Pool fences, supervision, and pool alarms are important parts of a necessary multi-layered approach to drowning prevention. However, traditional lines of defense break down, and the over 4,000 drowning deaths per year bear a grim testament to the fact that traditional approaches are missing a key component: the child.
The JCC is partnering up with Infant Swim Resource. ISR is a global leader in the industry it pioneered: survival swimming lessons for infants and young children. A core fundamental of their training is that the child is the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy and with over 300,000 ISR graduates and 800 documented survival stories, it is proof that children can save themselves.
Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences. With an ISR training, infants will learn skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone.
For more information on this swim class, please contact Aquatics Director Jodi Lovenwirth at 610.435.3571 or email at [email protected]