ISR FORT MYERS LLC Kathy Cole, Senior Master Instructor Steve Cole, Certified ISR Instructor
               ISR FORT MYERS LLCKathy Cole, Senior Master Instructor       Steve Cole, Certified ISR Instructor

About ISR Self-Rescue

What Your Child Will Learn In Lessons

Short for Infant Swimming Resource, ISR Self-Rescue® Skills unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water. 
Please visit for more detailed history on ISR Self-Rescue® Skills and how it came about.

What your child will learn and the way they will learn it is what makes US so different from traditional swimming lessons.  Always putting safety first, we emphasize competence, which leads to confidence, and provides the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in and around the water.

What your child will learn depends on their age and developmental readiness, but in all cases, at minimum, your child will learn to roll onto his or her back to float, rest, and breathe, and to maintain this position until help arrives.
Children 6-12 Months Old
Generally speaking, children ages 6 months to 1 year learn the ISR Self-Rescue® skill of rolling onto their backs to float, rest and breathe.  They learn to maintain this position until help arrives. This usually takes about 5 weeks for them to master.


Children 1-6 Years Old


Older, more mobile children will learn the full ISR Self-Rescue® sequence of swimming until they need air, rotating onto the back to float, then rolling back over to continue swimming. ISR students are taught to repeat this sequence until they reach the safety of the steps, side of the pool, or the shoreline. Children age 1-2 typically require 6 weeks of lessons to master the swim-float-swim sequence.  Children age 3-6 typically require 4-5 weeks of lessons to master the swim-float-swim sequence.

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