Infant Swimming Resource

Infant Swimming Resource is honored to be associated with the Trevor “Birdie” Davis Water Safety Foundation.

The Trevor “Birdie” Davis Water Safety Foundation first brought the Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) program to the D.C. area in 2007. Since then, more than 1,000 infants and young children in that area and surrounding communities have learned ISR Aquatic Self-Rescue™ skills.

ISR Instructors provide one-on-one survival swimming instruction during daily, 10-minute lessons. Infants from six to twelve months learn to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their backs and float unassisted. Children over one year learn the following sequence: how to hold their breath underwater, swim with their head down and eyes open, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and then roll back over to continue this sequence until they reach safety at the wall or edge.

Since 1966, ISR Instructors have taught these skills to over 200,000 children worldwide while maintaining an impeccable safety record. Most families in the DC area can trace their involvement with ISR directly to the Birdie Foundation.

In addition to the Foundation’s tireless work to raise community awareness of drowning prevention, including education about the ISR program, the Foundation has sponsored the training fees for several ISR Instructors. Thanks to the Foundation’s efforts, families all across the Metro D.C. area have been made more aware of drowning prevention and water safety.

Toddlers are fast and curious.  It only takes a moment and they can slip out of sight despite our best efforts to watch them and keep them safe.  However, a moment’s inattention does not have to cost a baby his life.  With proper training babies and toddlers can learn to swim, to survive and to enjoy the water.  Please click here to learn more about this lifesaving program.