ISR History

Toddler Swim Lessons

(15 months to 3 years old)

Toddler Swim Lessons and Swim Safety Program

Our swim lessons for toddlers are designed for children 15 months to 3 years old. In this safety-focused ISR Swim program, toddlers learn to swim with their faces in the water and their eyes open. When they need to rest and breathe, they are taught to effortlessly roll onto their backs, and then rotate back to their stomachs to continue swimming towards safety at the pool’s edge.

The swim-float-swim sequence in our program starts by teaching toddlers breath control and the essential skills to turn around in the water to grasp the pool’s edge securely. They will master the correct swimming posture and movement through the water, the vital rollback-to-float technique, and how to rotate back to a face-down position to resume swimming. This sequence is repeated as needed until they reach safety.

For real-life preparedness, all children will also practice their swimming skills in regular diapers (if not potty-trained), clothing, and shoes, reinforcing that water accidents can occur unexpectedly, anywhere and anytime. Equip your toddler with the critical skills for water safety through our expert ISR and safety swim lessons.

Learn more about why we teach ISR here.


  • 4-6 week ISR Self Rescue and swim fundamentals program
  • Daily 10 minute lessons (Monday-Friday)




Class Structure

Each student is taught one-on-one by your Certified ISR instructor. Each lesson is individualized to the child’s needs and abilities and each child is safely guided through the learning process (no child is ever thrown into the pool). Parents are not required to be in the water during the lesson.

​After going through our toddler swim classes your child will have an excellent swimming foundation that will transition to the next level/age group where they will learn recreational swim skills as well as survival. We aim to help your little ones become competent, happy swimmers that can enjoy water safely! 

Class Schedule

Because consistency and repetition are necessary components of learning for infants and young children ISR students attend a one-on-one, 10-minute daily lesson, Monday through Friday, for approximately 6 weeks to complete either the Rollback-to-Float or Swim-Float-Swim program. 

Though the lesson length may seem short, most of us know infants and toddlers who do not spend more than 10 minutes focused on any one activity. Research shows that this 10-minute window of learning provides the safest, most effective lesson possible for infants and young children. Daily consecutive attendance is critical to acquiring ISR Self-Rescue® skills.

Lesson Fees

Tuition is due weekly and is based on the host pool location:

Draper Location: $150 per child per week

Park City Location: $225 per child per week

Salt Lake City Location: $185 per child per week.

The weekly lesson fee is paid each Friday for the following week. 

We offer first responder, active military, and need-based scholarships! Contact us to learn more.

ISR with Cheri was such a wonderful experience. She is extremely patient and kind, not only with my children but with every child she works with. She truly loves what she does, which is evident through her constant positivity & the rapport she establishes with each child. My husband & I are so proud that our children are able to self-rescue & take every opportunity to brag on them & share the amazing videos from class! We look forward to our refresher classes & recommend using Cheri for swimming survival lessons, hands down! Thank you, Cheri!