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Water Safety and Swimming Certification - Florida Statute 1003.225

  • Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each public school shall provide, to a parent who initially enrolls his or her child in the school, information on the important role water safety education courses and swimming lessons play in saving lives. The information must be provided electronically or in hard copy and must include local options for age-appropriate water safety courses and swimming lessons that result in a certificate indicating successful completion, including courses and lessons offered for free or at a reduced price. If the student is 18 years of age or older, or is under the age of 21 and is enrolling in adult education classes, the information must be provided to the student.


Pinellas County Schools site

Department of Children and Families site

Every Child a Swimmer site

Florida Department of Health: My Water Safety Checklist

Drowning Prevention Tips for Florida

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Lessons: Certified Instructor

Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death in children under 4 yrs old.  Children are masters at getting into what they want.   It is recommended to have multiple layers of protection from water sources. But the best defense from drowning to teaching children to self rescue swim.  I am a Certified ISR Instructor.  I have extensive training in aquatic behaviors and I start teaching children as young as 6 months old.  With this method we go further then traditional lessons.   I teach children to swim float swim.  A person can float for a lot longer then treading water.  

These lessons are available in Okeechobee.  Scholarships are available for children under 6 yrs old.  I charge 100.00 a week.   Depending on the age, some children are fully skilled in 2-3 weeks.   

Two files: (click the links) Thank you for your interest and Getting started with Registration

Contact me for additional information.  

Facebook:  ISR Missie Peaden

Text:  863-634-7825


Lessons: Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Dept.

 We offer county swim lessons in the summer from June to August. The lessons are in sessions (8 days) and the cost is $40.00 per session.

 Thank you,

 Matthew Gammill

Parks and Recreation Supervisor

Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners

1718 NW 9th Avenue

Okeechobee, FL. 34972

(863) 467-7667 (Office)

(863) 532-5664 (Cell)