The PedsDocTalk Podcast

128: Is ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) really okay for kids and how does it differ from traditional swim classes?

July 27, 2022 Dr. Mona Amin
The PedsDocTalk Podcast
128: Is ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) really okay for kids and how does it differ from traditional swim classes?
Show Notes

ISR is gaining popularity in the U.S. As a Pediatrician in Florida, I know many families who have signed up for ISR classes for their children. We also started it but had to cancel due to the commute and weather delays. 

But, there are a lot of misconceptions about ISR. I invited Erika Wilson, ISR instructor and owner of @seastarisr to discuss all things ISR and why it should be a swimming educational resource option for all families.

We discuss: 

  • What Infant swimming resource (ISR) is and when you can start 
  • Misconceptions about ISR
  • The benefits of ISR
  • How it differs from traditional swim classes 
  • Questions to ask swim school/instructor to ensure survival skills  
  • The risks of puddle jumpers and what to do instead
  • Things to consider when signing up for an ISR class 


ISR is not available for all families in terms of time and finances.
Water safety with swim classes and supervision are important for all children. 


For more, listen to Episode 82


To read more about ISR and Erika’s company @seastarisr:
seastarisr.com

To find an ISR instructor in your area:
locator.infantswim.com

For ISR scholarships:
thesylasproject.org
judahbrownproject.org
livelikejake.com
isrswimbabies.com/scholarship-partners