others!

Siuoneh, National Lifeguard for Hire Manager

Glendale, 5 years experience!

I have worked for City of Glendale and Los Angeles County as a lifeguard and I am currently working for city of Pasadena as a senior lifeguard. something interesting about me is that although I am a very good swimmer and a lifeguard, I am actually scared of the ocean, maybe for the fact that I do not know whats under the water since I can not see it . I am also fluent in Armenian and Farsi

Areas I commonly serve: Los Angeles, pasadena, Encino, Studio City

Stephanie, East Coast Lifeguard Assignment Manager and Pack of Jac’s mom

My background is in the legal profession working as a legal secretary for many years. I stopped working to raise two children who are now young adults. My daughter is a teacher in the Portland school district, and my son is an artist who lives on the East coast. For the last twenty-four years, I worked as a Special Education Assistant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. For twenty of those years, I worked with at-risk students and students with special needs at the secondary level. These students resided in a residential facility, and I worked closely not only with the entire school staff but with the social workers and staff at the residential placement. I am excited to be part of the Management Team of Happy Swimmers and look forward to working with you.

T, Lifeguard for Hire, Traveler and travel planner

Clason Point

Born and raised in NYC I have been swimming since I was 2 years old. I swam competitively all through grade school and high school and loved it! I have been lifeguarding year round (not only summers) for 11 years. When lifeguarding my main priority is swimmer safety while having fun!

I serve the NYC communities of Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, among others. 

Veronica Mason, Lifeguard

Falls Church, VA; 4 years experience!

I grew up swimming competitively and started guarding a few years ago to stay near the pool (and help pay for college :). I really love helping others have a great time in the water and giving parents a little peace of mind. One of my favorite things about guarding for events is seeing all of the varied celebrations, it is certainly a treat to be able to see so many different family and cultural traditions!
When its too cold for the pool I love to ski and work as a ski instructor and on the ski patrol at nearby resorts.

Some of the communities I serve include:Fairfax, Potomac, Arlington, McLean, Great Falls

Will, Lifeguard and Private Swim Instructor

I have 4 years swim instruction experience and 5 years lifeguarding experience.

Over the past four years I have had a lot of experience with teaching lessons. When I first started, I worked as an assistant instructor for several programs with children ranging from ages 3 to 15 with a variety of skill levels. After moving to Washington, DC, I began working at the American University aquatic center where I was eventually promoted to Head Lifeguard of Swim Instructors. In this position, I helped to manage and teach the swim lessons run through AU Recreation and Fitness. The most rewarding part of teaching swim lessons would have to be watching the improvement and excitement of the student grow. My passion is to see a world where everyone can feel safe and have fun in the water!

I started lifeguarding at my community pool the summer before my junior year of high school. Five years have passed and I have worked at a variety of pools and events for communities, families, and high profile clients too. I lifeguard because aquatic safety is a passion of mine and I want to make sure that everyone can have a safe and exciting time at the pool!

I serve the DC metro areas of Washington and Bethesda, among others.

Zhelia “Zee” Arif

Washington DC; 3 years experience

Hi! This is my third year lifeguarding and I am lifeguard/CPR/first aid, pool operator, and NOCTI certified. I started out as a regular lifeguard and eventually became manager at my pool. I absolutely love this job and interacting with people of all ages. I have worked with children from pre-school to high school, including kids with special needs. I am currently a pre-medicine student at VCU with the goal of becoming a trauma doctor.

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