The ISR Team
ISR’s team of more than 400 highly trained Instructors work everyday in an exciting and challenging environment. Working with families in the U.S. and abroad, in countries like Argentina, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico, and Australia the ISR Instructor is more recognizable now than ever before. By devoting themselves to being the best in their field to teach this life-saving method, our Instructors are a significant step above what is expected of a traditional “swimming lesson.” Each team member quickly becomes a trusted resource within their individual communities representing a passion for water safety and drowning prevention.
The ISR Technique
ISR’s Self-Rescue™ approach to teaching infants and young children to save themselves from a potential drowning situation is the culmination of years of research and carefully collected data. Our method, developed by Harvey Barnett, Ph.D., is backed by more than 40 years of research and development resulting in unique prompts and procedures with application principles and processes that are firmly grounded within the behavioral sciences and early childhood development principles. The technique allows for each lesson to be uniquely tailored to every child’s specific needs and abilities. Through ISR's comprehensive training program Instructors learn and develop the skills necessary to make in-water assessments and curriculum decisions which maximizes efficiency in teaching critical Self-Rescue skills.
Qualifications and Training
There are a host of unique skills and backgrounds an applicant can present to be considered a good candidate for the ISR Instructor Training Program. A few traits that are absolutely necessary including responsibility, self-motivation, enthusiasm, professionalism and an overwhelming willingness to learn.
The ISR Instructor Training Program is an 8-week process comprised of in-water training, video review and a significant amount of academic study. Our Master Instructor core is a group of highly trained professionals uniquely trained to help mentor the Student Instructor through the learning process. As a result the trained Student Instructor is competent, confident, knowledgeable and ready to replicate, in their own communities, the outstanding results witnessed by ISR families everyday.
The decision to become an ISR Instructor is a life changing and enriching realization. There are several factors to be considered when weighing the opportunities, workload and commitment involved in considering the potential of joining the ISR Team. By virtue of the fact that you are reading this page, this may be the beginning of a very exciting journey and we would like to share in that beginning by inviting you to contact one of the members of our Expansion Team.