Specialized swim lessons teach babies to save themselves

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - An infant swimming program is giving babies the ability to save themselves if they fall into a pool.

The program is called Infant Safety Resource classes.

At just six-months-old, instructors teach babies how to hold their breath, kick and swim but but most importantly, how to rotate and float in case of an emergency.

April Yarger said it saved her two-year-old son Rowen back in January.

Her family was in the backyard when Rowen slipped past the fence.

"We heard the dog barking and looked over at the pool and he was floating," said April.

However, her son was floating on his back, not crying at all. He learned that skill in his swim classes.

"You can't put a price tag on your kids knowing how to save themselves in water," said April.

Children who graduate the program, can perform the skills from anything in a bathing suit to full winter attire.

One-on-one lessons last for 4 to 6 weeks during the summer. The average cost per child is $400.

Check out the ISR website for more information.

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