Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 12:27 pm

(By Karabo Mokoena)

A swimming baby? This might seem like an impossible task to teach a 6-month-old, but it could save a life…

The Infant Swimming Resource’s (ISR) Self-Rescue survival swimming program teaches your baby how to survive if they ever fall in the pool.

Did you know that drowning accidents are the leading cause of death in children under the age of four?

Living & Loving chatted to Anneliza Vd Schyff – a Certified ISR instructor – about teaching your baby to ‘swim’.

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“ISR self-rescue swimming is not the same as swimming lessons,” she says. The course teaches children the skill of rolling onto their backs to float, rest, and breathe. They learn to maintain this position until help arrives,” Anneliza says.

Read more about this life-saving course, and how you can sign your baby up HERE.