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In October of 2007, my father sent me the video of Miles, the toddler in the blue cotton jumper that falls into the water and then rolls back to float, and maintains his float for five minutes, fully clothed. I was absolutely amazed that a 14 month old child could save himself from drowning.

Having a backyard pond and a 2 year old that couldn't swim lead me directly to the ISR national website. At the time, I noticed there were no ISR Instructors in Michigan and the nearest Instructor was in Ohio.  Seeing a need for this important program in Michigan, I began to research becoming an ISR instructor. In April of 2008, I became the first Certified ISR Instructors in Michigan. In May of 2012 I became a Master Instructor. This allows me to teach other instructors, and special needs student, thus reaching more children. In September of 2018 I've been asked to start my training as a Senior Master Instructor.


Hi! My name is Katrina and I along with my husband and 2 partners began a non-profit in honor of our daughter Temperance in south east Michigan. Our daughter went to heaven in a backyard swimming pool July 9th 2016 at the age of 4, 16 day before her 5th birthday. We aim to educate our communities and make ISR available and more affordable to local families. Erin one of our founders is leaving to become ISR certified November 19th and we continue to fundraise for educational materials and to create scholarships to help offset the cost to families seeking ISR lessons for their children. We would love to join in your efforts to end childhood drowning so that not one more family knows this heartache.