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I am a Mommy to 3 incredible children and my fur baby. I am an ISR Master Instructor and a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with my BA in Communication and my MBA.
15 years ago, I was traveling often for my job in Marketing. I had just built a pool in my backyard and I began having fears that something could happen to my daughter. Our Nanny could not swim nor could my daughter at 11 months old.
I found ISR through an old college friend who's daughter completed lessons in Central Florida. I sought out to find an ISR Instructor nearby and enrolled right away. I drove over 30 minutes each way for our 10 minute lesson but what she learned was so amazing, the daily drives and yelling child were beyond worth it!
After my "ISR Mom" experience, I felt compelled to help other parents attain what I had- knowing my child is safe, skilled, and actually really happy in the water (when she finished her lessons). I decided to become an Instructor in 2007.
It never gets old seeing a baby be able to roll on to their back and float and be able to breathe before they can even stand up. With drowning being so prevalent in our area, we need to prepare children with the skills needed to survive in and around the water. ISR does just that. Even my youngest has put her skills to the test when she decided to walk off the back of an anchored boat in Lake Boca.
Helping children become competent in the water is so important to me, that teaching these lessons is not a job, it is a passion. This passion never feels like work.
I have taught over 1,000 children the ISR Self-Rescue skills needed to survive if ever in an aquatic emergency and to SWIM for fun as well as trained over 30 Instructors for ISR. I can't wait to meet your family so you can enjoy the amazing ISR results for yourselves!
I am a married Mother of 4 amazing children (who am I kidding rambunctious, wild ones is more like it). Early Childhood Professional, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, American Heart Association CPR instructor, and Certified ISR instructor.
Growing up on our family sailboat “Gracious” I’ve always had a profound love and respect for the water. Fear of the water is not an option in our family. However, my love for the water changed after a traumatic experience.
Years ago, while at a pool party I SAVED a child’s life by performing CPR on her. After 6 sets of compressions She was awake looking for her Mommy! She is one of the good stories you hear about and walked away unscathed.
Unfortunately, after that day my love for the water turned into a fear of the water.
I knew we needed to find the best swim program for our boys 3yrs and 15m at the time. After researching the options available in my area, I knew ISR was the best choice. I was amazed at what they were able to learn in such a short period of time.
Being a teacher myself I was fascinated with the teaching process of ISR lessons. The program really shined for me when I watched my boys and the child I saved, simulate saving themselves fully clothed. I could finally enjoy being around the water again.
Shortly after my boys completed the program, I made the choice to leave my classroom behind to become a Certified ISR Instructor. My favorite part of being an ISR instructor is when my students make me feel like a celebrity when they see me out of the pool. I love the special bond I create with my students.
The strong aquatic foundation we build together will last their lifetime, there is nothing better than that!
I am a mom of 1 grown almost flown son who’s getting ready to serve in our military with the Marine Corps.
When he was just a few months old I had been looking for an instructor to teach him self rescue skills since the instructor that taught my sisters girls was no longer teaching. Unfortunately the only instructor I could find could not accommodate my work schedule so I was out of luck until ISR came to the JCC in 2005 where my son attended preschool. I was the first one to sign up and coincidentally I had left my position at my job so I was able to take him and to watch his lessons every day.
I was truly amazed at the process and his progression in his skills that I had asked a ton of questions during them.
At some point near the end of his session I was approached by the Master Instructors that were training a few student instructors at the time to take over the program at the JCC and asked if I would be interested in becoming certified and teaching there as well. I of course jumped at the chance and I was in the water training just a few short weeks after my son learned this valuable skill.
As well as training to be an ISR instructor I was also offered the position of Aquatic Director and did that for many years until I decided that I only wanted to teach children to self rescue and that was where my passion was.
So here I am all these years later still teaching and providing families with valuable water safety information that they can share.
I am so lucky that ISR gave me the opportunity to become certified which lead me to have a wonderful career and hundreds of children skilled in aquatic survival should they ever find water alone. I have also stayed in contact with many of families over the years and I believe that I am very close to getting the children of the children that I have taught.