ISR, where kids learn to swim!


ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) is the global leader in survival swimming lessons for infants and young children ages 6 months-6 years. 

At ISR, children learn to SWIM. Not with floaties, not with kickboards, not with noodles. Using a device to keep afloat is not swimming! Your child is guaranteed to be aquatically independent in the water in approximately 6 weeks.

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Children ages 6 months-12 months 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.

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.

Your baby can be a water baby!


ISR’s unique results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water. What your child will learn, and the way he or she will learn it, is what makes ISR so different from traditional swimming lessons. Always putting safety first, ISR emphasizes 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 his or her 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.

"Not One More Child Drowns"

ISR's mission statement serves as the foundation of everything we do. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4 in the U.S. and we have the power to help reduce that statistic. To date, ISR has 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.

Classes available in Manhattan and surrounding areas

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