Philadelphia Tribune Features Infant Swimming Resource, Explains Critical Need for Drowning Prevention Programs

October 31, 2012 | ISR News
Tags: Press, Water Safety, Philadelphia

Over the weekend, Philadelphia Tribune reporter Damon C. Williams interviewed ISR Expansion Director Ashleigh Bullivant and Certified Instructor Martha Ankeny about our innovative drowning prevention program. Williams revealed even “urbanized Philadelphians” are at-risk with abundant rivers, lakes and unsecured private pools that are dangerous for unsupervised children.

ISR Certified Instructor Martha Ankeny shared her excitement about soon providing our lifesaving Self-Rescue™ program in Philadelphia. She explained, “We think we can always watch children, but we can’t. Supervision is critical, fencing is critical; but when those things fail, a child who is trained has a better chance at surviving.”

Now Ankeny, who recently completed her ISR Certified Instructor training, is seeking a pool in the Philadelphia-area where she can teach our Self-Rescue™ lessons to children from six months to six years old – providing them with the competence and confidence to save their own lives.

In the article, Williams also mentions our partners at The Harrah’s Regional Trauma Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. Program Director Monica Titus shared what makes the ISR Self-Rescue™ program a vital component to educating parents on drowning prevention.

“Part of our comprehensive ISR self-rescue program involves educating parents about additional, specific ways they can protect their children from water dangers,” said Harrah’s Regional Trauma Center Program Director Monica Titus. “Self-rescue techniques are just a part — but a very important part — of the big picture. You might say they’re an extra layer of protection.”

Learn more about our innovative program and how we’re committed to make a difference in Philadelphia and other communities around the world.

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