Categories: Educational, Sports & Recreation | Issue: July 2020
Infant Swimming Resource Survival swimming lessons for children ages 6 months - 6 years old. Brandy Flewellen, ISR Instructor 918-402-8801 www.infantswim.com
Founded in 1966 by Dr. Harvey Barnett, ISR is now the global leader in the industry it pioneered: survival-swimming lessons for infants and young children. Our team of nearly 450 highly trained ISR Instructors provides the safest and most effective survival swimming lessons available. The ISR Self-Rescue® instruction their students receive today is the product of over 45 years of research and achieves unparalleled results. Today, their mission, “Not One More Child Drowns,” is the foundation of everything they do and is the driving force behind ISR’s employees, their independent ISR Instructors, and their major corporate partnerships. We believe the successful prevention of the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4 in the U.S. will require a large group of caring and capable professionals whose sole focus is to save lives. To date, they have delivered more than 8,000,000 ISR Self-Rescue® lessons and saved more than 800 lives. ISR believes pool fences, supervision, and pool alarms are important parts of a necessary multi-layered approach to drowning prevention. However, traditional lines of defense break down, and the over 4,000 drowning deaths per year bear a grim testament to the fact that traditional approaches are missing a key component: the child. ISR’s core conviction is that the child is the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy and their over 300,000 ISR graduates and 800 documented survival stories are proof that children can save themselves. Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences; at ISR they take that ability and teach them skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone. 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. Always putting safety first, ISR emphasizes competence, which leads to confidence, and provides the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in and around the water. Generally speaking, children ages 6 months to 1 year learn the ISR Self-Rescue® skill of rolling onto their backs to float, rest and breathe. They learn to maintain this position until help arrives. Older, more mobile children will learn the full ISR Self-Rescue® sequence of swimming until they need air, rotating onto the back to float, then rolling back over to continue swimming. ISR students are taught to repeat this sequence until they reach the safety of the steps, side of the pool, or the shoreline.