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.

Summer Registration Dates:
Platinum Members: May 8th - in person only!
Basic Members: May 15th - online registration for all members opens
Non-Members: May 22nd
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Lifeguard Classes - Blended Learning

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 the pre-requisite swim test will not be provided with a refund. Participants are also required to attend all days and all hours of class to be eligible for certification.

Course Pre-Requisites:

The swim test will be held on the first day of class one hour prior to the start time.
• Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. 100 yards must be front crawl, 100 yards must be breaststroke and 100 yards can be either front crawl or breaststroke.
• Swim 20 yards with head above water, surface dive to a depth of 7-12 feet to retrieve a diving brick, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point carrying the brick with both hands. This must be completed in one minute 40 seconds.
• Tread water for two minutes using only legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits or above the water.

This course is taught in the blended learning format. Participants will be expected to complete the online training portion of the class prior to the first day of class.

Course dates & times for 2018:
September 17th-21st 4:00-8:00 p.m.
December 26th-29th 9:00-1:00 p.m.

Course fee: Member $185/Non-member $225

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Water Safety Instructor Blended 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:

2018 dates TBD

Cost: $200 members, $225 Non-members