Rollback to Float

Infants + Young Toddlers

Infants + Young Toddlers will learn the ISR Self-Rescue skill of rolling onto their backs to float, rest and breathe. They learn to maintain this position until help arrives.

Swim Float Stay


Mobile toddlers that have fully developed running skills on land will typically learn a modified ISR Self-Rescue sequence in the water. They will be taught a short, face in swim and will roll to their back when in need of air to float. The child will remain in their float until help arrives. 

Swim Float Swim

Preschool +

When an instructor deems a child developmentally ready, they will learn the full ISR Self-Rescue sequence in the water. They will practice swimming until they need air, rotating onto the back to float,

then rolling back over to continue swimming. ISR students are taught to repeat this sequence until they reach the safety of the steps, side of the pool, or the shoreline.

Maintenance & Refreshers

Previously Skilled ISR Students

Students who have been previously skilled in ISR will be offered Maintenance & Refresher opportunities to maintain their skills and confidence throughout the year. While Maintenance lessons are typically suggested 1-2x per month with Refreshers taking place every 6 months, parents should work with their instructor to determine a Maintenance + Refresher schedule that is right for their child.