Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)

Founded in 1966, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), with its Self-Rescue® program, is nationally recognized as the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for infants and young children.  We recognized that parents need their children to feel comfortable in and around water.

At ISR, your child’s safety is our first priority.  Each survival swim lesson is uniquely tailored to your child’s needs based on a comprehensive assessment and continual monitoring of your child’s health and skill attainment.

We understand that every child learns at his or her own pace, and accordingly you child will be gently guided through each skill level based on his or her level of development and readiness.


An important distinction between ISR and other swimming programs is our emphasis on safety before, during, and after lessons.  Unlike traditional swimming lessons, ISR teaches children aquatic survival techniques designed to help them survive should they reach the water alone.  For more than 45 years ISR’s proven, Self-Rescue® program has and continues to provide:

SAFETY:  ISR’s #1 priority for your child

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Each ISR Instructor safely and gently guides your child through the process of mastering his/her survival skills.  The protocols and ongoing education your Instructor receives ensures that your child, at the end of lessons, will be able to successfully:
      • Demonstrate the age appropriate survival sequence
        • Including roll-back-to-float
        • And/or swim-float-swim


  • Each Instructor completes
      • A rigorous 8 week in-water and academic training course
      • Participates in highly specialized annual re-certification to maintain the highest level of safety and caliber of instruction.