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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.


Babies who can sit unassisted and crawl, generally 6-12 months old, learn he ISR Self-Rescue® skill of rolling onto their backs to float, rest and breathe.  They learn to maintain this position until help arrives.  Once students are fully skilled, they will practice these same skills fully clothed. during lessons. 

ISR's Roll-Back-to-Float Sequence from Infant Swimming Resource on Vimeo


Children one year of age and older, learn the 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. Children between 12 months and 18 months may not be developmentally ready to do the entire swim-float-swim sequence. This will be assessed with parents individually.

ISR's Swim-Float-Swim Sequence from Infant Swimming Resource on Vimeo

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