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Welcome to Beaumont Swim Babies

ISR’s mission is … “to prevent drowning, and enrich the lives of children, by teaching them to swim.”

Our goal is…”to make each student an aquatic problem solver.”

Welcome to Certified Instructor, Shelley Duke’s Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) website.
Shelley teaches ISR survival swimming techniques for infants and young children in Beaumont, Texas.


What is ISR?

Here in Beaumont we are excited to bring you the most successful swimming program in the country.  Thousands of infants have been taught to avoid tragic water accidents by enrolling in the Infant Swimming Resource program.

Infant Swimming Resource is the most comprehensive drowning prevention program in the world.  ISR teaches aquatic independence and problem solving through highly effective specialized survival swimming lessons for children ages 6 months to 6 years old.

Over 175,000 infants and young children have participated in ISR lessons.  Backed by over 40 years of research and development, ISR has a 100% safety record.

Give your child the gift of safety while providing them with the foundations for a lifelong love of the water.  Give the ISR self-rescue swim lessons.


ISR Philosophy

ISR fundamentally differs from most other swim programs.  ISR is not simply a water acclimation program.  Our underlying philosophy is “competence before confidence.”  We want our students to have the skills to survive and aquatic emergency.  We want them to become aquatic problem solvers.  The goal of ISR lessons is for a student to perform independently by the end of lessons.

ISR claims a 94-100% retention rate up to one year.


Understanding the Problem

Since this time yesterday, 11 infants and young children drowned in the United States.  Another 39 fell into the water and sustained permanent brain damage.  In Texas and 18 other states, childhood drownings are the #1 cause of accidental death for children under the age of 4.


Can your child swim?

It has taken more than 40 years to sufficiently research, test, and implement the critical aspects for safe and effective infant aquatic survival lessons.  The foundation, expertise, information and technique now exist so that no infant or young child has to drown.  It is called Infant Swimming Resource.

Babies as young as 6 months old can learn how to save themselves from a fall into the water.  The Rollback-to-Float program teaches breath control, correct floating posture, and the skills to attain a back float and remain floating for varied periods of time.  Infants approximately 6-12 months old are taught to rotate from a face-down position in the water to a backfloat to rest and breathe.  It takes approximately 3-4 weeks to learn these skills.

Children as young as 1 year can be taught the Swim-Float-Swim sequence.  This program teaches the skills necessary for a child to reach the steps, edge of the pool or shore.  This process begins with teaching breath control.  Children learn correct swimming posture, movement through the water, the rollback-to-float as well as rotating to a face down position to continue to swim.  The Swim-Float-Swim sequence typically takes 4-6 weeks to learn.

ISR uses both verbal and non-verbal cues to teach infant and young children.  Even though your child might not yet communicate verbally, he or she can learn the ISR technique.  Remember, your child nay not talk, but he or she has learned to crawl, walk, and run.  That is the only skill they need to find themselves in water danger.

Thanks for your interest in Infant Swimming Resource!