I am so grateful for Colleen Haas and the ISR program.  It was absolutely amazing to watch my 6 month old baby Emma rolling onto her back from a DSC00540facedown position in the water!  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how automatic rolling onto her back became for her.  She wasn’t even crawling, yet she could save herself from drowning.  What a miracle to witness!  I took her back to Colleen after she turned one to to learn how to  incorporate swimming with her float.  She was a champ swimmer at just one year old!  She came two more years for her refreshers when she was two and three years old.  She is now swimming the length of the pool keeping up with her big brother and sister.  She begs us to go swimming everyday!

Colleen also taught my older daughter Sarah the swim float swim technique.  At four years old she was swimming the full length of the pool while using her freestyle stroke stopping to breath using the floating technique.  I would recommend Colleen and the ISR program to anyone with children or grandchildren.  These lessons have been absolutley invaluable to my family.


Hi Colleen,test

We took the kids to visit their grandparents in Tucson to swim for a couple of days at their club pool.  People were stunned at Griffyn’s swimming, floating and diving!  He totally stole the show.  Maezy was diving for dive sticks but Griffyn was just showing off, and not really knowing what ruckus he was creating!  Griffyn is only two and has the confidence and skills of most five year olds.  Their were about five other little kids at the pool with their parents and they were all wearing life perservor vests just staring at him in amazement!  It was a great mom moment!
Thank you so much,
Sharon, Maezy 5, and Griffyn 2


Thank you for teaching our 15-month old son, Marcus, how to swim. We always felt comfortable with your teaching style and your constant reassurance. Your encouragement made it easy for

us to trust you and for Marcus to become a proficient and happy swimmer. We think ISR is a valuable resource for all parents who are not just interested in their child’s safety, but also for their confidence and enthusiasm for the water. ISR is unique in its step-by-step approach in swimming and laid a great foundation for our son. We can hardly keep Marcus out of the pool now. Everyday he builds on what you have taught him and he is becoming an even stronger swimmer. Thank you again for always making us feel welcome and for teaching Marcus how to be safe and confident around water. We look forward to our refresher course in the spring.
Nathan and Jackie Campbell

Dear Colleen,

123I wanted to let you know that Addy was in Tucson this weekend staying with my in-laws.  She was helping her Opa clean something near the pool.  She backed up too far and fell in wearing her pajamas and shoes.  Opa told us that she came right up into her float!  It was hard for me to hear this news and be far away not being there when it happened.  Of course the more overwhelming feeling of gratefulness for having her in your program trumps anything else.  I am so glad we did ISRand I had no idea the we would encounter an accident like this so soon.  I know it must have really helped Addy too because she knew what to do instead of freaking out and being traumatized from it.  I can’t thank you enough.

My daughter learned how to come up out of the water into a float on her back with no assistance.  No matter how the stimulation of the fall happened she did this consistently.  This experience was truly an amazing one to watch.  I watched my daughter on the first day wanting to put her hands and feet up to her mouth and by the end she floated like a starfish!  This class taught both her and I so much about survival skills in the water.
Colleen was a wonderful teacher and my one year old Annabelle still considers Colleen her friend when she looks at her trophy with pride.  We will be looking forward to our swim and float lessons in the Spring.

Kimberly Brewer