The Focus for ISR lessons is SURVIVAL.
ISR is the safest and ONLY provider of comprehensive swimming and aquatic self-rescue™ instruction. Our method of clinically researched instruction emphasizes developmentally-appropriate skills training to ensure that your child is learning self-rescue skills and developing the competence required to enjoy the water.
The ISR Lesson Experience:
* ISR Lessons are available to infants and young children 6 months- 6 years old.
* These safe and effective lessons are customized to your child and taught one on one. I do not offer
* Lessons are 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. In order to master these
self-rescue skills, the enrollment period is usually between 4 and 6 weeks.
* I will provide instruction to your child that emphasizes developmentally appropriate skills training,
health issues and considerations, ongoing program evaluations, and parent education.·
* After the initial lesson experience is complete, it is recommended that every child participates in either
1 to 2 weeks of Refresher lessons every 4 to 6 months, or continues with biweekly maintenance
lessons 2 - 3 times a week (I usually do these every other weekend). This will enable your
child to learn how to adjust their swimming and floating skills to their continually growing and
Your Child’s Self-rescue Skills- what will they learn?
Infants (6 months- 12 months old):
Will learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back and float unassisted.
Children (1 year- 6 years old):
Will learn the following sequence: how to hold their breath underwater; swim with their head down and eyes open; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breath; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out or be rescued by an adult.
Since statistics show that 83% of all children who drown are fully clothed at the time, during the final week of lessons, while under the watchful eye of an instructor, each of our students have the opportunity to practice their self-rescue skills in both their summer and winter clothes.
The objective of ISR lessons is to teach aquatic safety and self-rescue skills to infants and young children at developmentally appropriate times for each individual child. ISR will always have the safety and well being of your baby as our first and foremost priority.
Any chronic condition or situation that would interfere with that schedule needs to be considered before enrolling your baby in ISR lessons. ISR lessons cannot be considered any form of therapy or intervention for delays in sensorimotor skills, assisting development or modification of a neurological, cardio-vascular or other medical condition. The information you submit during our registration process is evaluated from a standard by a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse, the most experienced Senior Master Instructor in the Infant Swimming Resource program and a Pediatrician who participated in the Infant Swimming Resource Instructor training program and has first-hand knowledge of what Infant Swimming Resource lessons involve. We expend considerable resources for some of the more complex evaluations we are required to make to determine if the child is developmentally ready to benefit from the Infant Swimming Resource program at this time. Thank you, The members of the Infant Swimming Resource Registration Evaluation Team. Infant Swimming Resource reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime for any reason other than those prohibited by law.