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Merritt Island Swim School
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Jamie Hare
Jamie Hare
2019-01-18T13:01:39+0000
Ginger is the best! My daughter Julia who is 5 went to Ginger and swims with confidence and loves the water. My son Jordan will be attending his second year and she has been great with him as well! Hands down worth every penny for safety!
KMt Kmt
KMt Kmt
2019-01-11T18:50:38+0000
We loved working with Ginger last summer. We live around so much water and it was nice to know our son was taught the proper skills he would need if he ever fell in. We look forward to learning more skills this spring!
Jennifer Nasworthy
Jennifer Nasworthy
2019-01-04T12:10:50+0000
Ginger is the best. She really cares about the kids.
Karen Powers
Karen Powers
2018-12-29T18:08:39+0000
Ginger is very patient and good with the kids! She helped my daughter get over her uneasy feeling of floating. My son took to her so well and is a little master floater now! I feel much better about my kids being near the water with their survival skills and swimming they have learned.
Heather Force
Heather Force
2018-10-30T19:32:13+0000
I absolutely highly recommend Merritt Island Swim School!! Ginger is AMAZING at what she does and really understands and cares for each child she teaches. Water safety skills are so important and I am so glad she helped my 2.5yr old Mason learn survival water safety skills. Mason loved going and actually misses going to swim every day with Ginger. Definitely give her a try you won’t be disappointed 😊😊😊
Grace Hedleston
Grace Hedleston
2018-10-19T01:31:59+0000
I give Merritt Island swim school a 15 on a scale of 10! So thankful for Ginger, she is patient and loving with skills that are priceless. I highly recommend lessons with Ginger, you can’t put a price on your child’s safety. You will not be disappointed with the results.
Alison Carpenter
Alison Carpenter
2018-07-10T17:08:53+0000
Absolutely amazing! Mrs Ginger is without a doubt worth the 20-30 daily drive from our house! Our youngest started at 18 months with no swim experience and our oldest at age 4 with minimal prior swim lessons and now they are both proficient in self rescue after 7 plus weeks of weekday classes. Spend the money! You will not regret it!
Andrea Hoog
Andrea Hoog
2018-05-18T22:35:50+0000
Danielle Arrigo
Danielle Arrigo
2018-02-05T22:08:44+0000
My son has gone to Ginger for 3 consecutive years now. She is very professional and has great confidence in her skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for water safety courses for their children.
Sasha Harrell Tinkham
Sasha Harrell Tinkham
2018-01-24T18:02:05+0000
When we moved from Colorado to our rental home on the canal three years ago I was terrified about my daughter drowning - especially knowing it was the #1 cause of death for toddlers in Florida. She was just 2 years old and had no swimming experience other than being in the pool with mom and dad a couple times. Thankfully I found Ginger and got her signed up for lessons ASAP. After 4-5 weeks she was swimming underwater, floating and getting to the side of the pool unassisted. I'm not going to lie, ISR training is a substantial financial and time commitment (10 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 4-6 weeks), but you can't put a price on giving your precious children the tools they need to save themselves from drowning. The girl swims like a fish now, and my 1-year-old is well on his way after completing lessons last Fall. If anyone has questions about ISR training, I'm happy to share our experience. I can't say enough good things!
Olivia Gregg
Olivia Gregg
2018-01-23T20:07:41+0000
The absolute best! She is so great with kids and has patience of an angel
Kimberly Bohne
Kimberly Bohne
2017-09-29T18:18:45+0000
Becky Newman
Becky Newman
2017-08-24T17:02:21+0000
Ginger is beyond awesome! Presley may have scratched her up a bit on her first day, but now she's asking to go to Ginger's to swim! I can't say enough wonderful things about her swim school �
Stephanie Berger Mosedale
Stephanie Berger Mosedale
2017-08-15T00:15:17+0000
I cannot tell you how impressed I am with Ginger's teaching. She's cool, calm and collected at all times- unwavering even if a kid is screaming at the top of their lungs! She's made a little fishy out of our daughter and we're only at the beginning of our third week! A true talented professional!
Michelle Cholewa Treffinger
Michelle Cholewa Treffinger
2017-07-10T01:02:15+0000
Taught my baby how to swim in a matter of weeks. It has been almost 6 years! Love Ginger!!
Linda Shinpaugh
Linda Shinpaugh
2017-07-08T21:01:22+0000
Ginger is amazing. About 6 months after the program, my daughter fell in the pool and saved herself. She was about 20 months old and fell in the deep end. She kicked her way to the top, tucked her chin and rolled over. I grabbed her arm as she rolled over. I barely got wet. I am forever grateful to Ginger, MI Swim School, and ISR.
Davin Todd Erickson
Davin Todd Erickson
2017-07-08T13:43:28+0000
Ginger and the Merrit Island Swim School is by far the best. Our son has been taught life saving skills and has changed his life and saved his life as well. He is a very confident person now and we are so grateful and blessed to have had Ginger apart of Mason's life. He still talks about her to this day that he misses her. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for what you do and what you have done for our son.
Andrea Tani Solano
Andrea Tani Solano
2017-07-08T12:11:26+0000
Jessica May
Jessica May
2017-07-07T21:08:06+0000
Nicole Meade
Nicole Meade
2017-07-07T12:40:59+0000
Ginger is one of the top in her profession. She is a Master Instructor with ISR and part of the leadership within the organization. Who better to teach your children the skills they need to be safe in and around the water.
Roxana Badeaux-Giel
Roxana Badeaux-Giel
2017-07-07T02:53:56+0000
Mrs Ginger is the best! No doubt about it! She teaches life saving skills that are priceless! She is kind and patient. Thanks to Mrs Ginger my daughter loves the water.
Carmen Glasser
Carmen Glasser
2017-07-07T01:49:12+0000
Ginger had honed her skills and reached the level of master instructor. She can teach your child to save themselves should they reach a body of water alone. And she can train others to become ISR instructors as well. She is truly an expert in her field!
Meara Trine
Meara Trine
2017-07-07T01:13:57+0000
Both of my children took lessons with Ginger and it was the best experience! She was phenomenal 😊. My kids love to swim now because of her!
Trish Tippins Flammio
Trish Tippins Flammio
2017-07-07T00:46:24+0000
Ginger teaches life saving skills that are essential for every infant, especially in Florida. Our daughter is an awesome swimmer. Thank you!
Angelica DeLuccia Morrissey
Angelica DeLuccia Morrissey
2017-07-07T00:32:41+0000
Both of our boys went/go to Ginger and I can't say enough good things! She is so great with them and makes the boys and us feel so comfortable and at ease.
Andy Day
Andy Day
2017-07-06T23:17:17+0000
Krystal Mae
Krystal Mae
2017-07-06T20:48:57+0000
Ginger is wonderful! My daughter started ISR as a baby and now, at 5 years old, she dives to the bottom of the pool 10feet. I highly recommend Merritt Island Swim School. It was because of Ginger and "Swim Kitty" that Bianca loved going there and now swims like a fish. Bianca will still incorporate the skills she has learned from Ginger, even now, years later. 😊Best decision I ever made!
Amy C. Bolding
Amy C. Bolding
2017-07-06T20:40:55+0000
Both of my children went through Ginger's ISR program. It was stressful for me at first, but Ginger works so well with the kids and they got over their anxiety quickly... which means, I did too! The program works and both of my kids enjoy the water and I'm more comfortable knowing that they have this knowledge - something I grew up without having. I highly recommend Ginger and her swim school! She's reliable, flexible, understanding, reasonably priced for the quality of the program, funny and friendly. One of the best and worthwhile programs I enrolled my kids in!
Nathan Chester
Nathan Chester
2017-07-06T19:46:35+0000
Radelle Southern-Horton
Radelle Southern-Horton
2017-07-06T19:45:11+0000
Absolutely one of the best things you can ever give to your child.
Logan Schenck
Logan Schenck
2017-07-06T19:32:26+0000
Ginger was great with my 5 & 3 year old girls and had them swimming and confident in the water in no time. She was very patient and encouraging. It's an ISR program, so I thought it would be lots of forcing them to do things they didn't feel ready for, but it wasn't that at all. It was worth the daily 30 minute drive, the expense, and the mountains of towels I had to wash from daily pool time. Now that we've been through the program I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ginger to anyone.
Ashley Hastings
Ashley Hastings
2017-07-06T19:24:21+0000
Jody Esposito
Jody Esposito
2017-07-06T19:09:44+0000
Samantha Patalano
Samantha Patalano
2017-07-06T18:33:40+0000
Carol Ann
Carol Ann
2017-07-06T18:22:39+0000
Ginger is the best. Have seen her with the easiest kids to ones that are a handful. No doubt she is meant to be doing this helping kids and families.
Lisa Martell
Lisa Martell
2017-07-06T18:21:43+0000
Ginger is amazing. She works awesome with the kids and amazing with the parents schedules. Christopher and Alice lives her.
Terrah Boring
Terrah Boring
2017-07-06T18:19:58+0000
Mrs. Ginger is the absolute BEST at what she does!! I can't recommend her enough!! My three year old is swimming and floating and absolutely loves the water now! She truly is amazing!! �
Ashley Guarrasi
Ashley Guarrasi
2017-07-06T18:15:30+0000
Ginger is professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy, loving, patient, detail oriented and kind, to name just a few! I've put both my kids through ISR lessons/refreshers with her now and I wouldn't trust anyone else! She takes her job seriously, and treats your kids as if they were her own! She is teaching them a LIFE SAVING technique and that can't be rated with anything other than a 5+! I'd recommend her a million times over! Thank you for all that you've done for my family!
Katie Snyder
Katie Snyder
2017-07-06T18:14:48+0000
Ginger is amazing! I can not say enough good things about her and her passion for ISR. She is an amazing instructor who knows just how to get your lil one to swim/rescue even though we all learn differently.
Tasha Lynn
Tasha Lynn
2017-07-06T18:11:09+0000
Ginger is an excellent swim instructor. She's been my kids swim teacher since they could start swimming. She works very well with schedules and making sure everyone gets a chance.
Jennifer Wegerif
Jennifer Wegerif
2017-07-06T18:08:51+0000
Ginger is the best! She had so much patience with my kid and he couldn't wait to go back! He was more confident in the pool. Excited for my next child to be taught by Ginger. �
Maryam Morkos
Maryam Morkos
2017-07-06T18:06:16+0000
Mrs. Ginger is truly the best around! So patient and awesome with the kiddos. My son, who doesn't like being told what to do, ALWAYS gets excited to go to swim because of the enthusiasm she brings! I highly recommend her. She takes swim seriously which makes us feel so safe. My son is 3 and can swim/float without any assistance and I have a piece of mind knowing he's well trained. Even if I feel he is slacking she always welcomes him back to correct him. We read her high reviews and decided to give it a try! Turns out everyone was right. Thank you Mrs. Ginger! Can't wait to bring in Norah for lessons.
Shannon Connell
Shannon Connell
2017-07-06T17:58:44+0000
Kaylee Clover
Kaylee Clover
2017-07-06T17:55:53+0000
Vanessa Ramsey
Vanessa Ramsey
2017-07-06T17:51:19+0000
Best thing to ever do for yourself and for your child. She treats every child with wonderful and my son enjoyed it. Still continuing to practice at home.
Brandon Roland
Brandon Roland
2017-07-06T17:49:59+0000
Ginger taught both of our boys how to swim. Highly recommend.
Linda LeCaptain Gunde
Linda LeCaptain Gunde
2017-07-06T17:38:22+0000
Ginger was fantastic with our granddaughter this summer. I highly recommend Merritt Island Swim School!
Kathy Barna-Freer
Kathy Barna-Freer
2017-07-06T17:37:20+0000
Ginger is the best! I am so thankful my daughter did these lessons. She fell in our pool, fully dressed, trying to reach a ball. She flipped right over and floated (we were right there but still scary). I recommend Ginger to anyone and everyone!
Jaimee Vernon
Jaimee Vernon
2017-07-06T17:31:16+0000
Jennifer Youngblood
Jennifer Youngblood
2017-07-06T17:29:54+0000
Amazing instructor and class!!! Can't say enough good things about Ginger Blackman!! We will be back with Cooper next year for his refresher :))
Sydney Jenkins
Sydney Jenkins
2017-07-06T15:35:31+0000
Rose Foss
Rose Foss
2017-05-08T15:04:39+0000
Tiki Fiol
Tiki Fiol
2017-04-22T14:31:40+0000
Heather Fazio
Heather Fazio
2016-12-01T20:10:54+0000
YOU MUST GET YOUR CHILD SWIM LESSONS! PRICELESS!!!!!
Jenny Edwards Murdock
Jenny Edwards Murdock
2016-11-05T00:08:08+0000
Lindsay Fry
Lindsay Fry
2016-05-27T01:29:40+0000
Ginger is amazing! Professional and attentive. We love her!
Neena Sisson
Neena Sisson
2016-03-27T04:04:06+0000
Love her so much! We have been with ISR for almost 6 years and with 3 different teacher in 3 different cities and they are all great, but it takes a certain je ne sais quoi to deal with my son and she nailed it! He cried the first 2 days and since begs to go! It's literally how I get him eat now -- " do you want to go to swim lessons? Then you have to eat your dinner." LOL! Thanks, Ginger!!
Sheila McCarrier
Sheila McCarrier
2016-02-18T12:31:03+0000
Katie Harris
Katie Harris
2016-02-16T01:58:07+0000
Sara Grace Faro
Sara Grace Faro
2015-10-23T16:26:14+0000
Jessica Erickson
Jessica Erickson
2015-09-26T14:47:41+0000
Dawn Haynes
Dawn Haynes
2015-09-18T22:36:42+0000
Holly Melder
Holly Melder
2015-09-04T01:37:48+0000
We absolutely LOVE Mrs. Ginger and is the only one I trust with my babies! We come back yearly for refreshers and are so thankful for the peace of mind we are given thanks to these lessons. Highly recommend!! ��
Jeff Lapine
Jeff Lapine
2015-08-23T20:28:23+0000
Merrit island swim school is awesome. My son who started off at 6 months old and who is 13 months old now loves it and is doing great due to ginger she is an awesome instructor!!!!!!! I would recommend her to any parent. Thank you so much for teaching my bubby.
Miriya Wiant
Miriya Wiant
2015-07-21T18:24:46+0000
Ginger has been very patient at working with my daughter who has been a bit anxious and stubborn about the process for 2 summers now. Ginger has customized her lesson plans to what works best for my baby. She is a fantastic instructor.
Angela Burr Magill
Angela Burr Magill
2015-07-19T19:17:18+0000
Chase Raymond
Chase Raymond
2015-07-18T22:16:00+0000
Amazing Mrs Ginger already has my son from fearing getting his face wet to swimming under water in a week. It's truly a great swim experience and I couldn't be happier. If your even thinking about going anywhere else you are making a mistake. Thank you Ginger.
Margie Wiedmann Burr
Margie Wiedmann Burr
2015-07-18T13:25:20+0000
Lindsey Locke
Lindsey Locke
2015-06-19T16:56:55+0000
Candy Luyet
Candy Luyet
2015-06-19T13:01:39+0000
My daughter has only been attending lessons for two weeks she is 13 months old and Ginger has her nearly floating on her back. Great instructor and program I recommend anyone with small children to sign up.
Petra Fenner
Petra Fenner
2015-06-09T18:56:20+0000
Shirley Thrower
Shirley Thrower
2015-05-24T02:39:02+0000
I think this is awesome - saving lives! What could be better?
Tiffani Langham Hreira
Tiffani Langham Hreira
2015-05-18T22:25:27+0000
Ginger is amazing ! She knows her stuff and is great with kids. I recommend her to everyone I know!
Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter
2015-04-16T20:55:47+0000
As much as my little one cries, Miss Ginger is so patient and does an amazing job with my little Patrick! I'm in awe!! Great job
Rosemary Winn
Rosemary Winn
2015-04-04T01:36:28+0000
An amazing class! Ginger works very well with Nate and all of her students! Safety first around the pool but tons of fun too! I highly recommend ISR for all young children at Merritt Island swim school
Vickie McBride
Vickie McBride
2015-03-22T02:25:41+0000
Teach you babies( infants) IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rachel Horan
Rachel Horan
2015-02-04T21:40:41+0000
Ginger is a pleasure to work with and truly cares for each of her "little fish". I recommend her each chance I get.
Wendy Ring
Wendy Ring
2014-10-17T00:55:28+0000
Ginger has done a fantastic job teaching my 8 month old baby, Timmy, Self Rescue this summer. I am so grateful to have found her through the ISR. I will most certainly be bringing Timmy back to her in the spring for the next course!
Heather Myers
Heather Myers
2014-10-04T17:37:59+0000
Tommie Lee Long
Tommie Lee Long
2014-08-23T14:35:12+0000
Amy Capellin Canitia
Amy Capellin Canitia
2014-08-15T02:16:32+0000
My son finished his refresher lessons in July. Since then he has been doing awesome in the pool. Rolling over when he needs to and without me having to prompt him. His floats are great and only getting better. Ginger has taught both my children to swim and I am so thankful. It is amazing what she can accomplish in minutes a day. Thank you Ginger for giving both my children an invaluable skill that they will have for a lifetime.
Kim Tychan Cribb
Kim Tychan Cribb
2014-07-17T22:08:35+0000
Michele Aaron
Michele Aaron
2014-07-10T18:02:10+0000
My child now loves the water and hopefully can save herself in an emergency thanks to Ginger! !!
Katie Vore
Katie Vore
2014-07-09T00:57:27+0000
My twin boys and I love Mrs. Ginger! We have been working with her for a long time, as we continue to do refresher courses with her. Ginger is always patience, happy and makes the lessons fun. I greatly appreciate the life saving skills that Ginger has taught the boys. I highly recommend Ginger and the ISR program. Thank you Ginger!!
Sharon Sheridan
Sharon Sheridan
2014-06-26T02:55:02+0000
Jamie Martin
Jamie Martin
2014-06-11T20:21:12+0000
Ginger was awesome, and my 2 year old is now swimming like a fish and loves to float.
Tina Stonecipher
Tina Stonecipher
2014-06-10T22:51:43+0000
Ginger is awesome. Individualizes each lesson to the child and their particular personality. I am so glad I found Ginger and Merritt Island Swim School.
Keisha Hardy
Keisha Hardy
2014-05-31T13:31:03+0000
Ginger is awesome! She is extremely patient and encouraging. My daughter loves her positive reinforcements and options she give while swimming. I can't wait for next summer to introduce my now infant into the water 🙂
Shelby Gersey
Shelby Gersey
2014-05-28T06:07:09+0000
Jennifer Marie Ward
Jennifer Marie Ward
2014-05-24T15:07:47+0000
We are so happy we decided to take our son to ginger she is awesome with all the kids and is very patient she taught our boy one of the most vital lessons in life "how to swim" thank you !!
Heather Isr Naples Redmond
Heather Isr Naples Redmond
2014-05-06T21:46:48+0000
Aimee Breuer
Aimee Breuer
2014-05-05T23:28:13+0000
Courtney Reece
Courtney Reece
2014-04-24T01:07:42+0000
Awesome teacher! Worth the time!!! Love her!
Victoria Nasr Chester
Victoria Nasr Chester
2014-04-17T23:56:31+0000
I'm so grateful to have found Ginger at Merritt Island Swim School. Thank you for teaching both my babies how to swim and stay safe!!! You are an awesome instructor and my husband and I can't thank you enough. See you soon
Julie Mangold
Julie Mangold
2014-04-15T16:24:59+0000
Tina Freeman Kennedy
Tina Freeman Kennedy
2014-04-15T00:40:53+0000
Ginger is awesome!!! I cannot thank you enough! You are an amazing teacher and I am so thrilled that our Paisley can finally swim!!! Thank you!
Heidi M Honkonen Acaley
Heidi M Honkonen Acaley
2014-04-08T20:38:40+0000
Kim Day McCann
Kim Day McCann
2014-03-22T00:11:07+0000
Noella Laeder
Noella Laeder
2014-02-22T00:47:24+0000
Marina Flaherty
Marina Flaherty
2014-02-19T18:12:58+0000
Kirsten Barnes
Kirsten Barnes
2014-01-15T23:21:35+0000
Corinne Rios
Corinne Rios
2014-01-15T18:17:58+0000
I can not speak highly enough of Ginger and ISR. She is so patient and kind with my little girl who has been seeing Ginger since she was six months old!! Water is all around us in Florida and knowing that we have given our child an added layer of safety is priceless.
Kimberly Ballard Hettinger
Kimberly Ballard Hettinger
2014-01-15T15:55:48+0000
Stephanie Dean
Stephanie Dean
2014-01-15T15:15:19+0000
Ms. Ginger was so kind and patient with my daughter! Such a great experience!!
Rayelle Thomas
Rayelle Thomas
2014-01-12T05:15:49+0000
I know you always keep an eye on children around the pool, but some of us live where there is water all around and don't you want that one extra, extra? Ms. Ginger takes the time. She gained my kids trust and she taught them what to do. She taught my oldest when she was 3 and my youngest at 17 months. She is awesome.
Julie Jacobs Newbury
Julie Jacobs Newbury
2014-01-11T18:01:05+0000
We love Miss Ginger! My girls learned to swim and have fun safely in the pool!
Brooks Cadorin
Brooks Cadorin
2014-01-04T03:06:27+0000
Taught my daughter Ava one of the most important gifts and pleasures of life and she loves it until this very day!!
Michael Pitcher
Michael Pitcher
2013-10-25T06:16:28+0000
Corey Harris
Corey Harris
2013-09-26T01:57:50+0000
Love Ms Ginger, she was amazing with my son. She came highly recommended and so worth it!
Angela Thornton
Angela Thornton
2013-09-23T19:58:28+0000
Sheldon Dean
Sheldon Dean
2013-09-12T19:02:29+0000
Paige Kristine
Paige Kristine
2013-08-24T21:45:05+0000
Laura Hendricks Dansbury
Laura Hendricks Dansbury
2013-08-05T20:11:09+0000
We love Ginger! She is fantastic!
Tammi Spiropoulos
Tammi Spiropoulos
2013-07-22T00:07:00+0000
Karen Bense
Karen Bense
2013-07-20T21:06:48+0000
Sharleen Coon Olson
Sharleen Coon Olson
2013-07-17T16:26:27+0000
Joseph G. Jordan
Joseph G. Jordan
2013-07-16T08:58:20+0000
Tadalena Warner
Tadalena Warner
2013-07-13T17:59:02+0000
Astra Freet
Astra Freet
2013-07-11T21:28:38+0000
Gerolt Boelen
Gerolt Boelen
2013-07-10T08:29:34+0000
Nick Newbury
Nick Newbury
2013-07-05T21:31:39+0000
Molly Jarvis
Molly Jarvis
2013-05-22T15:17:06+0000
Cherie Shropshire
Cherie Shropshire
2013-05-21T15:47:35+0000
Loving my classes with Mrs Ginger!!! Already I'm seeing my kids learn the life-saving ISR techniques they need in the water! Her encouraging and skillful approach to training both my toddler and infant are truly inspiring:) thank you Mrs Ginger!!!