Teaching Babies to Save themselves in the Water (ISR)
Teaching Babies as young as six months old to turn over and float if they accidentally fall in a pool or body of water. It's called Infant Swimming Resource or ISR. Infant Swimming Resource--Self Rescue Instruction
Karen Jones is the only Instructor Certified to teach ISR in Central Illinois. Other Instructors are in Chicago, St. Louis or Indianapolis. Becoming a certified is a process.
Infant Swimming Resource's Self-Rescue is a program teaches children how to survive if they were to reach the water alone. ISR lessons are one-on-one and customized to the developmental level of each child. Babies who can crawl--generally six months to 12 months old--learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe. Children who can walk--generally one year of age and older (up to six years)--learn to hold their breath under water, 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. Each session is a 6-7 week course, scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 minutes each day.
An important distinction between ISR and other programs is our emphasis on safety before, during and after lessons: Prior to beginning lessons, your child's unique medical history is reviewed by a team of medical professionals to identify any potential health issues that may affect your child's lessons and safety.
During lessons: ISR's protocols have allowed for more than 7 million lessons to be safely delivered by Certified ISR Instructors.
Parent education: Your child is not the only one learning during lessons. ISR's program includes comprehensive parent education on aquatic safety and drowning prevention.
Why Choose ISR? Qualified Instructors: Your child will learn survival swimming skills from a well-trained and highly qualified Instructor using principles that have been researched, proven, and tested for more than 45 years. Each certified ISR instructor, completes a rigorous, 8-week in-water and academic training course and participates in a highly specialized annual re certification to maintain the highest level of safety and caliber of instruction.