Lesson Details:




The ISR technique has been undergoing research and development for more than 45 years to provide a safe teaching system that gives children the skills they need to keep them safe in the water.


Unlike other programs, ISR classes are:


- Customised, one-on-one, with a Certified ISR Instructor.

- Lasts maximum 10 minutes daily, five times a week for 6 to 8 weeks. 

- Focused on your child's health, with ongoing assessments and parent education.

- Provide your child with the skills and abilities to be safe in the water.


Focus on teaching the child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to be able to maintain this life­‐saving position until help arrives.




Focus on teaching the swim-­float-­swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they  reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued. Once the children are fully skilled they will practice ISR’s survival techniques, fully clothed during lessons. It is recommended that children complete refresher lessons to help their in-­water skill level grow with their physical development.




Refresher lessons are extremely important in continuing and maintaining your child’s ISR Self‐Rescue™ skill development. Children grow and develop rapidly from infants to toddlers and young children. This development process represents improved strength, coordination, and a more finely tuned cognitive ability. In accordance with this growth, children enrolled in ISR return periodically to participate in Refresher Lessons. Refresher lessons are designed to fine­‐tune your child’s existing ISR Self­‐Rescue™ skills to meet the demands of their growing bodies. It will allow them to make adjustments in their float and strengthen their swim. Previous Swim-­Float‐Swim students will take approximately 2 weeks to complete. Previous Rollback‐to‐Float students, refresher lessons will likely take approximately 3-­4 weeks.

Maintenance lessons are also available at any time for regular fine­‐tuning of your child's skills. These lessons are highly recommended.

Founded in 1966, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), with it’s Self‐Rescue™ programme, is Internationally recognised as the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for infants and young children. We recognise that parents need their children to feel comfortable in and around water. At ISR, your child’s safety is our first priority. Each survival swim lesson is uniquely tailored to your child’s needs based on a comprehensive assessment 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.

Parent Resources:

For additional parent resources click and download the files below:

1. FullBUDS

2. Poolside BUDS

3. Family Aquatic Safety List