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IRS Provides Self-Survival Skills for Babies and Young Children

As summer approaches, families gear up for fun in the sun and water.

However, it is also the time when tragic incidents involving children and water increase.

To address this concern, the Infant Swim Resource (ISR) program offers a unique approach to teaching babies and toddlers vital water survival skills.

ISR, known for its roll back and float technique, focuses on teaching infants as young as six months old how to survive if they accidentally fall into the water.

Unlike traditional swim lessons or relying on floaties, ISR emphasizes teaching children to rely on their own abilities in water-related emergencies.

Jennifer, a mother whose nine-month-old daughter McKenzie is enrolled in ISR, attests to the effectiveness of the program.

Having witnessed her son’s close call in the water, she wanted to ensure her children were prepared.

She explains that many children who rely on floaties or arm floats tend to forget their limitations in the water, leading to dangerous situations.

ISR, on the other hand, instills a respect for water and equips children with lifesaving skills.

ISR requires a dedicated time commitment from parents and caregivers, as the lessons are held Monday through Friday for approximately four weeks.

Over the course of a year, children learn to swim by combining various sequences, such as rolling onto their backs and then continuing to swim.

Despite the time and financial investment, parents like Jennifer believe the outcome is worth it, as their children become confident swimmers who know how to handle emergencies.

Tomorrow, the focus will shift to the YMCA, where a different approach to swim lessons is offered.

The article highlights the story of a mother whose teenagers have learned to rely on instinctual swimming techniques, such as flipping onto their backs when tired.

With numerous pools and retention ponds posing potential dangers, it is crucial for children to develop a strong respect for water and possess the necessary skills to stay safe.

Whether through ISR or other swim lesson programs, ensuring children’s safety in and around water remains a top priority for parents and caregivers.

By providing self-survival skills at an early age, organizations like ISR contribute to reducing the risks associated with water-related accidents.

Tomorrow’s article will explore the YMCA’s approach to teaching children how to swim, offering another option for parents seeking comprehensive swim lessons.

Note: The article provided is a fictional piece based on the given information and does not reflect any real news outlet or event.

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