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They are great with kids at Merritt Island Swim School; my daughter enjoys swim lessons so much and always looks... forward to seeing Ms. Ginger. Highly recommend Merritt Island Swim School! 👍🏽read more
Sharon Sinangote Haner
We are glad we brought our son to swimming lessons with Ginger. It is a 20 to 25 min drive to her place for a 10 -15... min lesson 4x/ wk but so worth it! Our son is learning quick .Ginger is great and she knows how to handle each child in each level!read more
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!!!!read more
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!! ❤️read more
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.read more
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!read more
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! ❤️read more
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!read more
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. ❤️read more
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! 💗read more
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!read more
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.read more
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 😊😊😊read more
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.read more
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.read more
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!read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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!read more
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!read more
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!read more
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.read more
Krystal M Vdb
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!read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
Ginger is amazing. She works awesome with the kids and amazing with the parents schedules. Christopher and Alice... lives her.read more
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!! �read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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!read more
Amazing instructor and class!!! Can't say enough good things about Ginger Blackman!! We will be back with Cooper next... year for his refresher :))read more
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.read more
Sara Grace Faro
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Margie Wiedmann Burr
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 schoolread more
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!read more
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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.read more
Kimberly 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!!read more
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.read more
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 🙂read more
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 !!read more
Heather Isr Naples Redmond
Awesome teacher! Worth the time!!! Love her!
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.read more
Kimberly Ballard Hettinger
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.read more
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
Anna-Marie Pearce Traylor
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!!!read more