I get asked this question all the time. "Are you the program that throws babies in the pool?" Usually, they also say "That's how I learned to swim. We did it the 'regular' way. My parents just threw us in the water and said 'Swim!'". Interesting...my reply: "We at ISR do not throw babies in the water...however that's how you learned and I'm sorry. That experience must have been very traumatic."
ISR of Lake Lanier students are never expected to have aquatic skills beyond what we have taught them. I can assure you that ISR Instructors will never place a child in the water without knowing they can attain air successfully. Once a child is fully skilled, we safely place them in water at different orientations to be sure that they can demonstrate the life-saving skills.
Let's also clarify the difference between "throw" and "place":
Definition of "to throw" To propel something through the air by swinging the arm and releasing the object from the hand.
Definition of "to place" Transitive verb to put something or somebody in a particular location or position; to set
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