When it comes to your child, you always look for the most qualified, caring instructors. Merritt Island Swim School is no different. Beyond sharing a devotion to child safety, each instructor is highly trained and certified in the Infant Swimming Resource program.¬† The ISR Instructor Training Program is an extensive 8 week course including supervised in-water training plus education and testing in subjects such as child psychology, physiology, and behavioral science. All instructors are required to maintain current CPR and First Aid certification and proper insurance. Plus, every ISR instructor must complete re-certification annually to maintain his or her affiliation with the program.
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Become a Certified ISR Instructor in your community!
What does it mean to be an ISR instructor?
Because drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for infants and young children, ISR instructors dedicate themselves to the mission that¬†”Not One More Child Drowns.”¬† We take this mission very seriously. ¬†Those instructors chosen to join this elite team represent the compassion, character and professionalism that ISR parents have come to expect.We make a difference in the lives of our students and their families. ¬†We make a difference in our communities. As an organization, we are working to make a difference in the epidemic of childhood drowning.Do you share our passion? ¬†You can make a difference!
ISR Instructor Training
The ISR Organization:
Over 200,000 infants and young children have participated in ISR lessons. Backed by over 45 years of research and development, ISR is dedicated to safety while providing infants and young children with the foundations for a life long love of the water.
Currently ISR has more than 450 certified instructors throughout the U.S. and 12 other countries. ¬†But there are still areas that don’t have any ISR instructors. ¬†To meet our goals, we have to be able to reach the children. ¬†At the same time safety is our top priority that will never be compromised. ISR instruction goes beyond traditional swimming lessons as we are dedicated to teaching water safety and educating our communities as well.
Instructor Training Program:¬†
Before being accepted into the ISR Training Program, each individual goes through a detailed interview process to help determine if ISR is the right fit for you and you for ISR. ¬†The program for training to becoming an ISR instructor is a challenging 8 weeks. ¬†The in-water component of ISR instructor training includes working side by side with a Master Instructor who will mentor each Student Instructor through the study program. ¬†The ¬†in-water portion of the training is 5 days per week for a minimum of 6 weeks. ¬†The academic study portion encompasses aspects of the fields of behavioral sciences, sensorimotor learning, operant conditioning, anatomy and physiology as related to infants and young children in swim lessons. ¬†There is also a video review component to examine details in the observation process. ¬† Thorough understanding of these components allows instructors to tailor each lesson to the needs and abilities of the student.
The decision to train with ISR is not to be taken lightly. ¬†Each individual must determine the right fit for their lifestyle and family commitments. ¬†Should your choose the path to becoming an ISR instructor, you will reap the amazing benefits of a career with deep meaning.
Becoming an ISR instructor is rewarding career. ¬†It is not just a casual summer job. ¬†Applicants need to be self-motivated, with a passion for the mission. ¬†They must also be professional entrepreneurs as they will be independent contractors providing a service to their local community. ¬†This career choice will change your life and, therefore, each applicant will need to be sure the timing is appropriate for their situation. ¬†This is a commitment that should not be taken lightly. ¬†It is also an amazingly rewarding adventure for those ready and dedicated.
Teaching ISR Self-Rescue Swim Lessons is an amazing career. ¬†Being an ISR instructor is challenging as well as rewarding. ¬†It takes patience and compassion to work with young children, the rewards of which are immeasurable. ¬†Like any other business it takes hard work to develop the skills for success but with that effort comes a great feeling of contribution to your community. ¬†It takes a special person to be an ISR instructor. ¬†These individuals are trusted authorities within their community, a position that comes with great responsibility to be a true professional.
Would you like more information? ¬†Please feel free to contact us. ¬†We would love to discuss the possibility of having you join our team.