Why ISR?

1. ISR INSTRUCTION SAVES LIVES

ISR is currently aware of over 800 instances where former ISR students have utilized their ISR Self-Rescue® skills to save themselves from an in-water accident 

2. PREVENTION, THE EARLIER THE BETTER

Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children between the age of 1 and 4 in the United States 

3. CHILDREN ARE CURIOUS & PARENTS NEED THEIR CHILDREN TO BE SKILLED

Families live/ vacation often near pools or open bodies of water. Children are curious and escape, it's essential for the parents to know that their children are independent swimmers or learn aquatic survival skills at a very young age, taught by a highly qualified ISR instructor.  Self-Rescue® lessons are a lifesaving skill that is a must for every family around water 

4. THE ISR PROGRAM IS OUTSTANDINGLY SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

With over 19 million ISR Self-Rescue lessons no infant or child has been injured during a lesson 

5. ISR WAS THE FIRST & IS THE GLOBAL LEADER IN SURVIVAL SWIMMING LESSONS FOR INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN

ISR teaches infants and children 6m - 6y to float and- or swim independently without the assistance of parents or floating devices often before they walk and/or talk

6. YES, THEY CAN!

ISR instructors teach verbal and non-verbal infants and children the skills on how to successfully float and swim.  This is done through extensive training in sensorimotor learning and operant conditioning

7. THE ISR PROGRAM IS A GREAT FORERUNNER TO OTHER AQUATIC PROGRAMS

The solid foundations we teach our students such as breath control, head- and body position and swim movement are a great base for when they reach the age for stroke development and rotary breathing 

8. FAMILIES BEHAVE SAFER AROUND WATER

Statistics show that students that have been gone through the ISR program are less likely to fall in the water and their parents are more alert around water then families who have not gone through the program

9. START THEM YOUNG, TRAIN THEM RIGHT!

Register your child when they're young, and look for a certified ISR instructor so they are getting trained right and reach high levels of success and self-esteem   

10. THE SOONER, THE SAFER!

With ISR Self-Rescue® as an option, why choose anything else? Your child could swim…just watch them!

 

 

 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

What is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) position on swimming lessons for young children? 

In March of 2019, the AAP updated its drowning prevention policy and lays out strategies to protect children at each stage of their life. According to the AAP, “Evidence reveals that many children older than 1 year will benefit from swim lessons. Swim lessons are increasingly available for a wide range of children, including those with various health conditions and disabilities such as ASD. A parent or caregiver’s decision about when to initiate swim lessons must be individualized based on a variety of factors, including comfort with being in the water, health status, emotional maturity, and physical and cognitive limitations. Although swim lessons provide 1 layer of protection from drowning, swim lessons do not “drown proof” a child, and parents must continue to provide barriers to prevent unintended access when not in the water and closely supervise children when in and around water.” Further, the AAP states, “There is tremendous variability among swim lessons, and not every program will be right for each child. Parents and caregivers should investigate options for swim lessons in their community before enrollment to make sure that the program meets their needs and the needs of the child. High-quality swim lessons provide more experiential training, including swimming in clothes, in life jackets, falling in, and practicing self-rescue.”

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘DROWN-PROOF.’ 
PLEASE ALWAYS USE PROPER SUPERVISION.

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