San Diego Lifeguard for Hire Service

Lifeguard Service USA

Happy Swimmers USA provides San Diego lifeguard for hire service for a variety of functions. From children’s pool parties (our specialty, seen on NBC4 News), to entertainment industry shoots, and corporate events, Happy Swimmers provides an incredible staff for all of these needs.


All staff are Red Cross certified Lifeguards with an average experience of 7 years, many at high volume locations. These are pros, not charming but inexperienced high schoolers. Wherever there is a pool involved in San Diego. (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,

Why hire us over another lifeguard company or even the kid down the street in Orlando?

We do a thorough evaluation and interview for all of our San Diego Lifeguard for hire staff. We also are one of the only Orlando Lifeguard for Hire companies that protects you with our insurance for PROFESSIONAL as well as general liability insurance and workers comp insurance.  Most lifeguard companies carry the minimum general liability (slips and falls) but they don’t carry the more specific professional liability coverage nor workers comp.  

Most importantly, if an accident happens no matter who’s at fault, you want your guard(s) properly insured for your protection.  Similarly, would you drive a car without car insurance or go to a doctor who you found didn’t carry malpractice insurance?  Above all, we cover you and your event, so you can enjoy the party.  

Additionally, almost all freelancers are completely uninsured. Who checks their criminal backgrounds and lifeguard certification status? Our staff is professionally checked for this. We hire the cream of the crop with the best experience, and again, with us, you have a team of managers and a company to back you up if someone flakes.

Welcome to Happy Swimmers’ San Diego Lifeguard for Hire,  32 years of keeping a guardian angel’s eye on our client’s guests.

Pricing for your San Diego Lifeguard for Hire 

Price for up to 3 hours is calculated at check out based on location lifeguard for San Diego. Need additional lifeguards?  Going over 3 hours for your party? Add $28.50/half hour per lifeguard. Also, 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.  Above all, 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?

In conclusion, we’ve got your back, so you can enjoy your party!

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Happy Swimmers USA

Please note that the only way to book a lifeguard for hire in San Diego is through the website.

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Our Lifeguard Service Staff Members in San Diego

Alf, Event Lifeguard and Sea-Water Color Painter

San Diego

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

Angelina, Lifeguard for Hire, Lover of Jesus & good food

Inland Empire

Hi, I’m Angelina! I’m very kind and respectful and I’m always up for a challenge. Fun fact about me: I love people! I became a lifeguard because I’m genuinely passionate about helping others, and forming lasting connections. I’m comfortable around all ages, from really young to the elderly, and I’m especially good with kids. Above all else, I love the feeling of knowing that I was able to create a positive experience in someone’s life, even in a small way.

Some of the areas I serve:

Menifee, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Perris

Braden, Event Lifeguard, Rock Climbing and Aquatic Enthusiast

San Diego

Hello! I am 19 years old and attend UC San Diego where I play water polo. I love to be around the water and have been lifeguarding for over 3 years. A fun fact about me is I love rock climbing and being in the outdoors.

Serving: La Jolla, Claremont, Mira Mesa, San Diego

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. 

Cesar Ceja, Event Lifeguard, Lacrosse and Waterpolo player

All of San Diego County

When I joined waterpolo during high school I made many friends that were lifeguards and encourage me to become one myself. I after completing my certifications I worked at the city for nearly a year before joining happy swimmers!

Serving: All of San Diego County

Christopher Gunning, Event Lifeguard, USMC Veteran, and Yogist

Los Angeles Ca, San Clamente, San Diego

I have over 14 years of experience as a lifeguard, swim instructor and water safety instructor. I served in the Marine Corps as a Water Survival Instructor and have much experience with swimming both competitively and for fun!

Serving: Los Angeles, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego

Daniel, Event Lifeguard and Surfventure Seeker

San Diego

Over the past year, I’ve gained valuable experience as a lifeguard, honing my skills and ensuring the safety of swimmers in various private events. My intention in guarding has always been to provide a sense of security and peace of mind for all attendees, creating a worry-free environment where they can fully enjoy their time in the water. What I love most about lifeguarding private events is the intimate and personalized nature of the gatherings.

Serving: 92127 10 miles radius

Daniele Casciano, Event Lifeguard

Carlsbad, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Long Beach, San Diego

Daniele Casciano is a dedicated lifeguard with two years of experience ensuring the safety of swimmers at the Santaluz Private Club. With a strong background in water safety and rescue techniques, Daniele is certified in CPR and first aid, making him well-equipped to handle any emergencies that may arise. His commitment to vigilance and preventive measures has contributed significantly to maintaining a secure environment for the club’s members and guests. Daniele is also known for his friendly and approachable manner, making him a favorite among the club’s younger members. Outside of his lifeguard duties, Daniele actively engages in further training and certification to enhance his skills and effectiveness in his role.

Serving: Carlsbad, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Long Beach, San Diego

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.

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. 🙂

Jaxon Martin, Event Lifeguard

Anaheim, Carlsbad, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Long Beach, San Diego

I’m Jaxon, a lifeguard with two years of experience. I’m dedicated to ensuring everyone’s safety and enjoyment in the water. I’m passionate about surfing, swimming, and all things water-related!

Serving: Anaheim, Carlsbad, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Long Beach, San Diego

Kara Tangenberg, Event Lifeguard

Anaheim, Carlsbad, Long Beach, San Diego, Yorba Linda

Hi! I am Kara Tangenberg, and I have been lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons for some time now, and I am very passionate about water safety and I love working with kids! I am currently studying electrical engineering, and I love singing and adventuring.

Serving: Anaheim, Carlsbad, Long Beach, San Diego, Yorba Linda

Khelia Concepcion, Event Lifeguard, Music, Film, Dance, and Culture gal

Los Angeles Co, Ventura Co/Santa Barbara CA, Orange County CA, San Diego, CA

Hello! My name is Khelia and I love taking care of people of all ages while providing a safe environment for everyone! 

Serving: Los Angeles Co, Ventura Co/Santa Barbara CA, Orange County CA, San Diego, CA

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


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

Lillie Alvarez, Event Lifeguard

Carlsbad, Riverside, San Diego

I love swimming and working out! Current max squat is 345 lbs 😀

Serving: Carlsbad, Riverside, San Diego

Liz, Event Lifeguard, Yogi and Ramen Burrito Enthusiast

Los Angeles

Hi, I’m Liz! I’ve been lifeguarding since November of 2020 and am entering my second summer season. I am experienced in guarding people of all ages along with crowded pools year round. My intentions are to provide a safe, fun, and comfortable experience for both the guests and host. I will be attending UCLA in the fall and plan to continue guarding in the West Los Angeles area. I love to travel and meet new people.

Serving during Summer: San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, La Mesa

Serving during Fall, Winter, and Spring: Westwood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air

Lizzy, Event Lifeguard, Traveler and Foodie

Los Angeles Co, San Diego, CA

Hi, I am Lizzy, and I have been lifeguarding for over 2 and a half years. I have experience guarding a crowded, tourist attraction pool with a lot of young swimmers along with my school facilities up at UCLA. My intention in guarding is always to provide a safe and comfortable experience for both the parents and swimmers through communication and years of experience and training.

Serving: Los Angeles Co, San Diego, CA

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.


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, Carlsbad

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: Carlsbad, San Diego

Shea Brandau, Event Lifeguard, Beach Addict and Free Diver

Carlsbad, San Diego, Yorba Linda

Living in coast-adjacent states including New York, Massachusetts, Florida, and now California means I’ve spent my whole life swimming and being around water. From a young age I was a competitive swimmer, then certified free diver, and now I work as a swim instructor and lifeguard to provide safe and fun experiences for those trying to enjoy the water like I have! I’ve worked at lakes and pools for the past 3 summers and loved every second of it. Seeing people have worry-free fun is so rewarding and provides memorable experiences for both myself and the clients!

Serving: Carlsbad, San Diego, Yorba Linda

Sydney Helms, Event Lifeguard and Water Polo Goddess

San Diego

I am excited to allow patrons to be able to enjoy the water in a safe environment. I have been a lifeguard for a year now. I started out as a lifeguard at a waterpark and I am happy to continue my experience through private guarding. I love lifeguarding because I get to ensure the safety of those doing what I love: being in the water! I participate in many water activities including water polo, surfing, and diving.

Serving: La Mesa, Spring Valley, Chula Vista, Lakeside

Tammy Siu, Event Lifeguard, Rock Climber, Marathoner, Beach Lover, and IT Consultant

San Diego

Aloha, my name is Tammy. As a lifeguard, you can trust that I will be at my 100% when I am with my clients because your safety is my #1 priority. As an athlete and parent of two young boys, I have first-hand knowledge of and understanding of how to keep the youngsters and adults safe while having a blast. With over 10 years of training in rock climbing, safety rescue, swimming and marathon training, I bring with me strength, tenacity, passion and fun to lifeguarding. Hope to meet you soon!

Serving: San Diego, Rancho Penasquitos, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Mountain, 4S Ranch, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernado

Xerxes Carmen, Event Lifeguard, and Car Enthusiast

Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura Orange County, Simi Valley, Moor Park

Hey I’m Xerxes! I’m an auto mechanic/ lifeguard (as you probably might’ve guessed) and I’ve lived in Los Angeles my whole life. I chose this career because of my interest in the medical field, and swimming of course. Swimming in the ocean has been my favorite weekend activity for quite some time, so I’ve been gaining experience as a lifeguard so that eventually I can patrol the California coast.

Serving: Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura Orange County, Simi Valley, Moor Park

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