Hey future fishes!

Are you looking for swimming lessons in the Jonesboro, AR / Northeast Arkansas area? Well, you have come to the right place!

My name is Terri “Yaya” Mommsen. I am a registered nurse, certified by Pediaswim to teach babies and toddlers to swim and float. I am also Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified, and I have spent many years teaching children to swim.

My training assistant is my daughter, Lauren Mommsen, who is also a registered ER nurse with ACLS and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certifications.

We at The School of Yaya’s Fishes are committed to the safety of your precious little ones and helping your child develop independence, confidence, fitness, and discipline in the pool. We strive to ensure a lifetime of safety and enjoyment in and around the water.

We work in partnership with The SAFE Swim Foundation.

Our Goal

Our goal at The School of Yaya’s Fishes is for infants, toddlers, and even adults to develop mental and physical skills that promote safety in and around water. Stroke, Float, Breathe and live.

Our Motto


S.A.F.E. Swimming for life.

  • S.A.F.E. Swim I

    S.A.F.E. Swim I is swimming lessons designed for children of all ages, beginning at the “crawling stage”. In S.A.F.E. Swim I children learn appropriate swimming postures, including swimming face down, rotating onto their backs to a floating position, which allows the child to rest and breathe, then returning to a face-down swim position. This sequence is repeated till the child reaches safety/water’s edge.

  • S.A.F.E. Swim II

    The purpose of maintenance swimming lessons is for children to retain and refine the valuable skills they have learned and to increase a child’s confidence gained in S.A.F.E Swim I. Maintenance lessons are held 1-3 times per week depending on desired skill achievement level.

  • S.A.F.E. Swim III

    Stroke training and development at S.A.F.E. Swim III level is swimming lessons concentrated on increasing stroke skill including: Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Backstroke.

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