INFANT SWIMMING RESOURCE AND CROSSFIT® KIDS: PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
CrossFit Kids, a worldwide fitness program designed for children, is working with Infant Swimming Resource, the safest provider of survival swimming lessons worldwide, to teach children water-survival skills, safety, and confidence that will help children Prepare For The Unexpected.
“As the first ones on the scene, fire fighters and police officers know drowning tragedies all too well,” said Greg Glassman, CrossFit CEO. “All four of my children have successfully completed ISR’s Self-Rescue program, and I am a believer that a moment’s inattention does not have to cost a child his life. Through this initiative, CrossFit Kids and ISR will be teaching children to be survivors.”
"Many families do not realize the threat that drowning poses to their children. They don’t realize they won’t even hear a splash, and that a child can be properly trained to survive in the water alone," said Harvey Barnett, Ph.D., pediatric drowning prevention specialist and founder of Infant Swimming Resource. “When it comes to swimming lessons, everyone is in need -- together we are preparing children for the unexpected.
All that we are at ISR, and all that we want to achieve is expressed through our mission: “Not One More Child Drowns.” Never has our mission been more beautifully and powerfully captured than by the video series, “Sterling’s Story.” Through the collaborative efforts of a very special family, ISR, and CrossFit Kids, we are able to share the story of one tremendously compassionate and brave mom and the loss of her son, Sterling. Please take a few moments to watch this video series. We know that it will touch your heart.
ABOUT ISR SELF-RESCUE™ LESSONS
ISR’s Self-Rescue™ survival swimming program is a 4-6 week course, scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 minutes each day. With a focus on safe, customized, one-on-one lessons by certified Instructors, ISR’s survival swimming lessons emphasize health, ongoing program evaluations and parent education to deliver the most effective and safest results in the industry.
Lessons for 6-12 month-old children focus on teaching the child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.
Lessons for children 1-6 years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.