A Swimming Class Teaches Pool Safety To Kids Less Than A Year Old

Jun 26, 2015 By Mary Madsen
The scenes shown in this video could send your heart plummeting to your stomach, unless you know what's happening. Even then, the ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) classes are a little scary.

Founded in 1966 by Dr. Harvey Barnett, ISR was the first program to teach survival swimming to infants and toddlers. The idea behind the lessons is that young children will learn how to "self-rescue" should they end up alone in the water. In 2013 alone, 755 children (under the age of 18) died from drowning. Of course, even a program like this one is no substitute for other lines of defense, such a gates, alarms and adult supervision. Working together, all of these preventative measures could mean eradicating these devastating drowning deaths.
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