Many programs teach children that the water is a fun place to play without teaching them any meaningful skills. Remember the water will not be a fun place for your child if he or she is unskilled and finds himself alone in the water. This approach may actually make a child more vulnerable to drowning as a child is taught to be fearless without any understanding of the skills needed for effective swimming.
From Infant Swimming Resource, "During lessons, each ISR Student, regardless of age, learns to rollover and float. For infants, rolling over to float and maintaining that float is the focus for ISR lessons until around the time they begin to walk. This skill then integrates with the swim-float-swim sequence once a child is walking."
ISR lessons encourage water competence first thereby promoting a safe foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of the water.
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