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My name is Mariah Sandford and I became a certified ISR Instructor in 2013. I am married to a wonderful husband and together we have two boys and a trusty Lab! Like many of you, I first heard about ISR from watching the Miles Video. I knew immediately that I not only wanted my children to learn this ISR Self-RescueTM technique but I wanted to teach it. So, at the ages of 10 months and 2 1/2 years old, my boys learned ISR Self-RescueTM the same time that I went through the extensive training program to become a Certified Instructor. It has allowed my kids to really enjoy the water now that they have the skills necessary for survival. It's such an honor to be a part of an organization that's saving lives! I'm excited that I get to serve our community in this way and look forward to working with you and your family!

Mariah Sandford
Certified ISR Instructor

I offer lessons in the Oklahoma City Metro Area.

I offer a sibling discount. A discount will be applied to the standard weekly fee for children of any active soldier, police officer, or firefighter.

Financial Assistance:
Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. ISR’s goal is to prevent drowning and through our ISR Community of Caring, we offer lesson fee scholarships to families in need, to ensure that no child is prevented from enrolling in ISR Lessons due to financial need. Funds are set aside by ISR on an annual basis for families in need to apply for financial assistance to cover a portion of the cost of program participation.

You can help too! Please visit the Infant Swimming Resource SEAL STORE to purchase ISR apparel and merchandise. Portions of the proceeds from sales on the Seal Store will go to our Community of Caring Scholarship Program, which assists under privileged families in providing their children the potentially lifesaving skills learned in ISR lessons. Thank you for your support!

Refresher Classes:
Refresher lessons are extremely important in continuing and maintaining your child's ISR Self-Rescue™ skill development. Children grow and develop rapidly from infants to toddlers and young children. This development process represents improved strength, coordination, and a more finely tuned cognitive ability. In accordance with this growth, children enrolled in ISR return periodically to participate in Refresher Lessons.

Ready to Begin Lessons or have questions? Email me at with your desired lesson time and I will email you more information. I look forward to working with you and your little ones!