ISR swim instruction is for children 6 months to 6 years with all one-on-one instruction. Lessons are conducted 5 days a week, 10 minutes a day, for approximately 6 weeks. Each child has their own lesson time daily.

What your child will learn with ISR Self-Rescue depends on their age and developmental readiness, but in all cases, at minimum, your child will learn to roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe and to maintain this position until help arrives.

Rollback to Float – Infants – Early Walkers

The rollback to float program teaches your baby to independently turn themselves onto their back if ever face down in the water to safely breathe, rest, and float on their back until help arrives. This skill set takes about 6 weeks to accomplish.

Swim-Rollback-Float – Typically Early Walkers

With swim-rollback-float lessons, your child can swim underwater until they need to breathe, roll to their back to rest, breathe, and float until rescued by an adult. This skill set takes about 6 weeks to accomplish. Some students aren’t developmentally ready for a full swim, float, swim sequence but getting the swim – rollback – float lesson meets their developmental needs and safety goal.

Swim-Float-Swim – Strong Walkers

The swim-float-swim program teaches your child to swim underwater until they need to breathe, roll to their back for a few breaths until rested, then swim starting the sequence again until they reach the pool steps, side of the pool, or the shoreline. This skill set takes between 6-8 weeks to accomplish.


After completing their ISR Self-Rescue skills, refresher lessons are suggested every three to six months and are scheduled for two or three weeks, five days per week. As children grow, their skills will need to be adjusted to their new height and weight. Refreshers are highly recommended to refine their skills as they’ve most likely hit developmental milestones since the last session.


After completing their ISR Self-Rescue skills, maintenance lessons help students to maintain their skills and confidence throughout the year and can indicate readiness for skill advancement. These lessons are single-day lessons that should be scheduled at intervals recommended by the instructor, ranging from a few times per week to once a month, or as needed based on performance.


Our lessons are taught in private pool locations in Salina, Kansas, and the surrounding areas. Your child will attend lessons 5 days a week, 10 minutes a day, for 6 weeks. Consistency is critical for their success. All our lessons are one on one with a certified instructor who is CPR/ First Aid certified.

ISR Registration – $105

Weekly tuition – $100 a week

The total cost for the 6 week program and registration is $705.

*Scholarships are available to assist your family with the cost.