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1 / When Can My Baby Begin Lessons?

Must be 6 months old and comfortably sitting up unassisted.

2 / Why 10-Minute Lessons?

Young children are sensorimotor learners. Research shows that mastery of a sensorimotor skill is most effectively achieved by short, frequent exposure. The ISR 10 minute lesson structure honors the childs attention span and avoids the risk of temperature and physical fatigue, which we closely monitor during pool time. Lessons are mentally and physically demanding on their little bodies (much like a workout!). We need each and every lesson to be an optimal learning experience.

3 / Do I Have to Get in the Water?

No. Parents sit poolside during lessons. Your instructor may ask you to join a lesson when your child is fully skilled. In this way, you are able to learn how to interact with and  experience your child's new skills.

4 / What Do We Do After Our Session Is Over?

Maintenance lessons keep skills sharp and ensure that “bad habits” are not formed. Keep in mind that just like riding a bike, the more your child uses their skills, the less likely they are to get “rusty.” We want their skills sharp at all times. Refresher lessons are crucial in order to refine your child's skills to suit their growing bodies. They allow instructors to make any necessary adjustments as students reach new developmental and physical milestones. At the end of your child's initial session, your instructor will discuss and recommend an appropriate maintenance schedule.

5 / Will My Child Be Thrown into the Pool?

NO! No student is ever thrown into the pool. When the child is fully skilled, we gently mimic real life fall in scenarios - an accidental roll in, reaching in for a toy, falling face first, etc. There is no ISR lesson in which an instructor is throwing your child in.

6 / Is My Child Too Old for ISR?

We teach kids up to about 6 or 7.

7 / Why Do You Have Children Swim in Clothes?

Because 86% of children who fall in the water do so fully clothed, we want our students to experience the variables and know how to manage them before an accident occurs.

8 / Will My Child Cry?

For the first week or two your little one may cry, because they are in a new environment and around new people. Children may cry because this is how they communicate with us. They may also cry if they are uncomfortable, or are doing somthing that is new to them. Once your child is comfortable with the new skills they learned, the crying may lessen or stop completely. I will give all the snuggles and do my best to make lessons a positive experience.


Keep in mind that during an aquatic emergency, we want these cries to notify someone they need help! A crying baby is a breathing baby!

9 / How Do I Register My Child?

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