Pamela McPherson 
Certified ISR Instructor

I grew up spending every day of my adolescent summers swimming in Fowl River or playing on the beach at Dauphin Island with my family.  I realized at a very early age how fun and how dangerous water can be.  It was no surprise when I found out that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional death among children under the age of 5*.  The concern for my own child's safety is what prompted me to begin searching for swimming programs in this area, which is when I discovered ISR.  The closest ISR instructor at that time was three hours away.  Seeing the need to bring this incredible program to the Alabama Gulf Coast, I decided to become an instructor.  My goal is to reach as many families as possible, and spread the message that drowning is preventable. 

I found that becoming an ISR instructor was one of the most challenging and rigorous course studies that I have ever undertaken. The ISR Instructor training program is an 8-week process comprised of over 60 hours of in-water training, over 10 hours of video review, and countless hours of academic study and testing in subjects such as child psychology, physiology and behavioral science.  

Now that I am certified, I must undergo annual reviews and re-certification to ensure my skills and techniques continue to meet the highest ISR standards.  I am also certified in CPR and first-aid and hold insurance policies to protect my students.

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