Do you know how to save a child from drowning?
                                 HE DOES!
2020 ISR Michiana sessions schedule:

January 20,2020 - February 28th
        11:30AM -  2:30PM @ Baymont Inn, Mishawaka 


March 2nd -  April 10th

         4:30 - 6:30 @ Riley High School, South Bend 

April 27th - June 3rd
         11:30am - 1:30pm @ Baymont Inn, Mishawaka
          4:30 - 6:30pm @ Riley High School, South Bend

Email me to schedule your time slot or if you have questions.  

More sessions will be scheduled after spring.

ISR's Self - RescueTM Technique

Even children as young as 6 months can use this technique should they fall into the water. Babies 6 to 12 months of age learn to hold their breath under water turn onto their backs, and float unassisted. Children 1 to 6 years old are taught to expand this into a swim-float-swim sequence - learning how to hold their breath underwater, swim with their heads down, roll onto their backs to float, rest, breathe, and roll back over to continue swimming until they reach the side of the pool, can crawl out of the water or be rescued by an adult. Your child will also learn how to master ISR Self-Rescue TM skills, first in a bathing suit, then fully clothed, because most water accidents hapen when children are in clothes. ISR lessons focus on safe, one-on-one training by ISR certified Instructors who customize the program to the abilities of each student. ISR is the leading behavioral based approach to swimming lessons, using techniques that are developmentally appropriate for your child.



Baymont Inn, Mishawaka

Riley High School, South Bend


Our Program

ISR is recognized as the world's safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years of age. ISR designed its proprietary methodology for you: parents who are dedicated to their child's safety, education, and developmetal needs. We have invested over 45 years in your child's ability to play safely in and around the water, while lowering the risk of drowning, because we recognize that parents need their children to feel comfortable around the water. With a focus on safe, customized, one-on-one training delivered exclusively by certified ISR's Self-Rescue TM  lessons emphasize health, continuous program evaluations, and parent education unlike any other swim instruction program.

Our Instructors


Every ISR instructor worldwide completes an 8-week intensive academic and in-water training program before they are certified to offer ISR's Self-Rescue program. Once certified, ISR instructors are recognized as highly skilled, precise aqautic behavior specialists, who understand the unique cognitive, intellectual, and physical development dynamics of young children. Understanding the behaviors of children in the water allows each instructor to respond with ISR's proprietary technique, and provide the safest and most effective lesson for each child.

Safety First

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

History of ISR

Founded by Harvey Barnett, Ph. D. in 1966, ISR endeavored to put an end to preventable tragedy... childhood drowing. Barnett witnessed the aftermath of this tragedy after a neighbor's 9-month-old son reached the water alone. From that point on, Barnett vowed to do everything possible to ensure that Not One More Child Drowns. A behavioral scientist by trade, Barnett adopted his theoretical knowledge of learning to pioneer ISR's Self-Rescue method, which is used today to teach infants and young children to save themselves should they reach the water alone. Fortunately, what began as one man's mission has transformed into a worldwide organization that is continually making strides toward the day that Not One More Child Drowns. To date, ISR has more than 800 documented cases of children using ISR's survival swimming techniques to save themselves from drowing. 

  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children between the ages of 1 and 4

  • 70% of preschoolers who drown were in the care of both parents at the time of the incident

  • Maintain constant, eyes-on, uniterrupted supervision

  • Never leave a child alone near any body of water, not even for a second

  • Install permanent four-sided fencing that encloses the entire pool area with a self-closing, self-locking gate

  • Install high locks and alarms on ALL doors and windows that lead to the pool, including utility and pet doors

  • Come and learn to self - rescue with Coach Bev

Mishawaka, Indiana
 Tel: 727-773-5675     Email:
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