Merritt Island Swim School

Welcome to Merritt Island Swim School ®, featuring ISR Self-Rescue TM Swimming Lessons and Learn to Swim Programs with Certified ISR Master Instructor, Ginger Blackman. ISR is the most comprehensive swimming and drowning prevention program in the world, teaching aquatic independence and problem solving through highly effective, specialized survival swimming lessons for infants and children ages 6 months to 6 years old.

All Lessons are taught one-on-one with a skilled instructor and are individualized to maximize the success of each student and provide the most positive lesson experience possible.

Empower your child with Aquatic Independence, providing them with a solid foundation for a lifetime of safety and fun in the water!

The focus of lessons at MI Swim School is Aquatic Independence and Water Safety.

The Merritt Island Swim School philosophy fundamentally differs from most other swim programs. These lessons are not simply a water acclimation program. Students at MI Swim School will learn to be self-reliant in the water by learning to swim, rotate into a backfloat position to rest and breathe and other problem-solving skills to keep themselves safer in and around the water. Click here to learn more about the benefits of Survival Swimming Lessons for your child in comparison to other types of programs!

Our underlying philosophy is to match confidence with competence and help children become safer in and around the water. The goal for our students is Aquatic Independence and Self-Reliance skills. We want our students to learn to swim and have fun in the water AND have the basic skills to survive an aquatic emergency. In other words, we want them to become aquatic problem solvers.

Learn More About Lessons at MI Swim School

Please browse the website and complete the Contact Form for further information and to schedule lessons. We look forward to working with you and your family soon!

Ginger Blackman of MI Swim School is also an ISR Instructor Trainer. Becoming an ISR Instructor is a rewarding way to help your community by providing state-of-the-art swimming lessons to infants and young children as well as an amazing business opportunity. Contact me for details and visit the ISR Career website at

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There is no substitute for constant supervision around water, regardless of swimming ability. Please watch your children constantly around water!