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Get all your questions answered before you hire a lifeguard 

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Hiring a lifeguard  

All Lifeguards Include

  • Whistle

  • Standard uniform (Cooksey's shirt with blue shorts)

  • Lifeguard rescue tube

  • Fanny pack with resusitation mask & gloves

  • Emergency kit with gauze, bandaids, antispeptic, etc. 

  • One million dollar insurance policy while lifeguard on duty and host adopting insurance standards and procedures

  • Certifications in CPR/AED, lifeguard, and first aid through Red Cross

We have highly qualified lifeguards for hire who are the best at what they do. We send out lifeguards throughout Southern California. Our private, in-home lifeguards for hire will give you the peace of mind knowing that everyone in the pool is being properly supervised.  Our lifeguards enforce the rules and keep the kids out of trouble. You and your guests can enjoy the party without having to worry if someone is watching the kids or not, because that is what your lifeguard is for.  Getting a lifeguard for hire for your pool parties can be stressful but we are here to help you out. We have you covered so take the worrying out of any party and get the best lifeguards for hire in California.

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All of our lifeguards for hire are trained in Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, and First Aid for the professional rescuer.  We don’t just make sure our lifeguards for hire have their certs up to date, we also run our lifeguards through a weekly training to make sure that our they are ready to act when any situation arises.  We are the only lifeguard for hire company that trains their own lifeguards and constantly continues to run them through training even after they are certified.  Most companies let their lifeguards for hire sit at one side of the pool without ever leaving that position, but we make sure your lifeguard for hire stays alert by making them change their position every thirty minutes. They also must keep a 13-15 second scan of the pool. This is just a couple of ways our lifeguards for hire don’t become complacent when watching your loved ones in the pool.  Every 15-30 minutes our lifeguards must walk around the pool scanning the whole time. Our lifeguard for hire also must find a different position after their walk around the pool.  This keeps our lifeguards alert and focused the whole time they are watching the water. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lifeguard



How many lifeguards do I need?

Our ratio is 1 lifeguard per 15 people in the pool at one time. If you are having a party with 15+ potential swimmers we suggest 2 lifeguards, and so forth.  This ratio includes any age and swimmer ability. This ratio includes anyone touching the swimming pool, not just children or weak swimmers. This lifeguard to swimmer ratio must be enforced at all times throughout your event in order for our liability to cover any accidents that may arise. 


How can I book a lifeguard for hire?

You can book a lifeguard three ways! You can call 818-475-7939 or go to the buy now page


What certifications do Cooksey's lifeguards hold?

All of our lifeguards are certified through the Red Cross. Certifications include Lifeguarding, CPR /AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid for the First Responder. Cooksey's ensures that lifeguards keep up on their skills throughout the summer, and we test all potential lifeguards in depth before hiring them.   


When do I pay?

There are two ways to book your lifeguard for hire, you can pay online at our shop page or over the phone. By paying online, you pay the entire amount of the lifeguard before the party. To pay over the phone you will need to leave a deposit of half of the total in order to book and confirm your lifeguard. In both cases, the deposit (which is half of the total) is non-refundable and non-transferable. This means if you need to cancel or move your party, we keep the deposit. 


Can I request a certain lifeguard?

You can request a specific lifeguard and we will try our best to get that lifeguard for your event or pool party. Our ability to schedule the lifeguard that you have requested depends on whether or not they are able to work that day and whether or not they are already scheduled somewhere else. Because of this we suggest that you request your wanted lifeguard with as much advance as possible. You can call the week of your party to check and see if the lifeguard you requested has been scheduled. 


Will I know which lifeguard will be coming to my event or pool party?

Yes, you can always call the Wednesday before your event to know the name of you lifeguard. 


Where do you get the lifeguards from?

All of our lifeguards work at one of our many contracted, full-time locations. This allows us to be able to keep track of if the lifeguard's skills, characteristics, work ethic, etc. This ensures that we send out the best possible lifeguards to your private party 


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No more worrying about whether or not your guests are safe to swim during your pool party this summer. No more stressing out about whether or not your pool is safe. With Cooksey's lifeguards you will have time to relax at your party and focus on other things. We have everything you need to throw a great pool party! Our lifeguard for hire service is a one-of-a-kind experience that is an absolute necessity for any size pool party or event. We hand-pick all of our lifeguards for hire after an intense training and hiring academy, so that once they lifeguard they are ready to keep your party safe. See all of the great accessories our lifeguards for hire come with below. Trust us, after you hire one of our lifeguards for hire, you will never dream of throwing a party without inviting Cooksey's Lifeguard and Swim, LLC.

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