Meet Your Instructors
Every certified ISR Instructor undergoes 8 weeks of intensive and rigorous training, consisting of academic learning as well as hands on in-water training. Each Instructor is also required to go through a recertification process each year. All instructors must maintain active CPR and First Aid certification.
Julia teaches in Amherst and surrounding areas
Julia became a certified ISR instructor in 2015 after her oldest daughter, Stella went through the program. Her favorite part of teaching ISR is giving her students confidence in the water and building relationships with each family she meets.
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Julie teaches primarily in Seven Hills and does private in-home lessons in Westlake and surrounding areas. Julie became a certified ISR instructor in 2020 after her oldest daughter Adalyn went through the program. After working as a nurse for 15 years, she decided to help people in a different way and trained to become an ISR instructor. Her favorite part of teaching ISR is watching kids develop skills and confidence throughout their sessions.
Emily teaches in Amherst and surrounding areas
Emily became a certified ISR instructor in 2021 after learning about ISR through the advocacy of Nicole Hughes, a mom who lost her 3 year old son to drowning. Her favorite part of teaching ISR is seeing how much progress her students make and how confident they become.