If you are a parent (especially of an infant or toddler) or grandparent, friend, neighbor, anything involved with kids or pools, I think this is something to promote... I first read about ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) on Babble and was intrigued at the thought of a swimming baby (as young as 6 months!), but it turned out to be much more important that just the novelty of a baby with pool savvy.
It amazes me that people build pools without fences around them, but they do. And any parent knows that in just a half a second of turning your head, your child can be out of your sight and doing something that could have devestating consequences.
Now that it's summer time, pools and lakes and beaches are everywhere, and everyone is packing up the kids to take a dip... Make sure your littlest ones are prepared for even the slightest chance! There are no ISR instructors within 50 miles of us, but you can bet that as soon as I find one or get certified myself, Ellis will be taking these classes.
watching these videos made me tear up every time, I just can't imagine a baby falling in a pool without anyone around to save him; these babies have been given the ability to save themselves when in such a situation, and as odd as it seems, I think that is worth everything...
You can find out more about ISR and find an instructor HERE