Scholarship giveaway announced for Memorial Day

We are hosting a scholarship giveaway for FOUR scholarships during Memorial Day!

This giveaway is specifically and exclusively for veterans or their children. To enter, fill out this form: Each winner will receive a full SAFE Swim 1 Scholarship at The School of Yaya’s Fishes.

We would like the thank all veterans for their dedication our country. We are forever grateful for your selflessness and bravery.

We would also like to thank Crittenden EMS for making this scholarship giveaway possible. If you or your business would like to sponsor one (or more) full scholarships through SAFE Swim Foundation, please call (870) 565-3733 for more information.



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 Friday, May 27, 2022, until Monday, May 30, 2022, at Noon in observance of Memorial Day.

To enter, veterans will fill out the form provided here: Upon completion, the registering veteran will be automatically entered to win one of four SAFE Swim Training scholarships, provided by SAFE Swim Foundation and Crittenden EMS.

Registrants may enter to win once per family.

Contest winners will be drawn after noon on May 30 (Memorial 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 an armed services veteran.

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 is 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, SAFE Swim Foundation, and Crittenden EMS 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.