While you are watching your ISR of Lake Lanier student in the water this July 4th weekend, she will have her eye on the wall or steps. One of the first skills taught in ISR lessons is to open the eyes underwater to look for safety at the edge of the pool, the ladder, or the steps so that, once the child learns the full ISR Self-Rescue™ technique, she can swim-float-swim!
Don't forget YOU have to be the CEO of your child (Constant Eyes On)!
The ISR Self-Rescue™ Swim-Float-Swim program teaches the skills necessary for a child to reach the steps, edge of the pool or shore. This process begins with teaching breath control and the skills to turn around in the water to secure the edge. Children learn correct swimming posture, movement through the water, the rollback-to-float sequence, as well as rotating to a face down position to continue to swim. This “swim-float-swim” sequence can be repeated until safety is reached.
When you learn about ISR, you know this is the most important level of protection you can give your child to prevent drowning. If fences, supervision, and alarms fail, your child's skill is an additional measure of protection!
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As Summer approaches, remember to always practice safety around ALL bodies of water and especially on Lake Lanier! Georgia's Life Jacket Law states "all children under 10 years of age on a moving vessel must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved and appropriately sized personal flotation device (PFD)."
The law does not apply when a child is within a fully enclosed roofed cabin or other fully enclosed roofed compartment or structure of the vessel. Code 52-7-8 (d) (3).
ISR of Lake Lanier family and friends...floaties and toy-type rings are NOT approved flotation devices.
Please be aware that even Coast Guard approved life jackets cause a child to float in the face down position! Floating with a CG approved life jacket can be difficult for even our most skilled ISR of Lake Lanier students. At your child's next ISR lesson, make sure the instructor tests your son or daughters swimming and floating skills while wearing their life jacket.
Today was a perfect day to take a stroll on my mom and dad’s dock. It reminded me of when I was little taking the same stroll on this very dock. Growing up on Lake Lanier was perfect for our family. I can't believe we have lived on this lake since 1978! The weekend always brings rough waters during the summer, but so peaceful during the week and throughout the year.
Now that my sister and brother-in-law live nearby with their kids, their favorite place to go is down to my parent’s dock. I’m not a fan of them swimming when its rough waters, but knowing that they are all skilled ISR swimmers I am comforted in knowing that they have that extra layer of protection.
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