Generally speaking, children ages six months to one year learn the ISR Self-Rescue® skill of rolling onto their backs to float, to rest, and to breathe. They learn to maintain this position until help arrives. For more information, please see this page: https://www.infantswim.com/lessons/isr-lessons.html.
We do, but the instructor has been certified on how best to hold and to train the child in the water. Please be mindful of that.
This nonrefundable $105 fee to ISR, Inc., covers a medical screening by our ISR registration evaluation team (RET) to assess the physical and developmental readiness of your child. The national ISR team requires children to be at least six months old and be able to sit up independently in order to complete the registration process.
Your child will understand basic, age-appropriate swimming techniques, such as rolling over from a facedown position, unassisted floating, and even swmming facedown for three to five seconds. If desired, they can continue to our Learn-To-Swim classes, which cover more advanced swimming techniques.
The high frequency of classes helps your child properly form the muscle memory for the swimming techniques they will be learning.
While it’s OK to skip the occasional lesson, frequent absences can lengthen the process of forming muscle memory for your child.
ISR lessons are available to students six months to four years old.
It’s a required certification for swimming instructors who teach infants.