Safety First Swim Lessons and Aquatics

Safety First Co-Owner, Tukz Taaca (aka Mr. T to his students), is a long-time Red Cross Swim Instructor and he teaches swim lessons for ages 3+ in the St. Johns area along the CR-210 corridor each summer.

Tukz Taaca teaching a swim lesson to young children in a pool

About Safety First Aquatics

Our co-owner and lead instructor, Tukz Taaca, has an extensive professional background in aquatics and is able to teach swim lessons and lifeguard training  during the summer months, as his schedule permits.

With 20+ years of Aquatic Safety experience, Tukz has taught a variety of swim lesson systems such as the American Red Cross, Ellis & Associates and the YMCA.  He has taught youth and adults for organizations such as The Walt Disney World Company, The City of Coral Gables, FL, The City of Westminster, CO, The City of Thornton, CO, Charlotte County Parks and Recreation and the First Coast YMCA.

He is also a certified Red Cross LGI (Lifeguard Instructor) and can be hired by organizations to teach LGI classes.  ​

Swim Lessons and Lifeguard Certification 

  • Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Shallow Water Certification)
  • Group Swim Lessons – Pool managers / amenity directors – contact us about hosting lessons at your pool.
  • My organization is in need of a Lifeguard Instructor.  ​Please contact us at