At WaterKids I am certified to teach two techniques: Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) goes beyond traditional swim lessons to teach children aquatic survival techniques should a they reach the water alone. With the WSI Learn to Swim program, children through adults learn proper swimming technique and stroke refinement.
ISR instructors are the most highly trained and qualified of any swimming program in the country. My certification process involved 5 weeks of intensive training, which included a minimum of 60 hours of supervised in-water training. The training also included education and testing in subjects such as child psychology, physiology and behavioral science. As a certified instructor, I must undergo annual reviews and re-certification to ensure skills and techniques continue to meet the highest ISR standards. I also have a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification and teach the Learn to Swim program. I maintain bi-annual certification requirements for WSI as well.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Social Work. I have worked with many types of children in a number of different settings. I am also certified in Adult/Pediatric CPR and First Aid. I am very committed to do all I can to keep children safe in and around the water.
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