Flotation devices such as floaties, inflatable rings, etc., often can provide a false sense of security for parents and children. These items can easily deflate or fall off your child's arm, leaving them in a potentially dangerous situation.
Flotation devices also hold children in postures that are not compatible with swimming skills. If a child learns he can jump in the water and go into a vertical posture and still come up to breathe, he is getting the wrong idea about that water environment. Flotation devices are for children who cannot swim. Children, who cannot swim, should NOT be allowed to learn that it is safe to play in the water while relying on a flotation device. Life jackets must be worn in a boat or around the water when there is the potential for an accidental "fall-in". They are not a substitute for the ability to swim or for adult supervision.
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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.
At ISR of Lake Lanier your child will receive hands on one-on-one safe instruction from a highly certified and effective instructor. With just one student and instructor, this allows your instructor to focus fully on the individual needs of your child as all children are unique in their personalities and cognitive learning abilities.
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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Now more than ever with neighborhoods opening their pools, please encourage those you know with small children to get them trained with these life saving techniques. Infant Swimming Resource is the safest provider of infant drowning prevention lessons. Drowning is silent and it's preventable! Lessons officially begin June 5th in Gainesville. If you do not live in the surrounding area, please visit InfantSwim.com for an instructor near you.
Although 10 minutes may seem like a very short lesson, remember that each lesson is private and your child is getting the undivided attention of their instructor. Each lesson, though short, is very intense. Most group lesson are only 30-45 minutes in length with as many as 6 children in each class. This equals only about 5-7 minutes of actual instruction time for each child. Before deciding that your child can't possibly learn in such a short lesson, come and observe one or more ISR of Lake Lanier lessons.
ISR has implemented the 10 minute maximum lesson length to ensure the safety of the student. Vasoconstriction checks and the condition of the abdomen dictate the end of the lesson not the clock (parents always notice that Ms. Robin NEVER wears a watch).
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Did you know that 86% of children found in an aquatic emergency are wearing their day to day attire? This provides a completely different experience for your child. Extra weight, sensory experiences and distractions. At ISR of Lake Lanier, our lessons are concluded when children demonstrate that they are both competent and confident in their skills. It is NEVER a "trial by fire" or a "push and see what happens scenario".
During the final week at ISR of Lake Lanier lessons, while under the watchful eye of Instructor Robin Adams, each of her students have the opportunity to practice their ISR Self-Rescue™skills in both their summer and winter clothes. Our next available session begins May in Gwinnett County. Contact Robin today: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our sign up page by clicking HERE!
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