Cancelled: 2022 Fishy Family Reunion

UPDATE: With the forecast being what it is right now, we’re regretfully cancelling the 2022 Fishy Family Reunion.

We’ll hopefully be able to do the reunion later on a cooler weekend.

We hate to do this, but everyone’s safety in this hot weather is far more important!

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Join us for the 2022 Fishy Family Reunion!

We want to celebrate all the families who have helped make our business a success. You are all invited to our pool on July 23 from Noon until 4 p.m. for a cookout, fun games, and the chance to visit with friends you’ve made through our program.

Everyone who attends will have the chance to enter for our door prize, which is a $100 gift certificate to the St. Louis Aquarium. This covers admission for a family of four.

We are not asking for a cover charge to attend, but we will happily accept any donations made to SAFE Swim Foundation.


Our itinerary for the day is as follows:

  • Noon:              Lunch (Meal to be determined)
  • 2:00 p.m.:        Fishy Family Scavenger Hunt – Prize: $100 Gift Card to Yaya’s Bait Shop Boutique
  • 3:00 p.m.         SAFE Swim 2 Race – Prize: $25 Gift Certificate for lessons at Yaya’s
  • 3:15 p.m.         Parent Swim Race – Prize: $25 Gift Certificate for lessons at Yaya’s


2022 Fishy Family Reunion T-Shirts are also available at Yaya’s Bait Shop and Boutique:


Also available for kiddos play on is playground equipment, a trampoline, and a picture coloring station.

The School of Yaya’s Fishes is located at 5047 Highway 158 in Lunsford, AR (Lake City address).

Fostered and adopted children are focus of July 4 scholarship giveaway

This one’s for the parents of fostered and adopted children. We at The School of Yaya’s Fishes absolutely support the safety of children around water. On the 4th of July, we will be giving away ***10*** SAFE Swim 1 scholarships to adopted or foster children in memory of Levi Nash Potts.

To enter this giveaway, fill out this form:

For our followers who are not parents of fostered and adopted children, please tag a family who qualifies in the comments section of our corresponding Facebook post.

Also, if you or your business wants to support the life of a child through our program, contact us. We would like to partner with you! Email for information on our sponsorship packages.

Donations can also be made at


  • Cary Nelson
  • Lindsay Roberts
  • Tonya Wright
  • Emery Winningham
  • Stephanie McDonald
  • Kayla Rose
  • Monica Weisenfels
  • Jennifer Foust
  • Holly McNight
  • Whitney Shepherd

Congratulations to all!🤗



Our goal at The School of Yaya’s Fishes is for babies, toddlers, children and the child at heart to develop mental and physical skills that promote safety in and around water.



The SAFE Swim Foundation (Swim And Float in Emergencies) supports and promotes drowning prevention, including survival swim training for infants, toddlers and children of various backgrounds.



The entry period for this contest runs from Monday, June 27, 2022, until Monday, July 4, 2022, at Noon.

To enter, parents of fostered and adopted children will fill out the form provided here: Upon completion, the registering parent will be automatically entered to win one of four SAFE Swim Training scholarships, provided by SAFE Swim Foundation. 

Registrants may enter to win once per family.

Contest winners will be drawn after noon on July 4 (Independence Day). The winners will be announced and contacted by phone before close of business on the following day. Upon contact, a representative of The School of Yaya’s Fishes will work with the winning guardian to select a training schedule that will work for the student, family, and trainers.

Each scholarship is valued at $500, based on the average four weeks of Survival Swim Training. Survival Swim Training sessions are everyday Monday through Friday in 10-to-15-minute sessions for the length of the student’s training. While the average length of training is four weeks, this timeline may vary, based on each student’s rate of improvement and task comprehension.

The winners of this scholarship giveaway will be selected at random from the pool of registrations.

This scholarship does not have an age limit. Registrants must be a member of a foster family or have a child adopted by them.

Only one winner is permitted per household within 60 days of after a household has a winner.

The School of Yaya’s Fishes and SAFE Swim Foundation restricts winners to the immediately serviceable area only. Any means of transportation to redeem the scholarship will not be provided. The responsibility of cost to travel rests solely with the scholarship winner. Neither Terri (Yaya) Mommsen, nor a member of her Staff, will travel to provide lessons to a winning family. Survival Swim Training sessions must be performed at The School of Yaya’s Fishes facility.

No purchase necessary. This scholarship is not redeemable or transferable for cash. This scholarship is not retroactive and cannot cover the already-paid tuition of a student who has previously been through the program. The School of Yaya’s Fishes and SAFE Swim Foundation shall have no further responsibility in connection with the scholarship if the scholarship winner, for any reason, cannot or decides not to use any of the survival swim lessons provided.