Arm your child with an extra layer of protection if they ever reach the water alone. If your toddler found their way to water, unsupervised, fully clothed, would they be able to remain calm and turn themselves over, get air, and float until help arrived? Because drowning knows no season, every ISR Self-Rescue® student practices their self-rescue skills in countless scenarios, including full clothes before "graduating" the program. ISR of Lake Lanier's Self-Rescue® lessons will be given in Gainesville, Georgia.
In Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Self-Rescue® instruction students receive the product of over 50 years of research and achieve unparalleled results. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Harvey Barnett, ISR is now the global leader in the industry it pioneered: survival swimming lessons for infants and young children. That's over 50 years y'all!
Today, our mission, “Not One More Child Drowns,” is the foundation of everything we do and is the driving force behind ISR’s employees, our independent ISR Instructors, and our major corporate partnerships. We believe the successful prevention of the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4 in the U.S. will require a large group of caring and capable professionals whose sole focus is to save lives. To date, we have delivered more than 8,000,000 ISR Self-Rescue® lessons and saved more than 800 lives.
ISR believes pool fences, supervision, and pool alarms are important parts of a necessary multi-layered approach to drowning prevention. However, traditional lines of defense break down, and the over 4,000 drowning deaths per year bear a grim testament to the fact that traditional approaches are missing a key component: the child. ISR’s core conviction is that the child is the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy and our over 300,000 ISR graduates and 800 documented survival stories are proof that children can save themselves. Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences; at ISR we take that ability and teach them skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone.
Due to the recent restrictions from COVID-19, lessons will be temporarily postponed until July. If you have not signed up for lessons, and are interested in doing so, please click the WAIT LIST button below. Fill out this form and you will be contacted once scheduling is being made for Summer Session Two.
Every year it seems I get the same question from parents regarding the cost of ISR Self-Rescue® instruction lessons versus traditional lessons. The best explanation I can give was written by fellow Michigan ISR Master Instructor Michael Petrella 4 years ago, he writes:
"I did the math on traditional swim lessons vs. ISR lessons. The rate I received from the local YMCA was $80 for a four-day session, 45 minutes per day. The Instructor to student ratio for the little ones, 3-year-old with little to no skills, is 4 students to 1 Instructor. (This is being generous. The ratio is more likely 6 to 1.) That works out to $80 for 45 minutes per student. I charge $75 a week and you get 50 minutes of one-on-one, specialized instruction from an aquatics behavioral specialist that has his own children and understands them, not a 19-year-old college swimmer home on summer break. I’m talking about an ISR Instructor schooled in behavior psychology and the aspects of sensorimotor learning, and shaping behavior, physiological conditions as they relate to the water, emotional learning, who has spent over 80 hours studying video and analyzing the effects of positive reinforcement and how it is applied at the precise moment in time to be effective. Oh, I almost forgot, with ISR you do have to pay a $105.00 application fee so our DOCTORS & NURSES on staff can ensure your child will receive a safe lesson. Yes, we have real-life doctors and nurses that review registrations. Here is the most important thing to consider. At the end of what would be 6 sessions (6 weeks), your child will have REAL skills to swim and more importantly rollback to float to save their life in an emergency situation. I’m talking fully clothed with jeans and a sweatshirt and shoes and a diaper on. Did I mention that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under 4? The sooner the safer! Don’t even get me started on the dangers of ‘Pop Tot’ & ‘Mommy & Me’ classes that teach babies that water is fun without teaching them what to do if they go and get into all that fun!"
If cost is not the issue then think about the quality of instruction you are receiving. My question when you shopped for a car seat, did you buy the cheapest one or did you look at the ratings and get the best car seat with the best safety record?
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