Learn to Swim
Infant Swim Lessons
ISR Self-Rescue skills can and do save lives. However, the number one defense against drowning of young children is effective supervision. Your child is not the only one who learns during lessons. Part of ISR’s comprehensive program involves education about specific ways you can protect your children from water hazards. ISR survival swimming techniques are an integral part of your families drowning prevention program. ISR lessons are 4-6 weeks in duration, Monday-Friday for no longer than 10 minutes a day. Each lesson is one-on-one and customized to the developmental level of each child. Babies who can crawl – generally six months to 12 months old– learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe. Children who can walk, generally one year of age and older (up to six years)– learn to hold their breath under water, swim with their head down and eyes open, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool and can crawl out.
Since statistics show that 86% of all children who drown are fully clothed at the time, during the final week of lessons, while under the watchful eye of an Instructor, each of our students has the opportunity to practice their ISR Self-Rescue skills in both their summer and winter clothes.
For more information on finding an instructor in your area, please visit:
A list of helpful resources, links, and downloads are below.
Drowning Prevention Safety Rules
Download our water safety info! DPC Brochure
SafeKids Water Safety Tips (https://www.safekids.org/watersafety)
DOWNLOADS/DPC WATER SAFETY RESOURCES
DPC WATER SAFETY BROCHURE DPC BROCHURE
DPC ENGLISH/Spanish Rules Card Card English/Spanish Rules
Children’s Grief Center El Paso http://www.cgcelpaso.org/
Kid Safety Rules Safety Tips
Hands Only CPR
- Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1-4
- In 2007, there were 3,443 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States, averaging ten deaths per day.
- Children under five and adolescents between the ages of 15-24 have the highest drowning rates.
- Of all preschoolers who fatally drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.
You can help us spread the word! Here are some helpful resources to use in your practice that can help educate families on the risks of drowning.