About ISR

About ISR in San Diego

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), with it’s Self-Rescue® program, is nationally recognized as the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for infants and young children.  ISR has been taught in San Diego for more than 35 years, building a reputation of producing the highest quality swim instruction in the city.

My Baby Swims currently has two certified ISR providers in San Diego, including Brad, who is a Master Instructor candidate.  Our specialized approach to ISR swim lessons is obvious to every parent that has worked with us and will be clear from the first week in lessons.  We prioritize your child, do what we can to make them successful in the water, and work at their pace.

Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences; at ISR in San Diego we take that ability and teach them skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone.

learn about isr lessons

Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® swimming program is scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 minutes each day for an average of 6 weeks. With a focus on safe, customized, one-on-one lessons by certified ISR Instructors. ISR’s survival swimming lessons emphasize health, ongoing program evaluations and parent education to deliver the most effective and safest results in the industry.

The ISR program is for children 6 months to 6 years of age.
Lessons for a 6-12 month old focus on teaching the child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.

Lessons for a 1-6 years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.

Statistics indicate that most children who fall into water are fully clothed. Therefore, once the children are fully skilled they will practice their ISR skills fully clothed.

refresher lessons

Refresher lessons are extremely important in continuing and maintaining your child’s ISR Self-Rescue® skill development. Children grow and develop rapidly from infants to toddlers and young children.
This development process represents improved strength, coordination, and a more finely tuned cognitive ability. In accordance with this growth, children enrolled in ISR return periodically to participate in Refresher Lessons.
Give your child the competence, confidence and skills of aquatic safety with Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® program. The safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years of age!

What our clients say about us

Valentina Veloz Blanco
2024-04-01
Brad provided an exceptional swim lesson experience for my daughter. His professionalism was evident from start to finish, making us feel completely at ease around the pool. Thanks to his expertise and attention to safety, we now have full confidence in our daughter's swimming abilities. Additionally, after just two days, she was having so much fun, eagerly looking forward to each class. We highly recommend Brad's lessons to anyone looking for top-notch instruction in a safe and supportive environment."
Tatianna Harshman
2024-03-29
Brad is the absolute best instructor for kiddos. My almost 2 year old son is super strong both physical and just plain out strong willed like most toddlers. He started off just not confident in the water and would cause a big fuss but week after week watching his progression was nothing short of amazing, and it really was all thanks to Brads patience and incredible attentiveness. From the first day you just know Brad knows exactly what he’s doing with all kids and more importantly he truly loves his work. He established a true bond with my son and made sure he felt secure and it really reflected every day. My son went from flailing and screaming in the pool to absolute confidence and happiness in his abilities to now SWIM! I can’t say enough about how truly caring Brad is for his students and overall just a great person to have around your kids. I will refer him to everyone I know with kids his work is so important and we are so grateful.
Deepalakshmi Babu Venkateswaran
2024-03-26
Brad is amazing. Our son went from very scared near water to enjoy swimming in 2 sessions. Brad made our son feel comfortable and he was really patient. The sessions are short 10 mins, which works great
Kirsten Bruner
2024-01-08
We had a remarkable experience with Brad. I was hesitant to try ISR with my older children, but really wish I would have gone the ISR route. My daughter adjusted to the swim lessons within a couple days and after that, she really took to it and learned how to get to her back to float and get to the wall. She loves the water now! Brad's techniques work. He is kind and knowledgeable. Water safety is important. We're so thankful we found him.
Carly Keene
2024-01-04
Highly recommend! Coach Brad was an amazing teacher to our two year old! The first two days were rough. Something clicked after that and our little guy transformed into a swimmer. It was amazing to watch! He was genuinely excited for every lesson. We finished lessons a month ago and he’s still asking about Coach Brad! Worth the money!
Daleanna Miller
2023-12-17
Our 18 month old loves the water! We love this but it also concerned us due to how dangerous it can be. We found Coach Brad, My Baby Swims, through all of the positive reviews and he delivered 100%. He takes a serious and fun approach to ensuring each child learns the skills needed to self-rescue. He’s transparent about the process and works with the comfort level of both the child and parents. Our son has progressed in a way we never knew was possible for his age. He’s confident in the water and has adapted the skills Coach Brad teaches to get himself to a safe place when needed. HIGHLY recommend! Reach out in advance and get on the list.
ryan halper
2023-12-16
Coach Brad was an amazing teacher for our two-year-old twins! From day one he helped them to feel comfortable and confident in the water and we were amazed at how quickly their swimming skills improved! We could not recommend Coach Brad more highly. Do it, it’s worth it!
Zsuzsanna dr. Klára
2023-12-16
Ben is a really professional coach and an amazing, kind person. Very friendly with the little ones and if a kid has a rough night, a little cold or just a bit off, he shapes the lesson based on the kid's actual wellbeing. My son learned a lot, it was wonderful to watch how much he was able to achieve in such a short time. He was always looking forward to the lessons, had a great time. I am very glad we choose to work with Ben.
Melissa Marquez
2023-12-08
Brad is the best swim instructor! My 1 year old daughter is now floating thanks to him. He makes each lesson easy on both parents and baby. 100% would recommend him to any parent wanting to provide the resources for your baby to survive in water. We will be back again. Thank you, Brad!

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Request your 2024 lesson time slot for your infant, toddler, or young child! Just click on the button below to send a request form directly to Instructor Brad. We’ll get back to you right away.