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Survival Swim School Websites

National Organizations

These organizations have instructors all over the USA. You can use their websites to locate an instructor near you:

ISR: Infantswim.com (Use their search tool to find an instructor near you) (Also offers training to become a survival swim instructor)

Infant Aquatics: Infantaquatics.com (Use their search tool to find an instructor near you) (Also offers training to become a survival swim instructor)

Swim Life: https://www.myswimlife.com/ Florida, Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Italy, Japan, Africa (Also offers training to become a survival swim instructor)

Survival Swim Development Network: https://www.survivalswim.net/ We are a non-profit organization run by a board of directors. We have instructors all over the US. Please use the search tool on our website to find an instructor near them. We advocate for survival swimming with a gentle, child-centered approach. We also offer instructor training.

PediaSwim http://pediaswim.com/certified-pediaswim-instructors/ (Also offers training to become a survival swim instructor)

Search for a Nearby Survival Swim School Here

This is a list of individual and independent instructors around the US. This list is not exhaustive and we make every effort to keep it up to date. Instructors, if you would like your swim school included in the list, please fill out the form below this list. You can also use the form to report errors or to have your school deleted from the list.

AlabamaHuntsvilleChristie HambyISR Bama Swimmers LLC
AlabamaPrattville and MontgomeryJeffrey NicholsSwimprep, LLC
ArkansasBryantRebeka Suskey -Bryant Swim LifeMy Swim Life
ArkansasFayetteville Bentonville Springdale and RogersLibby McFarlandLittle Squirts AquaticsServing NW Arkansas with three certified Infant Aquatics instructors
ArkansasHot SpringsMittie OwensEmail:
ArkansasLittle RockHeidi Wallace Leftwichlittledipperswim.com
ArkansasSpringdale, Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville and all North West Arkansas.Gabi Stewart shrimplythebestinfantaquatics@gmail.com
ArkansasParagouldMallory SmothersEmail:
We teach 6 months to 8 years old and teach the swim float swim method. We teach the back to float method for infants and toddlers. This is our second season in the water, excited for more to come!
ArizonaSahuaritaBrandie LoweISR Saharita
CaliforniaAcampoJulie SchiessEmail: julie_schiess@yahoo.com

Instagram: @watersafeswim
CaliforniaEscalonKacey Chearyemail: Kaceycheary@gmail.com

Instagram: @kace_ball
CaliforniaLodiJulie SchiessEmail:

Instagram: @watersafeswim209
CaliforniaLodiKaryn Bussmanemail: thinkhealthyfit@gmail.com

Instagram: @watersafeswim209
CaliforniaMoradaTiffany Albrittonemail: talbritton22@gmail.com

Instagram: @watersafeswim_morada
CaliforniaMorgan HillKristina AndrewsKourtneyskause.org
CaliforniaVenturaKim O'BrineSurvival Swim With Kim Infant Aquatics
ColoradoAultKayla DorwartNOCO InfantswimI provide lessons to families in the Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado areas.
ColoradoLittletonRylee ChamblessFrontrange ISR
ColoradoLongmontJudy HeumannSwim Float Swim
ColoradoWindsorErika WilsonSea Star ISR
ConnecticutThroughout the StateDena Blum-RothmanInfant Aquatics CT
DelawareCamden, Wyoming/DoverLaura BashistaSwimsprout.comCentral Delaware-based swim instructor specializing in infant and child lessons. Lessons are focused on teaching students the necessary skills to survive an aquatic accident with confidence while building a foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment of water.
EnglandEmma AspinallInfant Swim Survival UK
FloridaBradentonhttps://www.facebook.com/SwimFloatSchoolPediatric Survival Swim
FloridaBrandonKatja BoroschKinder Swim
FloridaBrandonLori DoweFlorida Aquatics
FloridaBrevard CountyGinger BlackmanSwim Safe NowWe have 16 Certified Swim Safe Now Instructors serving Brevard County
FloridaBrooksvilleMari TrevertonTiny Fins Aquatics AcademyIndoor facility with heated pool- no weather cancellations and year round lessons
FloridaDeBaryKelly Wigginsmyswimlife.com
FloridaDeltona and Orange CityBecky PuhlSwim With Becky And Friends, LLCWe are community educators on drowning prevention and water safety. Miss Becky is Level 1 Certified with Swim Angelfish Adaptive Aquatics,with extensive experience with children with disabilities and all instructors teach aquatic survival lessons and are Red Cross WSI certified as well.
FloridaGulf BreezeMelissa & Chris OlsonBaby Sharks Infant Aquatics
FloridaJupiterJoan ArpeJupiter ISR30 years teaching 6 months -12 years survival swimming
ISR certified since 1993
FloridaMiamiYazmin AcocellaBorn2Swim
FloridaNew TampaEmma GrynbalMs. Emma's Swim and Survival Academy
FloridaNorth OrlandoGeoff DawsonThe Pool Safety ResourceTeaching infants 6 months to 6 years to be self reliant in the pool for 20 years. I teach in my in ground home pool I have experience with special needs.
FloridaNorth Palm BeachStacy Van SantenInfant Swimming Resource
FloridaOrlando and Surrounding AreasTina BaronLittle Otters Swim AcademySurvival swimming lessons (ages 6mos-10 yrs), including basic strokes for children that have mastered the basics and are developmentally ready.
FloridaOrlandoTiny TurtlesTiny Turtles Swim SchoolAlso offers training to become Survival Swim instructor
FloridaOrmond BeachCarly CaldwellAqua Journey Swim SchoolWe are an indoor, year-round swim school. Our survival specialists teach infant survival and swim float swim lessons to all ages, 6 months and up. We also offer beginner to advanced stroke & adult private lessons.
FloridaPanama CityRebecca SchreyerMighty Minnows Swim School
FloridaPlant CityJennifer StinsonWatchMeSwim.com
FloridaRiverview, Lakeland, Lithia, WestmontKari BahourWatch Me SwimWatch Me Swim is a nationally recognized high-quality, survival swim school for infants and young children and provides comprehensive instructor training program. We currently have instructors in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
FloridaRiverviewAngela TirpakLittle Shark Swim School
FloridaSt. CloudRebecca BondSafety First PediaAquatics
FloridaSorrentoIlene WillitsFloat First Aquatics
FloridaTampaRachel ProhaskaSurvival Swim for Littles
FloridaTampaTamara SimsEmail: simssurvivalswim@gmail.comI teach the swim float swim sequence to children 18 months thru 6 years. I teach a roll to float for infants 6 months thru 18 months.
FloridaVeniceAndrea BrookerISR Venice
FloridaRiverviewKari BahourWatch Me Swim, LLCWatch Me Swim is a nationally recognized high-quality, survival swim school for infants and young children and provides comprehensive instructor training program. We currently have instructors in Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
FloridaSt. PetersburgChloe HubbardHubbard Survival Swim SchoolWe offer safe, customized survival swim lessons to infants and toddlers 6m-6yo. We also offer lessons to special needs children to learn the same survival swim skills.
FloridaWeeki WacheeDana FolandISR Weeki Wachee
FloridaWesley ChapelHannah RaySurvival Swim Rays
FloridaWinter HavenDenise Waggoner nenesswimbabies@gmail.comFacebook Group: NeNe's Swim Babies
FloridaWinter SpringsMeghan SanzSeahorse Swim School
GeorgiaCarrolltonLeanna Joy PetersLittle Otters Survival Swim
GeorgiaCummingNadye Siegel BrownSwimkids of GeorgiaNot only do we teach self-rescue,(swim/float/swim) we also have continuing aquatic education, as well as a water introduction class for infants 4 mos and to walking. We also teach adults to swim.
IndianaBloomingtonShelby Anderson GilLittle Gills Swim
IndianaCromwellKari ShepardShepard Swim School
IndianaMartinvilleSharil GriesemerLifeguard Your Littles
KansasRose HillSarah LoganEmail: loganswimschool@gmail.com
LouisianaBossier CityLaura RamirezMy Swim LifeSurvival Swimming
Stroke Development
IndianaMishawakaMarci HarmonLittle Fins SwimWe currently have 2 instructors and have experience teaching children with autism, ADHD, and Down syndrome.
JapanOkinawaSandra BluaMy Swim LifeWe serve our Military community here and have a few Japanese children swim. Being added this way help our community here find us when applying for scholarships.
KansasSalinaEmily Komarek emily.komarek@infantswim.com
LouisianaBaton RougeLauren WiltISR Baton Rouge
LouisianaGonzalesHeather RodrigueSurvival Swim of Ascension
MarylandMontgomery CountyBonnie AlcidBritish Swim School
MassachusettsMaynardLauren CampionChampion Infant Aquatics
MarylandHollywoodSusanne MalebrancheSOMD ISR
MichiganJonesAbby PetersonGreat Lakes Swim Academy
MichiganMancelonaJennifer Spiresemail: spiressurvivalswim@gmail.com
MississippiNesbitJessica BrownEmail:
NebraskaLincolnJodi SheetsInfantswimamerica.orgAlso offers training to become a sruvival swim instructor
New MexicoAlbuquerqueJulia WhittenInstagram: @swimwithjulia
New YorkCortlandt ManorPam Kolber-ZiccaJust Add Water and SeimThis is a traditional swim instruction school, but supports the mission of JBP.
New YorkPort Jefferson StationKristine McCarrenSeal Team Survival SwimDoctor of Physical Therapy, incorporates aquatic therapy principles into survival swim for children of all developmental abilities
North CarolinaHigh PointDarlene HaskinsInfant Swimming Resource with Darlene
North CarolinaHubertKristina HunterEmail:
North CarolinaTriad AreaDarlene HaskinsDmhaskins.infantswim.com
North CarolinaFayettevilleEve MoralesIsr Fayetteville
North CarolinaFuquay VarinaKrystle RoseEmail:
North CarolinaJacksonvilleHannah StraitSwim Life With Hannah
North CarolinaJacksonvilleTori MaarSwim Life with Tori
North CarolinaSouthern PinesSarah FreyISR of the Pines
OhioCanal WinchesterLisa WynkoopMid-Ohio ISR
OhioDaytonShella McCarrierGemcityswim
OhioTroyMegan Bakermbaquatics
OklahomaOklahoma CityMegan BachmanOklahoma Swim Academy
OklahomaStillwaterCadlyn Dayemail: cowboyswimacademy@gmail.comCSA is a PediaSwim certified swim school offering classes with 3 certified instructors. We specialize in survival swim training for students 6 & under and offer stroke development for children 7+.
OklahomaYukonTami KellarJump Infant AquaticsCertified survival swim instructor that can also teach stroke development. I can also prepare your child for future lifeguard classes and I teach Red Cross lifeguard and lifeguard instructor classes. As a former competitive swimmer, I can also write workouts and do triathlon prep. I have 30+ years of teaching experience. Lastly, I can also teach CPR, First Aid, AED, etc.
PennsylvaniaPlainsLisa JohnsonAvano Infant AquaticsAlso serves Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
South CarolinaEdgefieldTeresa HrabEmail:
Survival swim lessons 6mth- 6 years

Website - Facebook Carolina Kids Aquatics, LLC Survival Swim

Instagram - carolina_kids_aquatics
South CarolinaSummerville/HanahanClint AverySink or Swim School
South CarolinaWest ColumbiaShannon O’LearLittle Logger Heads Swim School
TennesseeBristolBristol YMCABristol YMCAAlso offers training to become survival swim instructor
TennesseeCookevilleEmma BucklerUpper Cumberland ISRI teach Infant Swimming Resource self rescue skills for ages 6 months - 6 years. I also teach stroke lessons for students 7+
TennesseeMaryvilleDenise WaggonerEmail:
FB group: NeNe's Swim Babies
TennesseeMemphisTracy BeamishSwim Float School
TennesseeNashvilleKennette PylesEmail:
Ryan Pyles Aquatic Foundation was created to help prevent pediatric drowning. Non profit in memory of Ryan Pyles
TennesseeNashvilleLisa KingInstagram: LisaSwimISR
TexasAllenJanelle Hyde-WilliamsSwimming Littles
TexasArgyleShannon FlaniganHappy Feet Infant Aquatics
TexasAustinKristen TurkInfantaquatics.com
TexasAustin, NorthVenessa Trebatoski512 SwimPrivate Survival Swim Lessons (6 months+)

Private Adaptive Aquatic Lessons (for children with ASD and other sensory processing disorders)

Private Stroke Development Lessons (4 years+)
TexasBryanAngela BrownH2O Survival Swim SchoolI Have been a Physical Therapist for 27 years. I can manage a variety of special needs. I am also a rescue diver/dive Master.
TexasBryan/College StationShellie StasneySurvivalswimschool-bv.comAlso offers training to become a survival swim instructor
TexasCollege StationMegan BobSwim Float Thrive BCSAutism Swim certified
TexasColleyvilleDesiree WhismanSwim4Life DFW
TexasConroeShawna CampbellManta Swim Academy
TexasConroeSonali ShenoyRoll to Float, LLC
TexasConroeBonnie CannonLifesaver Survival Swim
TexasConroe, WoodlandsBonnie CannonLife Saver Survival Swim
TexasCorpus ChristiAmy BordenSurvival Swim Corpus ChristiWe teach survival swim with a gentle approach. Lessons are tailored to each individual student for their specific needs. We also offer stroke development once a child is proficient in their survival swim skills.
TexasCorpus ChristiMonika ValenciaEmail: monika@infantandtotssurvivalswim.com
TexasCypressLucy GoodbrandSelf Rescue Swim School
TexasCypressJennifer O'BrianWater Babies Survival Swim
TexasCypress, SpringAshley YatesBritish Swim School - Cypress/SpringInfant - adult, including special abilities
TexasDallasCassie Payneisrforney.com
TexasDallasRosalyna Tothtkmtkb@me.comI was a former Synchronized Swimmer ( Mexican Team). I teach survival classes during the summer.
TexasDallasSarah CogliandroDallas Infant Aquatics
TexasDaytonSarah PargacEmail:
TexasDecaturKim EmorySwimandsmiletx.com
TexasFlower Mound/CoppellDebbie ShelsteadISR with Debbie
TexasFt. WorthKona MorrenFlip, Kick, Swim Academy
TexasHoustonJamie CorbettFloat-first.com
TexasHoustonRachel Crowder rachel@wavemakeracademy.com
TexasCypressJennifer O'BrianWater Babies Survival Swim
TexasHuffmanShawnee BinghamShawnee H2oa Float
TexasHumbleAnneliza Van der SchyffISR Houston
TexasKatyAmelia TrevinoAT Private SwimSurvival swim, stroke development, water safety
TexasKatyKathleen McMordieTexas Swim Academy
TexasKellerJennifer HemenwayEmail:
TexasLa PorteThe LittlejohnsIsrlaporte.com
TexasLibertyJamie Corbettemail: jamie@float-first.com
TexasLiberty HillMadison MarchegianoColt’s Legacy Infant Aquatics®️
TexasLubbockKristin ProctorISR LubbockAdditional instructors include: There are several more ISR Instructors in Lubbock that we would love to have included 🙂 Tye Basquez, Tori Welch & Julia McDonald are all ISR Instructors in Lubbock. We all fall under the same website.
TexasMagnoliaAshley Rae Knight therae.swim@gmail.com
TexasMagnoliaJulie ThomasEmail:
I am trained to do survival and stroke development from ages 6 months to 100 yrs old.
TexasMontgomeryChristina RoskeyLife Saver Survival SwimI teach in Montgomery and surrounding areas
TexasNW Houston/TomballBonnie CannonLifesaversurvivalswim.com
TexasPearlandDana Van HorrickSwim Spot PearlandI am a certified survival swim instructor through Survival Swim Development Network. I offer survival lessons for infants and children.
TexasProsperCarla HaneySwim Smart SchoolI work with all ages including infants through adults. Infants are taught a survival back float and toddlers/preschoolers are taught a swim-float-swim. I also work with those with special abilities including autism spectrums and those with mobility limitations including paralysis.
TexasRichmondNicole WhetzelRichmond ISR
TexasSplendoraTessa AyersEmail: ksa.survivalswim@gmail.com
TexasTomballCassie GarnerFast Track SwimmingIn addition to our standard swim lessons, for ages 6 months to 4 years we start with survival swimming so the kids can learn to flip on their back and kick to the edge.
TexasTomballYaya (Elizabeth) EddsFast Track SwimmingI have a deep passion for drowning prevention and doing what I can to teach infants to self survive as 1 layer of protection. I teach breath control, floating on back, rolling from belly to back and other progressive skills. Their learning does not stop, as they continue to progress into graduated swim skills. I Teach ages 6 months to 3 year olds. All kids are welcome. The lessons are a fun mixture of play and learning so as to keep their interest and attention. Play is also used as a distraction from parent separation during the early days. We build trust and rapport quickly which calms and enhances our learning environment.
TexasTylerKim UtleyIsrofeasttexas.com
TexasWaxahachie/MidlothianJennifer PetersenSee Baby Swim ISR
TexasWoodlandsBonnie CannonLifesaver Survival SwimSurvival swim lessons for ages 6months to 8 years of age!
United StatesNationwideFloat for LifeFloat For LifeWe also offer instructor training.
United StatesNationwiadeKari BahourWatch Me SwimWatch Me Swim is a NATIONAL self-rescue swim program AND provides Self-Rescue Swim Instructor TRAINING nationwide.
United StatesNationwideSurvival Swim Development NetworkSurvival Swim NetworkPlease use search tool on website to find instructor near you.
UtahSalt Lake CityMelissa Leathamemail: leatham.mel@gmail.com

Instagram: @watersafeswim_utah
VirginiaAlexandria, Washington DCAna VasquezSwim Life
VirginiaFairfax CountyBonnie AlcidBritish Swim School
VirginiaFredericksburgTaylor PohankaOtter-ly Safe Infant Aquatics
VirginiaRichmondErin LoeweStarfish Infant AquaticsI train new instructors for Infant Aquatics as well!
WashingtonPascoSabrina EwanickMermazing ISR Tri-Cities
WashingtonSeattleCassidy BrownSafe Aquatics ISR