Last I checked, lifeguards don't have to have swim training education. Many lifeguards couldn't teach a person to swim if they had to. Being a swim instructor requires a very different type of education. I spent a pretty penny to get my 5 year old autistic son private 1:1 lessons with a certified swim instructor. It was almost $2000 when all was said and done, but absolutely worth it in the end. I had been a swim team member and lifeguard in my teens and did not recognize ANY of the techniques the instructor used to teach my child how to swim and be water safe.I used to be a LIFEGUARD and I can't teach her LOL
How old are the kids? Discovery Cove has limits on who can do the Dolphin Swim. The "resort pool" area is warm water and mostly shallow. The lazy river is deep and runs very fast. The snorkeling area has a small shallow area then mostly deep. The water by the animals is not deep and easy to manage. Absolutely put on their wet suits AND the life jackets. They are available all over. They are also good for adults who enjoy snorkeling long periods of time, it is much less exhausting.We have 2 small kids, one swims a little, the other not at all (including the wife who ALSO can not swim!). Can it still work out including the swim with Dolphins Experience?