Our Team

Tanya Carew-Ashcroft

Tanya Carew-Ashcroft

Tanya is a Senior Master Instructor with the Infant Swimming Resource program. Tanya began teaching ISR lessons in 2000 and since that time has taught thousands of children throughout the United States self-rescue® skills. Additionally, Tanya is the training coordinator for new instructors wishing to expand our mission.

Tanya has been described by her students’ families as firm but fair and passionate about what her job. She loves meeting new people, educating them about the program and watching her students learn valuable skills and develop the confidence in themselves as swimmers.

Tanya is the co-owner of The Swimming Resource, LLC and Swim Babies, LLC.

Lisa King, RN

Lisa King, RN

Lisa is a Registered Nurse with most of her medical experience in pediatrics for the past 28 years. She has also been teaching ISR since 1987 and supports the Academic Department for all ISR Instructors. Not only does Lisa teach her own students, but as a Senior Master Instructor, she also trains instructors at every level and provides guidance and mentoring on educational and theoretical levels.

Lisa has two children of her own who are now adults. They both started ISR lessons at the age of six months and then went on to learn snorkeling skills by the age of two years. They both love all water activities and still float when they want or need to. Lisa is convinced that more adults would not drown if they had learned to float when they were younger.

ISR has been not only her life mission, but has also provided a great start for her children’s love of and lifelong enjoyment in the water. While no child should ever be considered “drown proof”, Lisa looks forward to that same start for your child by ensuring efficient aquatic skills that will be a tremendous safety net in the event of an accidental fall into the water or while just having fun in the pool.

Nivine (Neveen) Ankoud

Nivine (Neveen) Ankoud

Nivine was raised in Southern California and spent her entire childhood on the beaches in the U.S. and internationally. As a person who absolutely loves any water related activities, she knew once she had her daughter they would spend a lot of time near the water. Nivine also knew she wanted her daughter to have adequate aquatic skills so she enrolled her for lessons at a local swim school for over a year and was frustrated with how slow her progression was due to the structure of their lessons. In 2013, Nivine saw a video of Miles, the toddler in the blue cotton jumper who falls into the water and then rolls back to float, and maintains his float for five minutes, fully clothed. She was absolutely amazed that a toddler could save himself from drowning which lead her directly to the ISR national website. She enrolled her daughter in ISR lessons that same night; this continues to be one of the best decisions she has made as a parent. Nivine was amazed by the quick progression of her life-saving skills and the care her instructor took to ensure her daughter’s safety at all times. A year later, Nivine began her journey of becoming an ISR instructor. If given the opportunity to teach your child self-rescue® skills, you will see that Nivine too is firm, fair and passionate about what she does.

Jordan Benners

Jordan Benners

Jordan has over 15 years of experience teaching swimming lessons to children of all ages. She is a full-time mama to three little ones, works part time as a Physical Therapist, and is both a certified ISR instructor as well as a WSI Certified Swim Instructor. She combines her passion for children with her knowledge and expertise as a physical therapist to create a fun environment for children to learn to swim. She is fun, energetic, (a little silly at times!), patient, and can identify the specific needs of each child. Jordan has taught even the most reluctant child (and adult!) to swim, and she utilizes her former days of Junior Olympic Swimming to help advanced swimmers work on swim team strokes. These qualities combined have made her one of the most sought-after swim instructors in the Lake Highlands / North Dallas area.

Ashlee Forscher

Ashlee Forscher

Ashlee trained under Senior Master Instructor, Tanya Carew-Ashcroft, in 2011 as an instructor and taught in her area for a few years before stepping away to be home with her kids more. Now, Ashlee is the Swim Babies behind the scenes gal who manages scheduling, hosting locations and all the ISR questions that come her way.

Ashlee lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children, both ISR skilled swimmers. She looks forward to answering your questions and getting you started with your families journey with self-rescue® lessons.

Alyssa Neider

Alyssa Neider

Alyssa first learned of Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) when she took her daughter to the local community pool where she then lived in Hawaii and saw a child the same age as her daughter doing the swim, float, swim. Alyssa asked the mom of the little boy questions of where he learned how to swim like that at such a young age, and it was then the mom of the little boy explained to her about ISR. Colbie, then began ISR lessons a few short weeks later, has since completed ISR swim lessons successfully and continues to attend maintenance lessons.

Alyssa was so amazed by the lessons she quickly began to research to see if there were any instructors near her hometown of Middleton, WI. Alyssa found that there was only one instructor in the entire state of Wisconsin and it was about a two-hour drive from her hometown. At that moment, Alyssa knew she wanted to inquire about becoming a certified ISR Instructor and fulfilling the mission of ISR that “Not One More Child Drowns.” Alyssa completed her 8 weeks of ISR training in Dallas, TX to become a certified ISR Instructor.

Alyssa is an Army Wife as her husband, Tim, has been serving in the Army on Active Duty for the last 20 years. When not instructing ISR lessons, Alyssa loves to spend time with her husband Tim and 5-year-old daughter, Colbie. Alyssa enjoys running, taking her daughter to all the different activities she participates in and playing with her two weimaraners. Alyssa loves meeting new people, and educating them about the Infant Swimming Resource Program. Alyssa looks forward to working with your little ones and teaching them self-rescue® skills as well as a lifelong love for the water.

Pam Seegers

Pam Seegers

Pam trained under Senior Master Instructor, Tanya Carew-Ashcroft, in 2017 as an instructor and is a great asset to the Swim Babies team! She looks forward to bringing self-rescue® lessons to her home town in Arkansas. Pam enjoys traveling too so she has spent her first two sessions training some of our kiddos in Georgia!