Infant Swimming Resource has numerous safety protocols to protect our students. We are committed to providing the safest and most efficient lessons possible. Through extensive instructor education and strict adherence to safety protocols this technique has provided millions of safe lessons.


I am dedicated to teaching Self-Rescue (TM) skills to infants and young children in the Central Valley. I feel I can make a difference by providing an added measure of safety for families. This is my opportunity to not only teach survival, but to build their confidence so they too can enjoy swimming and water activities. I want to share the ISR experience with as many families as I can, while also educating our community on drowning prevention and aquatic survival.

Poolside BUDS Daily Discussion

Each lesson will honor the unique physiology of the student. Therefore, instructors will have a daily discussion using the Poolside BUDS sheet, so that we may monitor bowel, urine, diet and sleep. This information provides the instructor with possible interferences that may affect lessons. ISR asks that parents do not feed the student for 2 hours prior to lessons. No one works well on a full stomach and children are no different.


The children will be working hard during this time and they will be tired. Since most younger children do not engage in many activities for longer than ten minutes, ISR takes advantage of the prime learning span and do not exceed that. Past 10 minutes the children would lose focus and would not retain as much.


ISR monitors students for temperature fatigue. This is a preindicator of physical fatigue. This allows the instructor to know how to proceed throughout the course of the lesson.


At the conclusion of the lesson, the instructor will lay the child on their towels on their left side. This will allow the child to rest for a few minutes and will also allow for any air that was swallowed to escape more easily. In addition, this allows the student's blood to flow more freely.


The water temperature at my Modesto location is typically 85 degrees F. For safety the water must be between 78 degrees and 88 degrees. Below 78 degrees, students lose body heat too rapidly and experience temperature fatigue quickly. Water temperature over 88 degrees can cause dehydration.