WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO SAY . . .
“Angel and ISR are the ideal combination to build your child’s confidence and the skills to be safer in the water. During my military service in the Navy, I trained rescue swimmers on our ship and later, as an Army officer, I earned my PhD in sport psychology and taught cadets as a professor at West Point. Angel’s approach and professionalism reflect all the best practices I have seen for teaching and the theory of learning. I am so happy that my 2-year old son’s first experiences in the water were with her – and he loved every lesson. She has my strongest recommendation and my son is so excited to return for refresher lessons.” Pete J., PhD, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired)
“Our twin boys graduated from ISR with Angel in July and we couldn’t be happier. It has been one of the best decisions my husband and I have made for their safety and self confidence. At 1.5 years old our boys wait their turn to enter the pool, kick towards us and most importantly roll onto their backs to float. They love the pool, but also respect it. We continue to use our safety gate yet feel an added layer of caution now. After a decade covering heartbreaking drownings in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, ISR lessons were a must do for us. I am so glad we found Angel with ISR Swim Angels.”
“This past weekend, we were at the neighbor’s house V was playing in their pool with 2 bigger kids. It had been months since we were in the pool. V was playing on the steps, and having a great time. At one point, he either slipped off the step or fell while reaching for something. I saw him fall in, and immediately jumped up and ran to him, but by the time I got there (and I wasn’t far) he had already managed to get his footing and stand up. He got out of the pool and he never coughed or cried or anything. I know this isn’t some great “you saved my son’s life” story, but this is second time he’s done this, and both times he seemed to hold his breath just fine and remain calm, and for that I am really grateful. I’m so glad that he can go months without swimming, and still not panic when he falls in, and knows what to do. Now if only you could make it so I didn’t panic so much when he falls in! Lol. Anyway, thanks for what you do!!!” Jennifer P.
“I could never say enough great things about ISR and Ms. Angel. My 3 year old and 1 year old just completed ISR Swim Angels and we couldn’t be any more thrilled with the results. A little background about us… When my oldest turned one, we enrolled her in a local (and very popular) swim school. When my youngest turned one, we were about to enroll her in that school as well. But then we bought a home with a pool and knew that we needed to get serious about swimming! We found Ms. Angel and enrolled our youngest. After seeing her progress just one week into ISR, we knew we had to pull our oldest out of that swim school and get her to Ms. Angel’s! She had been in swimming lessons once a week for two and a half years, and her skill level was no where near that of my one year old’s just one week into ISR. I could go on and on about ISR vs regular swim lessons, but there’s not enough room for that. All I can say is if you want your child to be safe and confident in the water, don’t waste your time (and money) with anything/ anywhere else. ISR is the way to go!”
“We can’t say enough great things about ISR and Miss Angel! Our daughter took lessons at 22 months and shortly after we took a summer vacation and no one could believe our two year old was swimming around the whole pool without any assistance. She is now three and we just completed our refresher lessons and she is truly a fish. We feel so blessed that the water is a source of enjoyment for our family, not a source of stress. My husband swears she is ready for the Olympics! ISR works and we are so grateful for it!”
“All three of our children have taken from Ms. Angel and cannot believe the difference in their skills and those of our friends children in other programs. We have had several near accidents where they have fallen in on different occasions and each time are pleased to see them remembering their aquatic survival skills. We are thrilled to have the peace of mind given to our family thanks to ISR and Ms. Angel. “
“Ms. Angel was very gentle with my daughter who was a little timid of the water at first. We have had such a great time coming these 6 wks that we will miss coming to lessons! But now my little fish is swimming all over the pool when we go to the YMCA to show off her skills. Thank you so much!”
“We are so grateful to Miss Angel’s ISR classes from last spring – almost a year after his class, my 4.5 year old son was riding his big wheel around our pool. I was right there with him, but he missed the corner and splashed into the pool. It was a very cold day and the water temperature was probably around 60 degrees. Zeke came right up and started toward the steps to get himself out. He was a little mad at me for reaching in and pulling him out because he said, “Mom, I was swimming for the side. I was doing what I was supposed to do.” Thanks, Miss Angel!
“ISR is an amazing program. My daughters completed ISR with Angel at 10 and 22 months of age and now do annual refresher courses. My oldest daughter, almost 4 years old, is an avid swimmer. With pools surrounding us and family living on a deep water canal, there is no better way to ensure my children’s safety, along with careful supervision. In addition to having a role as Mom, I am also a board certified pediatrician. From both a personal and professional perspective, the protection given by ISR is priceless.”