Infant Swimming Resource Atlanta

Children 6 Months To 6 years Learn Self-Rescueâ„¢ Skills

At ISR, your child's safety is our first priority. Each lesson is uniquely tailored to your child's needs based on comprehensive assessment and continual monitoring of your child's health and skill attainment. Because every child learns at his or her own pace, your child will be gently guided through each skill level.

6 months to 12 months:

Children between 6 months and 12 months of age learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their back and float unassisted, rest and breathe until help arrives. These skills are mastered in an average of 4 weeks.

1 year to 6 years:

Children 1 year to 6 years of age learn to hold their breath underwater, swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe then roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, crawl out or be rescued by an adult. These skills are mastered in an average of 6 weeks.

Parent Education:

Your child is not the only one who will learn during lessons. Infant Swimming Resource's program includes comprehensive parent education on aquatic safety and drowning prevention. Once your child is skilled, you will join me in the water to practice with your child.

Visit for a video presentation of these skills

All children learn to perform these self-rescue skills first in a swim diaper, then while fully clothed.

Please remember, there is no substitute for adult supervision.