Swim Lessons

Safari Island members receive first priority for swim lesson registration, as well as a discount. Registration will open to non-members beginning on the non-member registration date(s). Sign up as soon as possible as space is limited!

Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

Registration deadline for swim lessons is one week prior to the class start date. Registrations are NOT processed until payment is received.

Winter Registration Dates:
Platinum Members: December 26th
Basic Members: January 2nd
Non-Members: January 9th
Click Here For Winter Swim Lesson Schedule

Lifeguard Classes

This course trains participants in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants who do not pass pre-requisites will be not be provided with a refund.


Course Pre-Requisites:
• Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. 100 Yards must be Front Crawl, 100 yards must be breaststroke and 100 yards of either Front Crawl or Breaststroke
• Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breast stroke, or a combination of both but swimming on back or side is not allowed.
• Skill combination of swimming 20 yards with head above water, surface dive to a depth of 7 feet to retrieve a diving brick,swim back 20 yards carrying the brick with both hands in one minute 40 seconds.
• Participants must attend all days and times.
• Tread water for two minutes using only legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

Course dates & times for 2018 are TBD!


Water Safety Instructor Belnded Learning (WSI)

Description: Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Swim Lessons.

Age Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years of age before the final scheduled session (proof required).

Skill Prerequisites: Must demonstrate the following skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts. Level 4: 25 yards front crawl, 25 yards back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards side stroke, 15 yards butterfly, tread water for 1 minute, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.

Students must complete the online portion of the course as well as participating in the Classroom, Water Skills Sessions. Once registered, information for accessing the online course will be emailed to the student.  

There is an additional fee of $35 paid directly to the Red Cross for the online training.

Click links below to register for the course:

Option #1:
Dates and Times: Thursday, October 19th - Sunday, October 22nd (check out registration link for specific times)

Option #2
Dates and Times: Friday, November 3rd-Sunday, November 5th AND Saturday November 11th-Sunday, November 12th

Option #3:
Date and Times: Friday, December 8th-Sunday, December 10th (check out register link for specific times) 

Cost: $200 members, $225 Non-members


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