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empowering infants and children with self-rescue swim lessons.

Thank you for your interest in providing this gift of a lifetime.

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) is the safest and only provider of comprehensive swimming and aquatic self-rescue™ swimming instruction.  Included below is some information to help you become more familiar with ISR.

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.

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.

Lessons are 1 on 1 and run Monday through Friday, 10 minutes, 5 days a week.I am currently looking for a pool to teach sessions out of. Unfortunately, I am not sure when the next session will start. (hopefully soon)
It takes the child around 4 to 7 weeks to learn the skills.

– rolling back and floating unassisted (6 month to 14 months) or
Watch Video of students rolling back and floating

 – swim float swim sequence (14 month/ walking age and up).
Watch this video to see toddlers swim float swim

The program is skill-based yet 4-6 weeks for floaters and 6-7 weeks for the swim sequence are very accurate time frames.  
Let me know if you have any questions.

Please call or email us if you have any questions after reading the information below.  808-393 6319 –

ISR Information, Location, Prices

Those interested can begin once I secure a pool, pending your child has received clearance from our Registration Evaluation Team (RET).  Lessons are 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.

Here are the Facts about ISR:

ISR was founded in 1966 by Dr. Harvey Barnett with the guiding mission “to prevent drowning and enrich the lives of children by teaching them to swim” and to ensure that Not One More Child Drowns.
Since its creation, ISR has provided over 8 million safe and effective lessons to more than 175,000 children.
This nationally recognized program is the first and only drowning prevention strategy that has earned a 100% safety record.
ISR Certified Instructors are trained through an extensive 5 week course guided by a Master Instructor, during which time the Instructor is trained and tested in the academic areas of child psychology, behavioral science, physiology, and anatomy.  In addition to gaining an academic foundation, Instructors engage in over 40 hours of hands on, in water practical application of the technique.
The ISR National website is an award winning and nationally recognized site, providing information about water safety and aquatic self-rescue training for infants and young children, please visit for the complete ISR Story, as well as to view pictures and videos and read testimonials from parents and doctors.

The ISR Lesson Experience:

ISR Lessons are available to infants and young children 6 months – 6 years old.
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 child only throughout the lesson period.
Lessons are no more than 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 6 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 1 to 2 weeks of 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.

Your Child’s Self-rescue Skills:

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 swim-float-swim 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 both their summer and winter clothes.

Location:  (south side of Bend)

weekly lesson fee $110/week + a one time national registration fee of $105 with the National Office

The fee for ISR lessons at ISR Swim School is $100/week. Sibling discounts are also available for simultaneous lessons.  There is a national registration and health evaluation process. The one time fee of $105 goes towards the registration process, health evaluation by a group of doctors and nurses (an online process) and a welcome package to support you and your child.  Prior to beginning lessons, each child must be cleared by our Registration Evaluation Team (RET) to ensure that we deliver the safest possible lesson for your child.      

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to register your child. Thank you for considering ISR lessons for your child!  

The Sooner The Safer

To see what your child will learn, WATCH THIS VIDEO :
6 months to 1 year
1 year and up

Zolomedia in Central Oregon

Watch ISR Swim School children empowered with self-rescue swim lessons –

Jens Trumpa
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)
Bend, Oregon