These safe and effective lessons are customized to your child and taught one on one. We do not offer group lessons. Your child’s lesson experience will be unique and to provide the safest possible lesson. The instructor’s attention will be focused on your baby only throughout the lesson period.
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 typically between 4 and 8 weeks.
Your Certified ISR Instructor 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, ISR recommends that every child participates in Refresher lessons every 6 months to a year. This will enable your child to learn how to adjust their swimming and floating skills to their continually growing and developing bodies.
What will your child 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 breathe; 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 their clothes.