Doctor Talks About ISR

August 16, 2011 | Melody Callaway
Tags: News, Safety

In 2010 the AAP revised it’s policy statement on drowning prevention based on new information and research regarding the possible benefit of swimming lessons for young children.

Dr. Falasco talks about ISR'S Self-Rescue™ lessons and the change in the drowning prevention statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The study, “Association Between Swimming Lessons and Childhood Drowning,” published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, March, 2009, by Brenner et. al., concluded that, “Participation in formal swimming lessons was associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of drowning in the 1- to 4-year-old children…”

ISR agrees with the AAP that parents should take a multi-layered approach towards drowning prevention including pool barriers and parental supervision. Even if a child has completed swim lessons, parents must understand that no child is “drown-proof” and there is no replacement for active, effective parental supervision.

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