Planning summer activities? Put teaching your child water survival skills on your list.
Every year, no matter where we live, we hear of infants and young children drowning in pools or other bodies of water. Even the very young can be trained to react so that this does not happen to them.
After witnessing the tragic aftermath of the drowning death of a neighbor’s child, Dr. Harvey Barnett has dedicated his life to teaching water survival skills. He was only an 18-year-old lifeguard at the time, but he vowed to do everything possible to ensure not another child drowned. His program, llamado Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) successfully teaches infants and young children how to survive if accidentally submerged in a body of water.
Dr. Barnett began his crusade by teaching the young children in his neighborhood to swim.
He carefully observed how they responded to instructions, how quickly they learned certain techniques, and what types of communication were most effective. Using miles of Super 8 film, Dr. Barnett began developing a program that could be used even on infants that were not yet verbal. This was the beginning of the ISR which has evolved into a proven system.
ISR teaches children from 6 months to 6 years old to survive in water and to literally save themselves.
Combining his Ph.D. in behavioral psychology with 41 years of experience teaching young children how to survive in water, Dr. Barnett developed a standardized drowning prevention program that has earned a 100% safety record. ISR is well-grounded in health care, psychology/behavioral sciences and anatomy, and physiology. ISR has taught water self-rescue skills to more than 177,224 babies and their parents. Dr. Barnett and his instructors also educate medical experts nationwide on these techniques. ISR has 788 documented cases in which children using ISR techniques have saved themselves from drowning.
ISR was founded in 1966, and is now the global leader in water survival skills for infants and young children. ISR has a team of several hundred instructors in many locations. It promises the safest and most effective survival swimming lessons available.
The child is the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy.
ISR believes pool fences, supervision, and pool alarms are import 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 in prevention — the child. ISR is convinced that the child is the most important part of a drowning prevention strategy. Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences. ISR training channels those abilities to teach children skills that have the potential to save their lives if they find themselves in the water alone.
See IRS training in action.
Sobre el Autor – Patty Donovan
En 2004 while working as a hospice RN, Estaba gravemente herido. Por 2007, Casi siempre estaba en silla de ruedas y el neurocirujano me dijo groseramente que: “Just use the wheelchair, Cállate, take the morphine and learn to deal with it”. Estaba sobre 20 recetas que incluyen múltiples medicamentos psicotrópicos. When I left the neurosurgeon’s office that day I knew something had to change. La oración me llevó a la quiropráctica que cambió mi vida. Dentro de unos meses, perdí 50 libras, puse mi bastón y mi silla de ruedas en un armario y estacioné mi scooter en la casa. He dejado casi todos los medicamentos. Después 30 años en la industria de la salud, Con mucho gusto me alejé de la medicina alopática. El rápido, los resultados positivos hicieron que fuera fácil deshacer 30 años de lavado de cerebro. Sigo luchando contra la enfermedad pulmonar y el síndrome de fatiga crónica crónica, pero puedo seguir siendo funcional gracias a la salud y la nutrición alternativas.. Mi objetivo en la vida ahora es compartir mi historia con otros y enseñar la verdad sobre los productos farmacéuticos., nutrición y cuidado de la salud.