How ISR Works

Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue™ survival swimming program is approximately a 4 to 6 week course, scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 minutes each day.  

With a focus on safe, customized, one-on-one lessons by certified Instructors, ISR’s Self-Rescue® lessons emphasize health, ongoing program evaluations and parent education to deliver the most effective and safest results in the industry.  

Lessons for children 6 to 12 month old focus on teaching the child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.

Lessons for children 1 to 6 plus years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe, and flip back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.

Once the children are fully skilled they will practice ISR’s Self-Rescue® techniques fully clothed during lessons. It is recommended that children complete refresher lessons to help their in-water skill level grow with their physical development.

See videos on my WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN page. 

Refresher lessons:

Refresher lessons are extremely important in continuing and maintaining your child’s Self-Rescue® skill development.  Children grow and develop rapidly from infants to toddlers and young children. This development process represents improved strength, coordination, and a more finely tuned cognitive ability. In accordance with this growth, children enroll in ISR return periodically to participate in Refresher Lessons. 

Refresher lessons are designed to fine-tune your child’s existing ISR Self-Rescue® skills to meet the demands of their growing bodies. It will allow them to make adjustments in their float and strengthen their swim.

Previous Swim-Float-Swim students will take approximately 1 to 2 weeks to refresh.

Previous Rollback-to-Float students will take an average of 6 weeks to learn the swim-float-swim sequence.  

Maintenance Lessons:

Maintenance lessons are also available at any time for regular fine-tuning of your child's Self-Rescue® skills.  These lessons are highly recommended before going on a beach vacation or a trip to the lake to make sure your child is confident in the water.

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