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. Our team of nearly 450 highly trained ISR Instructors provides the safest and most effective survival swimming lessons available. The ISR Self-Rescue® instruction our students receive today is the product of over 50 years of research and achieves unparalleled results.
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.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4 in 23 U.S. states. Nationwide, it ranks second only to vehicle accidents. On average, 11 children drown every day.
Give your child the competence, confidence and skills of aquatic safety with Infant Swimming Resource's Self-Rescue® program. The safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years of age.
Here at ISR, giving back is part of our culture. To help give back, and to provide lessons to children in need, ISR established its Community of Caring Scholarship Program in 2007. Learn more about how you can help make a difference!
"Kym is a true master of her skills and is absolutely amazing. I am forever thankful for what she has taught my daughter!"
"It was incredible and emotional to see. I cried tears of joy knowing my son would be able to save himself in the same situation that nearly killed him a year ago."
I have no doubt that she can save herself if she would accidentally come in contact with the water. This program is not only effective, but I am confident that it's life-saving. Best time and money spent."