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About ISR Infant Swimming Resource's Self-Rescue®

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Unlike traditional swimming lessons, ISR’s survival swimming technique is a product of over 55 years of research and development - providing a lifelong love for the water and giving children the confidence to survive if they were to reach the water alone.  The result? Over 8 million safe and effective lessons delivered, providing children with a foundation for safety and a lifetime of fun in and around the water.

​​ISR’s unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water. What your child will learn, and the way he or she will learn it, is what makes ISR so different from traditional swimming lessons. What your child will learn depends on his or her age and developmental readiness, but in all cases, at minimum, your child will learn to roll onto his or her back to float, rest, and breathe, and to maintain this position until help arrives.

At ISR we focus on the one component of drowning prevention that will always be present, no matter the situation - the child. We teach the child to become an aquatic problem-solver and how to be their own floating device. ISR’s core conviction is that the child is the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy.  Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences; at ISR we take that ability and teach them skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone.  While no child is ever drown-proof, ISR equips the child with the skills necessary to save their own lives in an aquatic emergency. 

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Lesson Structure

Focused on each individual child’s stage of development and readiness, each one-on-one ISR lesson is customized to the unique needs of every child.

ISR lessons are taught for 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for an average of 6 weeks. The scheduling of this lesson sequence is based on many years of research, proving that teaching infants and young children in a one-on-one setting, in 10-minute increments, is the safest and most effective way to teach survival swimming. ISR lessons are customized for each child to ensure their lessons honor their physical and emotional development as well as their previous aquatic experiences.

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