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Infant Swimming Resource & Safe Start USA Have Taught More Than 50,000 Children Self-Rescue™ Swimming Lessons in Orlando
Date:4/22/2010

Survival Swimming Program Taught for 25 Years in Orlando Makes a Huge Splash into Spring

Orlando, FL (Vocus) April 22, 2010 -- Infant Swimming Resource (www.infantswim.com) and Safe Start USA (www.safestartUSA.org), the safest providers of Self-RescueTM swimming lessons for babies and toddlers from six months to six years old, announces that it has taught more than 50,000 babies and children survival swimming skills over the last 25 years. In addition to their drowning prevention impact, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) and Safe Start now have 50 certified Instructors in the Orlando area.

“As a private practice pediatrician, I have researched all available drowning prevention programs in an effort to make informed recommendations to not only protect my patients, but my own children as well,” said Dr. David Carr of Pediatrics Plus in Orlando. “All six of my children have completed the ISR program. I recommend ISR to every parent beginning at their child’s six-month wellness checkup and continuing at every well child visit thereafter. While nothing can replace parental supervision for accident prevention, survival swimming is an extra layer of protection against childhood drowning.”

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning ranks as the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of four in Florida.

With a focus on drowning prevention and water safety for families, ISR’s Self-Rescue training teaches children how to survive if they were to end up in the water alone.

“As part of ISR’s 2010 Not One More Child Drowns campaign we want parents to implement a Drowning Prevention Plan in their home that includes Constant-Eyes-On (CEO) Supervision, Pool Fences, Alarms, Self-Locking Gates, Self-Rescue skills and CPR,” says Harvey Barnett, Ph.D., founder of ISR.

To find an instructor in your area please visit www.infantswim.com or www.safestartusa.org.

About Infant Swimming Resource
Founded in 1966, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) is nationally recognized as the safest provider of Self-RescueTM swimming lessons for children six months to six years of age. With a primary focus on baby swimming safety, and as the nation’s only behaviorally-based instruction program, ISR designed its program for parents who are dedicated to their child’s safety, education and developmental needs. Our emphasis on ensuring that not one more child drowns is founded on Dr. Harvey Barnett’s Self-Rescue training program, proven to help young children survive in a drowning scenario. ISR’s worldwide network of highly qualified, certified Instructors has successfully trained more than 200,000 babies and toddlers and delivered more than seven million lessons with a 100 percent safety and survival rate, with zero injuries and 789 documented cases of a child’s Self-Rescue using ISR techniques. For more information on ISR, water and swim safety or to find an instructor in your area, please visit www.infantswim.com.

About Safe Start USA
Safe Start USA was created through the collaborative effort of the Dr. P. Phillips Charities, Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), and the Central Florida YMCA. Through a generous grant from the Dr. P. Phillips Charities, Safe Start USA, has been made available at selected YMCA Family Centers in the Central Florida area. The Dr. P. Phillips Charities provided the funding to implement Safe Start, certify all instructors with ISR’s Self-Rescue technique, and place Certified ISR Master Instructors in YMCA centers. The YMCA provided the facilities for lessons and the organizational structure to support the Safe Start program; Infant Swimming Resource provided the core teaching methods as well as the training and supervision of instructors; and the provided staff members to undergo ISR instruction and facilities in which to hold the Safe Start classes.

Media Contact:
Melody Callaway
Infant Swimming Resource
720-939-0476
m(dot)callaway(at)infantswim(dot)com

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