National Water Safety Month Scholarship Giveaway

National Water Safety Month Scholarship Giveaway

UPDATE: Congratulations to Sara Sullins, of Dell!! She is our newest scholarship winner!

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We’re celebrating NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH this May with another scholarship giveaway!!!

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death worldwide, and many of these incidents are preventable with proper water safety measures. National Water Safety Month helps educate people on how to recognize and avoid drowning hazards.

Don’t miss your opportunity to help your children dive in and learn a life-saving skill! The contest kicks off on May 1, 2024, at 8 a.m. and concludes on May 4, 2024, at 10 a.m. Fill out the form here for your chance to win:

If you’re able to contribute to help us give away even MORE scholarships this month and save lives, you can make a donation at

Let’s continue to work at making our community a SAFE Swim Zone!

Learn more about Water Safety at

*** Other scholarships are also available through SAFE Swim Foundation. To learn more, click here:

*** The information collected here is solely for the purposes of issuing scholarship opportunities. Data will not be used in future marketing campaigns outside of contacting those who have indicated that they are interested in receiving information about other scholarships through SAFE Swim Foundation.



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 the 2024 National Water Safety Month Scholarship Giveaway runs from May 1, 2024, at 8 a.m. and concludes on May 3, 2024, at 10 a.m.

How to enter:

To enter, parents and legal guardians will the form available on this website and The School of Yaya’s Fishes Facebook page.

Registrants may enter to win once per family.

The prize:

The prize is ONE survival swim scholarship to go toward SAFE Swim 1 lessons at The School of Yaya’s Fishes. The value of the prize is $500, based typical cost of four weeks’ worth of SAFE Swim 1 lessons.

The cost of any additional weeks needed to reach SAFE Swim 1 graduation will be covered by The School of Yaya’s Fishes. No additional payments are needed until the student goes into SAFE Swim 2 lessons. After SAFE Swim 1 graduation, the winning family will be required to pay for any lessons that they may choose to register for at the usual cost of $25/lesson.

If fewer than four weeks are needed to achieve SAFE Swim 1 graduation, the remaining balance of the SAFE Swim 1 scholarship is forfeited. No money will be paid to make up the remainder of the balance.

For SAFE Swim 1, Survival Swim Training sessions are every day 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 drawing:

The contest winner will be drawn after 10 a.m. on May 3, 2024. The winner will be announced and contacted by either a text message or a Facebook private message before the close of business that day. Upon contact, a representative of The School of Yaya’s Fishes will work with the winning guardian to schedule lessons.

The winners of 2024 National Water Safety Month Scholarship Giveaway will be selected at random from the pool of registrations.

Who can win:

Ultimately, the winning scholarship recipient must be below the age of 18 and able to crawl to qualify.

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

The School of Yaya’s Fishes and SAFE Swim Foundation restricts winners to the immediately serviceable area – within the Arkansas counties of Clay, Randolph, Lawerence, Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, Jackson, Poinsett, Cross, and Crittenden; and the Missouri counties of Dunklin, Pemiscot, and New Madrid.  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 is necessary. Prizes are not redeemable or transferable for cash. Scholarships and paid lessons are 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.