About ISR

NOT ONE MORE CHILD DROWNS

Thousands of Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) lessons are taught every day worldwide as part of our commitment to prevent pediatric drowning. The commitment we made to parents over 45 years ago, to reach the next child before he or she reaches the water alone, is honored daily to achieve our mission that Not One More Child Drowns.

With a dedicated staff, many years of experience, and the highest safety standards in the industry, ISR is able to deliver the best survival swimming instruction in the world today. The result? Over 7 million safe and effective lessons delivered, providing children with a foundation for safety and a lifetime of fun in and around the water for your child.

SAFETY FIRST

At ISR, your child’s safety is our first priority. Each survival swimming lesson is uniquely tailored to your child’s needs based on a comprehensive assessments and continual monitoring of your child’s health and skill attainment. We understand that every child learns at his or her own pace, and accordingly, your child will be gently guided through each skill level based on his or her level of development and readiness. Read more about the skills your child will learn HERE.

ISR HISTORY

Founded by Harvey Barnett, Ph.D., in 1966, ISR endeavored to put an end to a preventable tragedy…childhood drowning. Barnett witnessed the aftermath of this tragedy after a neighbor’s 9-month-old son reached the water alone. From that point on, Barnett vowed to do everything possible to ensure that Not One More Child Drowns. A behavioral scientist by trade, Barnett adapted his theoretical knowledge of learning to pioneer the ISR Self-Rescue™ method used today to teach infants and young children to save themselves should they reach the water alone. What began as one man’s mission has transformed into a worldwide organization. To date, ISR has 790 documented cases of children using ISR’s survival swimming techniques to save themselves from drowning.