Of all preschoolers who drown, 70% are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning. The focus of ISR Lessons is SURVIVAL!
3 Lines of Defense Against Drowning:
Even the most aquatically skilled child is not “drown-proofed”...
The following are 3 lines of defense against drowning:
Effective Adult Supervision: Constant Eyes On
Incorporate segmented supervision by designating a specific period of time to devote your complete and undivided attention to your child who is around the water. E.g. For 15 minutes, give your child 100% of your attention - do not answer the phone or turn your back, even for “just a second”. Designate one parent as the Water Watcher so there is no confusion as to which adult is responsible for watching your child.
Barriers to Entry: Fences, gates and alarms
The second line of defense is appropriate fencing around your pool, and locks to prevent access to the pool and pool alarms. Pool fences should be at least 4 feet high and should be permanently installed around the pool. A self-latching gate is a critical feature.
Survival Swimming Lessons: Like those taught by ISR
Infant Swimming Resource provides the safest and most comprehensive survival swimming lessons world-wide. For over 45 years, children 6 months to 6 years old have been learning ISR Self-Rescue™ techniques, teaching them skills that give them confidence and competence in the water.
Want us to teach your child to snorkel?
Ask your Instructor about lessons. Generally speaking, we teach skilled ISR students as young as 3 years old to snorkel. Here are some options on gear to purchase for your child. Ask your instructor which is best for your little one!!