Cooksey's Lifeguard and Swim Academy

A fast-growing lifeguard firm based in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, and Ventura County areas. We began solely with back yard swim lessons and small parties, the very next summer we hit the ground running with our direct approach to proactive water safety and child development swim lessons. We now have multiple contracts with various pool facilities-taking care of everything from managing to swim lesson equipment- ensuring that the facility is running in tip top shapeHere at Cooksey's we believe that every child should have the exposure to swimming safely. We are excited to see the growth in the upcoming years, and spreading our knowledge to those that may not have had a chance to become water safe. 


Meet the Board

Samuel P. Cooksey

Founder and CEO

Samuel has been lifeguarding since 2005 and has helped run public pools, private pools, and water parks. He has taught over five hundred lifeguards during his career. Samuel continues to teach children and adults to swim and truly believes that everyone should have an opportunity learn tand be safe in any waters.


Samuel has written countless programs for many aquatic facilities that ensure staff and patron safety, and growth in new customers.  

Samuel graduated in the summer of 2011 for CSUB with a BS in Biology which he uses to continually improve on his lifeguarding practices, swim lessons, cross training, and water aerobic programs. He loves to help people stay fit, healthy and safe.

Rebecca Black


Rebecca has completed her BA and MA at San Jose State. She has her Administrative Credential from Azusa Pacific and went on to do 27 years of being an educator, high school teacher, staff developer and high school administrator.


She uses her experience in education by coming up with new ways for our lifeguards to teach swim lessons. She implements muscle memory techniques as well as everyday learning lessons. Depending on the child's mental level the instructor will go over certain skills such as the alhabet or counting. 

Perry Cooksey

VP Accounts

Perry is an Information Systems Analyst II for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was a Publications Coordinator, Video Production Tech., Graphic Artist and a Visual Arts Group Director. Perry has received his AA in Commercial Arts from Moorpark College, a BS in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, and a Masters in Informational Systems from University of Phoenix.  

Gary Cooksey

Marketing And Sales

Gary has been in Sales and Marketing for over thirty years. He has helped countless companies and people in Sales, Marketing and Image Consultant. Gary continues to be a great asset  as our  Sales and Marketing Director.

Hayley Church

Program Coordinator

“We would love to start working with you or your company today. Our team is eager to work with your busy schedule to help teach you or your child how to swim.  So what are you waiting for, Contact Us Now!" 


Samuel Cooksey, CEO Cooksey's Lifeguard Company Inc.

Hayley graduated from Caifornia State University Northridge with a Bachelors in Recreation and Tourism Management. She has been lifeguarding for over seven summers now. As a Cooksey's asset she works with our team directly to manage, train, and schedule for all events within the company.