Learn To Swim
Imagine growing up on an island with the beautiful warm Caribbean Sea sparkling all around you. Each day new discoveries await as you dive into the crystal blue sea! You are confident that you have the skills you need to navigate the water safely. You take opportunities to go out on boats, snorkel, and scuba dive. You set your sights on a career in the maritime industry as you develop a deep appreciation for marine preservation. You excel in math and science. By high school you have an internship with the Friends. You choose to study marine biology in college, and receive the Jeffery Matheny Scholarship from the Friends. You graduate college and land your dream job working to protect local fisheries.
Virgin Islands National Park and the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park have offered free swim lessons to St. John youth during the summer months in the park for more than a decade! In 2019, the Friends committed to expanding the program by training and employing swim instructors to offer multi-level instruction year-round.
Our ‘Learn to Swim’ program is designed after the American Red Cross Water Safety Course and includes beginner to advance instruction levels. At this time, we are only offering private lessons for families. To register your family, please email@example.com.