Infant Swimming Resource


ISR is the nation's leading provider of aquatic survival swimming and self-rescue™ skills.  Our mission is "to prevent drowning, and enrich the lives of children and parents by teaching aquatic survival skills."  Our goal is that "not one more child drowns."

ISR teaches aquatic problem solving skills through highly effective, specialized survival swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 6 years old.  With over 40 years of research and development, ISR provides the most comprehensive drowning prevention program available today.

Since 1966, ISR has held a 100% safety record, and has delivered over 7 million lessons to more than 175,000 children nationwide. To date, ISR has 788 documented cases of children using ISR techniques to save themselves from drowning.  Not one former ISR student has ever drowned.

Self-Rescue™ Method
Children ages 6-12 months learn the rollback-to-float method; they learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back, and float unassisted. Children 1-6 years learn to hold their breath underwater, swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, then roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, crawl out or be rescued by an adult. All children perform these skills first in a swim diaper, then while fully clothed.  With these skills your child will be able to swim independently and learn to move at his or her own pace toward the safety of the side of the pool or the shores of a pond or lake.

For more information on the ISR program or to locate a certified ISR Instructor in your area, please visit our national website at

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