Private Event Lifeguard
for Hire Service

Happy Swimmers mobile private lifeguard services brings pool safety to you for children’s pool parties, private events, film shoots and corporate parties nationwide! We have been providing lifeguards for hire to communities nationwide for over 30 years. We wrote the book on event lifeguard over 30 years ago when no one else thought it was important.

Why is it so important to have a lifeguard on duty during your event? The biggest reason is that parents are preoccupied. It can take a little over 30 seconds for someone to drown. If a parent looks away for a minute to talk to another parent, this could mean life or death. We have seen this situation hundreds of times! Even when parents think they are watching, lifeguards need to jump in. We get it, people have multiple kids or just get carried away. This is why hiring our private lifeguard services for your pool party is crucial. It does not matter if 5 kids are swimming or 30.

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Hiring our private lifeguard services for your event mean that there are always a pair of eyes on your pool.

Lifeguards also train to sudden illnesses such as strokes, diabetic emergencies, seizures and heart attacks. So no matter what may happen at your party, lifeguards are trained. These things are unavoidable, so it is always good to have someone certified there in case it happens.

Our lifeguards are proactive, so they will stop a potentially dangerous situation before it happens. Having someone that is proactive at your event is important. Not having to deal with any emergencies is what we aim for. This is why our lifeguards enforce all important rules and keep an eye on everyone at all times.

We serve California, New York, Texas, Arizona, Philadelphia, DC, Virginia, Florida, Georgia and growing! Our goal is to be able to provide every event with a pool our private lifeguard services. Fast track to our mobile bookings now! 

Lifeguard for hire services allow you the peace of mind you need for your pool party! 

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Happy Swimmers Private Lifeguard Service For Your Backyard Pool Party

Lifeguard for hire service testimonial.  We had a Happy Swimmers lifeguard at my son’s 6th birthday party, Matt. He showed up on time, was incredibly friendly and amazing at his job. About 2 hours into the party the pool was packed with kids. I was talking to a friend when suddenly I saw Matt jump up from his chair, run to the far side of the pool and pull my 2-year-old daughter from underwater. He saved her life. None of us saw what happened and my daughter got lost in the crowd. I cannot recommend this company enough and will be using them again at every pool party we have.–James R.


Watch this video to see how quickly someone can go under without noticing, and how lifesaving skills come in handy for miracles!


Happy Swimmers lifeguards began serving Southern California families 30 years ago, and have expanded to cover many major metropolitan areas nationwide including New York, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Philadelphia and more. With over 300 lifeguards on staff, know that we can serve your needs with our talented, and attentive lifeguard for hire team. We provide professional, fully-insured, highly experienced certified Lifeguards to supervise your pool party activity, keeping the kids safe, and giving you peace-of-mind. All of our staff are also current in CPR and First Aid certifications.

Why hire us over another lifeguard company or a freelancing lifeguard for a pool party?

We protect you with our insurance.  Some lifeguard for hire companies may carry general liability (slips and falls) but they don’t carry the more costly professional liability coverage.  If an accident happens no matter who’s at fault, you want insurance there.  Would you drive a car without insurance or go to a doctor who you found didn’t carry malpractice?  How safe would you feel?  We cover you and your event automatically as an additional insured, so you can enjoy the party.  Additionally, please know freelancer kids are completely uninsured. Who checks a lifeguard’s background and certification status-expired? Our staff is professionally checked for this. 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.  Every month, we get calls due to other flaking guards and companies. We work hard to make sure we have quality and dependable lifeguards to keep our pools safe.

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How much notice is needed for booking a lifeguard for hire?

Many times we can fill last-minute orders, yet to guarantee a specific date, 1 or more weeks notice is preferred. If booking between 25 and 72 hours/2-3 days notice (example booking on Wednesday, Thursday or early Friday for a Saturday party) we include a $30 rush fee for these orders. If booking with 24 hours or less, there is a $50 rush fee per lifeguard, with your guard assigned within 3 hours of your booking or a refund given (rarely needed). Use our online booking in any case as our full staff is then instantly notified.  Again, any lifeguard rush order needs the booking form completed first for fastest assignment.

How many lifeguards are needed?

Depending on the age group of the swimmers at the party, and the expected headcount, our client care team with lifeguards in our office can guide you on this. One lifeguard is usually sufficient for up to 20 swimmers of varying abilities.  If there are a lot of younger swimmers under age 4, we suggest the ratio be 1 lifeguard per 15.  Safety of the little ones is our key priority.

Do the lifeguards conduct entertainment activities?

Our lifeguards are all highly personable and intend to have the kids have a fun, safe experience in the pool. Their key job is watching the pool completely. If the lifeguard feels confident in the swimming skills of all the kids present, he or she can coordinate some relay races, sharks and minnows games, etc. but must maintain supervision from the deck for the safety of all. If you are hiring two or more lifeguards, more flexibility in duties could be arranged with prior approval from our office.

Cost: Find our lifeguard for hire prices on your metro page and the booking form. Pricing is on your metro’s web page accessed below and is auto-calculated for you on our booking form.

What if my event time longer than 3 hours?

No problem, just book this when you hire your lifeguard! If you booked for a certain amount of time and need the lifeguard to stay longer, just ask them and let your booking manager know. If you have a balance due at the end of the party you may pay it by revisiting our website to pay by credit card or call our office for our address to send a check.

What’s your refund policy for bad weather?

You can either reschedule or get a full refund with this condition: You have called/texted your lifeguard (or each lifeguard if a multiple guard event) at least 4 hours BEFORE your event begins and express you are canceling the lifeguard need due to bad weather.  You are free to reschedule rain days with no penalty as long as you let them know within 4 hours. However, if you cancel your lifeguard within 4 hours of the event or when the lifeguard already arrives, we must charge ( and they are paid) for a base 3-hour minimum shift plus any rush and/or excess travel fee previously agreed.

Love and blessings for a safe and fun event.
-From your team at Happy Swimmers

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