Infant Swimming Resource Reviews: ISR Parents Share Their Stories

March 10, 2017 | Infant Swimming Resource
Tags: Testimonial, Reviews

ISR Review: No parent should ever experience what I went through and continue to go through with the loss of my twins. I am going to do all I can to educate my community on ISR so that they won't "wish they knew more" like I did when it was too late.

Infant Swimming Resource Reviews KaidiIn July of 2009, I experienced a parent's worse nightmare when my 2 year old twins climbed into an above ground pool and drowned. I heard about ISR shortly before their accident and wish I would have known a little more about it in time to have enrolled Brayden and Kenadi. I was 5 months pregnant with my daughter, Kaidi, at the time of the accident and as soon as she was old enough to enroll in ISR, we enrolled her with Kim Magella. It was amazing to see my 7 month old daughter roll over and float in the water. Such a peace of mind! She just completed the swim/float/swim technique this past summer and I feel a complete confidence in her ability to rescue herself if she were to be in a situation that required her use her ISR skills. No parent should ever experience what I went through and continue to go through with the loss of my twins. I am going to do all I can to educate my community on ISR so that they won't "wish they knew more" like I did when it was too late. Thank you ISR Instructors Kim Magella and Sarah Tuttle for teaching my Kaidi how to self-rescue! Can't wait until my 3 week old son is old enough to learn!

~Meredith R.

 

ISR Review: My boy is alive today thanks to Infant Swimming Resource

My boy is alive today thanks to Infant Swimming Resource. As soon as I heard ISR started in Puerto Rico, I registered my daughter Adriana. She was two years old at the time. During the same time Adriana was taking classes, I got pregnant with my second child. From my experience with Adriana, I knew that for my second child, Ian, there was no better option than ISR. Ian started his lessons when he turned one year old and he was doing the sequence perfectly just a couple of weeks later. When Ian turned two, I took both of my children to their refreshers. Both of them did the swim-float-swim sequence even better than the first time. I was so amazed with their progress and, at the same time, grateful because I knew they were going to be safe around the water. A month later, my family and I went to my in-laws’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day. My husband took Ian to the computer room, while I helped in the kitchen preparing for lunch. I went outside to prepare the table and, inadvertently, left the backyard door open. In a glimpse of a second, Ian passed us by and went directly to the pool. Nobody knew the worst was yet to come. When I went back outside to set the table, I saw Ian all wet. At the moment, I was in complete shock. I did not know what to think or do. Immediately, I asked him what had happened and he said: “Mommy, I fell in the pool, floated and swam”. I began crying and screaming desperately. Everyone was as shock as I was to hear what just had happened. Up to that moment, my husband had not realized that Ian was not with him anymore. My son was completely calmed after the incident, which gave me a lot of strength. ISR was definitely the best decision my husband and I have ever made for our children. ISR saved my son’s life. If it wasn’t for ISR and Wanda Blanco, our instructor, I may have not spent another Mother’s Day with my son, Ian. I can honestly say that he is alive because of what they taught him and for that I will be eternally grateful. You have changed so many lives in so many good ways, especially for my family, because we didn’t have to live though the horror of losing a child.

~Forever grateful, Keila C.

 

ISR Review: So that is why I am sharing this story. So there are no "what if's" for all of you. ISR saved my baby.

I was hesitant, and even embarrassed to write this note, but I thought about it and decided that I would be a fool if I didn't.... Basically, the worst thing happened on Thanksgiving day. Something I thought would "never" happen to me (us) because I am one of "those" moms. The Kind of Mom who tries to think of every situation that can cause harm to My son and I do my best to prevent it. Well, it happened.... my 2 1/2 year old fell in a pool. I was with some family/friends, and we were all going to take a walk to the park. So I got my son dressed; jacket, shoes,...etc... and then I went to go get dressed. We were all doing something and not watching him, so he decided to go out the back door and play by the pool with his tractor toy. I was in the other room, but when I came out to bring him his gloves, my family member had him wrapped in a towel, soaking wet, saying she just pulled him out of the pool!! She was panicked and he was crying, but he was ok! He wasnt choking, or panicking and was found floating on his back with his head above water yelling, "IM COLD! HELP IM COLD". I had to hold my tears back because I did not want him to be afraid of the water, so I simply said (while squeezing him tight), "OH no silly! Did you fall in the pool?!" He whined a little and said "yes! my tractor fall in the pool!".... Now ISR teaches them to hold their breath, roll to their back and float. THAT IS WHAT HE DID, FULLY CLOTHED! I am so proud, but I was also feeling so terrible and Of course blaming myself and couldn't help but think of the "what if's"...... So that is why I am sharing this story. So there are no "what if's" for all of you. ISR saved my baby. PLEASE GET YOUR BABIES I.S.R. SWIM TRAINED!!! Thank you to Frankie Bell for teaching my baby how to survive in the water and for saving his life.

~Mandy

 

ISR Review: What I saw was absolutely amazing. My 15 month little guy was floating in the middle of the canal. Doing EXACTLY what he was trained to do. He SAVED himself!

Good afternoon, I want to start off by telling you how grateful we are for having Lisa Beers in our life as our ISR instructor and the amazing ISR life saving skills she taught our son Michael. On January 3, 2013, I was participating in a mommy boot camp class at a local park here in Wellington, FL. During the class, which takes place in an open soccer field, one of the other moms volunteered to watch Michael, my 15 month old, and a few other babies while I went for a short jog. I was gone for no more than 2 minutes, and on my return I quickly noticed Michael was not where he should be. I instantly panicked and began looking all over for Michael. My heart just about stopped when I noticed the water rippling in a canal about twenty yards away. I ran over as fast as possible, fearing the worst, and pleading to let him be okay. What I saw was absolutely amazing. My 15 month little guy was floating in the middle of the canal. Doing EXACTLY what he was trained to do. He SAVED himself! I dove in, swam out and grabbed him. He was OKAY, shaken up of course and freezing as the water was quite cold, but he was PERFECT and ALIVE! I cannot put into words how deeply appreciative we are for the Lisa and our ISR classes and her patience with Michael. We are forever indebted to the ISR program!

~Thank you, Erin and Mike R. Erin & Mike R.