start

ISR compared to traditional swim lessons

"17:41:10:03 --- KIDS AS SOON AS

THEY START

CRAWLING, THEY'RE CURIOUS AND

THEY GET OUT AND THEY'LL GO

ANYWHERE IF THEY CAN.

15:29 "

AND WITH THAT SPLASH...

IT'S A LIFE OR DEATH MOMENT FOR

YOUR LITTLE ONE.

"17:35:49:03 -- IT HAPPENS IN A

SPLIT SECOND. "

THAT'S EXACTLY WHY ABIGAIL

PARKS...

"GOOD JOB REBECCA "

ENROLLED HER DAUGHTER IN INFANT

SWIMMING RESOURCE

CLASSES.

"16:04:22;04 -- I'VE ALWAYS BEEN

AROUND THE

WATER. I COULD SWIM AT HER AGE.

SHE HAD NEVER HAD ANY SWIMMING

LESSONS AND I THOUGHT

ABOUT DOING THEM, BUT SO MANY OF

THEM ARE MOMMY AND ME WHERE THEY

HOLD ON TO YOU

THE WHOLE TIME. AND IF YOU LET

THEM GO THEY WILL JUST SINK TO

THE BOTTOM. 16:04:38;03 "

AT 2-YEARS-OLD...

REBECCA HAS PASSED THE 6-WEEK

COURSE..

LEARNING TO FLOAT...

" REACH AND GRAB MY HAND... NO"

BUT IT WASN'T AN EASY ROAD TO

TRAVEL.

" NO. 1-2-3. "

"THERE WAS MULTIPLE TIMES I WENT

HOME AND

TOLD MY HUSBAND WE ARE GOING TO

HAVE THE FIRST CHILD THAT FAILS

ISR. SHE IS NOT GOING TO

BE ABLE TO FLOAT. IT'S JUST NOT

GOING TO HAPPEN. SHE JUST CRIED

AND KICKED HER FEET.

THEN ALYSSA JUST WORKS WITH HER

AND SHE GETS IT. I FEEL LIKE

IT'S ME GIVING HER A LIFE

SKILL "

ISR ISN'T NEW,

BUT IT'S FAR FROM MAIN STREAM.

WHILE TRADITIONAL SWIMMING

LESSON TEACH YOUR KIDS

TO SWIM

ISR TEACHES YOUR CHILD TO

SURVIVE INCASE OF AN AQUATIC

EMERGENCY...

LIKE FALLING IN FULLY CLOTHED...

AND BEING ABLE TO ROLL OVER AND

FLOAT.

"17:16:44;06 -- DROWNING ISN'T

THRASHING

AROUND. IT'S SILENT. BECAUSE

YOUR CHILD, THERE'S THAT INITIAL

SPLASH, BUT THEN THEY

SINK. IF THEY AREN'T IN ISR

THEN THEY CAN'T GET THEMSELVES

UP. "

JUSTINE ZINGG'S DAUGHTER,

MILLER, IS JUST TWO YEARS OLD.

JUSTINE'S FAMILY SPENDS A LOT OF

TIME AROUND WATER... AND AS A

MOTHER...

DROWNING IS ONE OF HER BIGGEST

FEARS.

"

17:19:13;05

--- I MEAN YOU HOLD THEIR HAND

WHEN YOU CROSS THE STREET, SO

WHY WOULDN'T YOU GIVE

THEM SKILLS TO RESCUE THEMSELVES

IN THE WATER. "

"17:35:54:23 --- YEAH, THE FIRST

WEEK WAS TOUGH

WHEN I PUT MY DAUGHTER THROUGH,

BUT I'M LUCKY THAT I DON'T KNOW

THE

ALTERNATIVE WHICH IS DROWNING.

ALYSSA NEIDER IS JUST ONE OF

THREE CERTIFIED ISR INSTRUCTORS

IN WISCONSIN.

IN TWO YEARS...

SHE'S HAD 65 STUDENTS COMPLETE

THE 6-WEEK COURSE...

RANGING IN AGE FROM 6 MONTHS TO

6 YEARS OLD...

" 17:37:29:18 --- I GIVE THE

ANALOGY WHEN A CHILD

CRIES AND YOU HAVE A CARSEAT AND

THEY DON'T WANT TO GO INTO THE

CARSEAT YOU'RE NOT

JUST GOING TO PUT THEM IN THE

CAR AND NOT PUT THEM IN THE

CARSEAT. YOU'RE GOING TO PUT

THEM IN THAT CARSEAT AND YOU'RE

GOING TO STRAP THEM IN PROPERLY

BECAUSE IT'S THE SAFE

THING TO DO. 17:37:48:19"

ISR HAS BEEN SCRUTINIZED LATELY

IN SOCIAL MEDIA...

BECAUSE FOR SOME...

THE CRYING... COUGHING... AND

DISTRESS ON THESE LITTLE

FACES THAT ARE NEW TO THE

PROGRAM... IS UNNERVING... BUT

NEIDER STANDS BY HER TEACHINGS.

"17:43:44:01 --- IT'S NOT FOR

EVERY PARENT,, BUT

IT IS FOR EVERY CHILD 48:04 "

NO MATTER THE METHOD BY WHICH

YOUR CHILD LEARNS TO SWIM...

SHE CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH...

39:16 CHILDREN HAVE NO BUSINESS

BEING IN OR

AROUND WATER WITHOUT SKILLS AND

WITHOUT A PARENT WITH CONSTANT

EYES ON 46:26 EVEN IF

THEY HAVE ISR SKILLS THEY NEED

TO HAVE CONSTANT EYES ON NO

MATTER WHAT. 49:06

IN MADISON, AMY PFLUGSHAUPT,

NBC15 NEWS.