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Thank you for choosing to learn more about ISR St. Louis.

ISR is a swim program dedicated to reaching as many families as possible with life-saving aquatic skills. While drowning prevention is at the heart of everything we do, we are passionate about the unique needs of your child as an individual.  ISR requires a thorough registration process which gives each instructor the tools necessary to provide the safest lessons possible.  This allows us to work with children on the varying spectrums including autism, downs syndrome and more. ISR STL has been providing self-rescue and extended stroke swim lessons in the greater St. Louis area since 2015.  

MEET Christie Cloutman

Owner of ISR St. Louis

Welcome to ISR St. Louis! I have been teaching ISR Survival Swim lessons since 2015 in the St. Louis area. Before I became a Certified ISR Instructor, I was a parent of 3 small children and an ISR mom. I learned of these life-saving lessons after my oldest daughter fell in our hot tub and did nothing to save herself. It was at that moment I learned how quickly and quietly a drowning could occur. And while my daughter was unharmed, I vowed I’d do all I could to protect my children from that happening again. 


ISR lessons were the safety lessons I was looking for - they empowered my daughter to be able to get to the side of the pool if she were to fall in. They enabled her to turn to float for air - to save herself should she ever fall in a body of water again. I watched her from the side of the pool during lessons,  learning incredible things - things I didn't know she was capable of.  And I watched her become confident and competent in the pool. It was the best investment I made as a mother in my children’s safety.  I’m proud to teach these skills in the St. Louis area - and I’m excited to have your little ones for lessons at ISR St. Louis!

Certified ISR Instructor

since 2015

ISR Certified

Each ISR instructor is highly trained and certified to teach ISR's Self-Rescue method through an intensive 8-week training program. Instructors are trained not only in-water, but through a series of educational course work in child psychology, physiology and behavioral science.

Certified instructors are required to complete annual reviews and recertification to keep their skills up to date.

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