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Why Choose Swimming Safari Swim School?

Swimming Safari is the Industry Leader in Swim Instruction

in NE Florida! We offer complete Comprehensive lessons at our State of the Art
Indoor Facility. The small class sizes, allow our Swimming Specialists to use
Specialized Teaching Techniques. Chances are you probably already know someone
who has taken a Swimming Safari with us! We are well known & respected in
Jacksonville and super friendly.

A Leader in Swim Instruction in NE Florida

Swimming Safari is the Industry Leader in swimming
instruction in Northeast Florida. Our program has taught thousands of children
to swim and be safe. Swimming Safari is dedicated in making a difference in the
lives of children as well as adults, and their families.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Swimming Safari Swim Schools’ Comprehensive Curriculum with
15 different levels designed to meet the needs of every student. With in each
level we have included several milestones that each child will get to complete.
Every time a level is achieved, a child is rewarded. It starts from the very
littlest and progresses in small steps to the very best. We aim to have our
swimmers unsurpassed; that is why we teach, when they are ready, Olympian

Experienced Swim Instruction

Since 2004, Swimming Safari has taught throughout
Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. All our instructors are trained for over 30
hours in and out of the water, including written exams, in the pool exams and
have earned their American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Our instructors are all
experienced, affectionate and caring specialists who have the passion for
teaching swimming and helping to make sure our children are safe.

Small class size

We specialize in small group instruction (4:1 ratio), private
(1:1) and semi-private lessons (2:1). Keeping our classes small enables our
instructors to work individually with each child. Working in small classes
helps students to learn from each other.

Swimming is our ONLY business!

We demonstrate it every day by teaching a young child to
swim appropriately or a teenager about swimming safety and even an adult who
wants to make their time or technique a little better or just learn the basics.
We do it all! We understand swimming completely because that’s the only thing
we do! We are the “Specialists” in Swim Instruction.

Specialized Teaching Techniques

Whether it’s a 6-month-old baby, a 7 year-old who’s never
been near the water or a 3 year-old that loves jumping in already, Swimming
Safari has the tools and the methodology to work with them perfectly.

Toys, games and songs –This is how we teach, and the
children don’t even want to leave by the end.

Action & visible cues - We relate to children using
words and activities they love: Octopus stroke vs. “freestyle,” butterfly jumps
vs. “jump,” listen to the fish in the water vs. “right ear in water.”

Rewards – Surprises after each lesson as well as rewards for
success. When they have reached a certain level they are rewarded or if they
have had a particularly awesome day, they get a reward! We find encouragement
is much better than forcibly training a child to react with fear. If a child
learns from reassurance, in a positive atmosphere, they will develop a much
healthier respect and love for the water.

Who has swam with us?

Please ask others, they are the best resource to find a
program that is good. We have taught many of the neighborhood children in
Jacksonville, and are very proud of their accomplishments. Some include
children of Jaguar players, TV personalities, and Olympian Gold medalists.


Our customer service is second to none. We not only want to
keep your children safe, we want to strive to make your experience rich,
wonderful, and happy. What could be better than to learn to enjoy life with
your children in the beautiful water, whether it is in the lake, river, ocean
or a pool? We strive to know you and your child. Trust is important when
learning to swim. Over the years, we have developed many wonderful friendships!

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