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I am so confident with my son and water now. We only did float lessons and will soon be doing swim lessons. Ginger is so amazing and patient with both baby and momma. any concerns I had she explained why something was happening or what to expect. I deff needed that LOL highly recommend!! so important to do this ❤🐳
Melissa Diamond Nelson
I highly recommend Merritt Island Swim School! Ginger is the master of teaching babies to swim and survive in the water. She was so patient and loving with our son. She even worked with my husband and I so we could continue to work with our baby even after lessons were over. Living in Florida, with water all around, these lessons are a must!!! I love that I can relax when we are at a pool or the beach. Thanks Ginger!!!!
Rebecca Jiyoun Basanta
Ginger. Is. INCREDIBLE!!! She is so incredibly patient and is amazing at what she does. I feel like she gave my daughter the skills for water safety, but also empowered me to continue to help my daughter as we played in the pool at home! Thank you so much for your care and expertise. So thankful for you!! ❤️
Ginger is awesome as has so much patience! She has such a special way with the kids! I highly recommend signing your kids up to learn ISR with her! It’s a valuable lesson that can save lives! I only wish we had started earlier!
Miss Ginger is the best! I recommend her to everyone with children. My little ones, 2 and 4, had no prior training and having a pool (not to mention all the other pools, lakes and ocean water around us) I wanted to do whatever I could to keep them safe in addition to locks and alarms. Ginger is amazing with children and really understands their development, which she takes into account during lessons. My kiddos learned to love their swim lessons (only took 1 week for them to come around) and now they can safely enjoy the pool with us. I can feel confident that they have the skills to help themselves if need be, it is an important layer of protection for keeping them safe around water. Case in point, we were all in the pool and my 2 year old was playing on the stairs when my 4 year old wanted to swim from my husband to myself. I was within arms reach of my 2 year old and I told him to stay put for the few seconds his brother would take to swim to me. I turned my back for literally 2 seconds to help my other kiddo and I hear my sweet 2 year old crying and asking for mommy to help him. I turn back to see him in a perfectly executed float that he learned from his swim lessons with Ginger. It really only takes seconds for things to happen around water and it can happen with you standing right next to your child. The lessons are well worth the investment in our kiddos safety.
Ginger is amazing ❤ She knows what she's doing, she's great at it, and she's so patient and calm with the little ones. Having survival skills in the water is priceless!!
My 3 yr old has a completely different demeanor in the water after lessons with Ms. Ginger! This momma can enjoy time in the pool with my girl because she and I both are confident in her abilities in the water! We are forever grateful!
Ginger is the best! I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience. We are currently in the process of building a pool. I wanted to ensure that my children (ages 4 and 21 months) would have swim survival skills, in addition to other layers of protection: alarms and pool fence. Before Merritt Island Swim School, my four year old daughter had months of private swim lessons with minimal results. After starting swim school with Ginger, she was swimming well within days. She is a very confident and strong swimmer. My son was resistant to swimming at first, but by the end of his session he didn’t want to get out of the pool. Ginger was so patient and caring with my children. My daughter loves her so much she wants her to come over for playdates. This is one of the best decisions I have ever made as a parent. Thank You for everything Ginger! ❤️
Ginger is hands down the absolute best! I tell everyone who mentions swim classes about her! She taught my son so much and I can’t wait to start my twins!
Miss Ginger is THE best you can tell she loves her job and is very serious about making sure your child knows what they are doing. We’re so glad we had her recommended by a friend. We’ll miss our morning swims with you but thank you so much for peace of mind in my child’s safety ❤️
I cannot recommend these swim classes enough. I am forever grateful for Atlee and Hudson having the opportunity to take these classes. Yes, it was challenging to drive 30 mins to classes and 30 mins back for a 10 minute lesson 4 days a week for 6 weeks... but I am SO GLAD we did it! We keep hearing about children drowning right here in our county and it absolutely breaks my heart. Atlee fell in the pool last week. Doug and I went to grab him but without hesitation, he rolled over to float and swam to safety. Tears rolled down my face seeing him so confident. Please, make the move. Teach your kiddos how to save their lives. ❤️
Ginger is incredibly gentle and patient, but more importantly skilled! My daughter failed lessons with another instructor last year. So we decided to take a different approach this year and hired Ginger to teach our daughter. She worked her magic and had my daughter swim-float-swimming in a matter of weeks. My daughter could not wait to go swimming each day and even said she wants to be a swim teacher when she grows up! Thank you Ginger! We are forever grateful for the skills you taught Evvie! 💗
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!
Ginger is the best. She really cares about the kids.
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.
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 😊😊😊
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.
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
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!
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
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
Taught my baby how to swim in a matter of weeks. It has been almost 6 years! Love Ginger!!
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Krystal van der Bunt
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
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!
Absolutely one of the best things you can ever give to your child.
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.
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.
Ginger is amazing. She works awesome with the kids and amazing with the parents schedules. Christopher and Alice lives her.
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!! �
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!
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.
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. �
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.
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.
Ginger taught both of our boys how to swim. Highly recommend.
Linda LeCaptain Gunde
Ginger was fantastic with our granddaughter this summer. I highly recommend Merritt Island Swim School!
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!
Amazing instructor and class!!! Can't say enough good things about Ginger Blackman!! We will be back with Cooper next year for his refresher :))
YOU MUST GET YOUR CHILD SWIM LESSONS! PRICELESS!!!!!
Jenny Edwards Murdock
I'm am so glad I found this program ISR! Ginger has been fantastic with him. I've done regular swim classes at 1 and 2 years old he just screamed. After two days with Ginger he finally relaxed now in the third week my son does not want to get out the water! I'm excited to take him to a resort now with pools! Thanks Ginger.
Ginger is amazing! Professional and attentive. We love her!
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!!
Sara Grace Faro
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!! ��
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.
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
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
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.
I think this is awesome - saving lives! What could be better?
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
Teach you babies( infants) IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ginger is a pleasure to work with and truly cares for each of her "little fish". I recommend her each chance I get.
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!
Tommie Lee Long
Amy Capellin Canitia
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
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!!
Ginger was awesome, and my 2 year old is now swimming like a fish and loves to float.
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.
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 🙂
Jennifer Marie Ward
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
Awesome teacher! Worth the time!!! Love her!
Victoria Nasr Chester
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
Tina Freeman Kennedy
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
Kim Day McCann
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
Ms. Ginger was so kind and patient with my daughter! Such a great experience!!
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
We love Miss Ginger! My girls learned to swim and have fun safely in the pool!
Taught my daughter Ava one of the most important gifts and pleasures of life and she loves it until this very day!!
Love Ms Ginger, she was amazing with my son. She came highly recommended and so worth it!
Laura Hendricks Dansbury
We love Ginger! She is fantastic!
Sharleen Coon Olson
Joseph G. Jordan
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!!!