ISR Parent Guidelines 2017
Thank you enrolling your child with Infant Swimming Resource. The following Guidelines have been outlined and created to allow you to provide your child with the best and safest experience during his or her participation in ISR Lessons.
Please review the following list carefully and address all questions to your instructor.
1. The second phase of the ISR National Registration Processing System is the shipment of an ISR Welcome Kit to your home. This Kit will contain your ISR Parent Resource Book (PRB). Please read it in its entirety. This book will answer most of your questions and educate you about our method for teaching aquatic self-rescue skills, as well as general water safety and safeguarding your home aquatic environment.
2. You will read in the PRB about the importance for your child of your attitude and emotions with regards to lessons, so please keep in mind that your child is constantly observing you and taking his or her emotional cues from you. Maintain a positive, supportive attitude throughout your child’s ISR Lesson experience.
3. Remember that you are required to bring a signed copy of your child’s ISR National Registration form to your instructor on the first day of lessons. If you cannot locate the original email from ISR that contained this document as an attachment, you can log back onto the ISR National Registration Website and log in to retrieve and print the form.
4. You received with your Confirmation of Registration Clearance email from ISR the “How to complete the BUDS” and the “ISR FULL BUDS” forms as attached documents. (If you cannot locate this email, please contact your instructor and request that he or she email a secondary copy of the documents to you.) Please review the “How to” document, as well as the additional information regarding the BUDS contained within your ISR PRB. The Poolside BUDS will be completed, in addition to the FULL BUDS, on the pool deck with your instructor. The completion and submission of the FULL BUDS to the instructor and the completion of the POOLSIDE BUDS is required before EVERY lesson. If the BUDS forms are not complete and available to the instructor, your child will not be able to swim that day. This is a requirement of ISR’s insurance and is non-negotiable. Feel free to keep it in a Zip-loc bag.
5. Diet is an important aspect of your child’s ISR Lesson Experience. Your child should not eat or drink milk within 2 hours of their lesson time slot. In addition, infants and toddlers should avoid apple products throughout the duration of their ISR Lessons. Apple products are high in fiber, which can cause gas and bloating that will make the floating and swimming maneuvers practiced during ISR lessons difficult and sometimes painful. Please review the Diet section of your ISR PRB for more information.
6. All children (who are not potty trained) participating in ISR Lessons must wear the swim diaper that is free to you with your ISR coupon. You my buy a swim diaper with a plastic lining. “Huggies” disposable swim diapers are not a substitute. This helps to eliminate fecal and urine contamination of the swimming pool. There is a public bathroom at the Dive Shop
7. For your child’s safety, we require every parent to bring three (3) towels to each lesson. The use of three towels on the pool deck helps to reduce the risk of spreading communicable disease. Please read your PRB for more information regarding this protocol.
8. Lesson Fee payments of $85 per week can be deposited with your child’s name on it in the box on the cabinet. Payments can be made via cash or paypal to kerstswim4life.com
9. Consistency is crucial when learning self-rescue skills. Bringing your child every day will increase the rate of progress and retention of skills.
- Please give your instructor a two-week notice before any planned vacations and contact your instructor directly if your child has a prolonged illness.
- If you are unsure as to your child’s ability to safely participate in lessons, call your instructor for verification of your child’s readiness to swim. Children can safely take swim class if they have a runny nose or low-grade temperature (under 100 degrees).
10. Videotaping of Lessons is allowed however, not the full lesson.
11. Please keep all children, not currently participating in lessons, seated next to you. Do not allow them in or near the water. There are A LOT of dangerous items at the dive shop. It is also distracting and unsafe to the instructor and student in the water if other children are running around or trying to play in the water.
12. NO FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED ON THE POOL DECK
Veronica A. Kerst 863-409-7221 (cell)