MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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Thank you for taking a moment to get to know your instructors. ISR is a swim program dedicated to reaching as many families as possible with life-saving aquatic skills. ISR Kentucky Aquatics, previously known as ISR Lexington, has been serving the families of the Bluegrass with drowning prevention self-rescue and recreational swim instruction since 2016. 

While drowning prevention is the heartbeat of why we do what we do, we are passionate about your child’s well-being as a whole. ISR provides a thorough registration process that gives each instructor the tools to provide your child with the best lessons possible, giving us the capability to work with children on varying spectrums from SPD, autism, down syndrome, and more. For more about instructor training requirements, click here.

Thank you for taking a moment to get to know your instructors. ISR is a swim program dedicated to reaching as many families as possible with life-saving aquatic skills. ISR Kentucky Aquatics, previously known as ISR Lexington, has been serving the families of the Bluegrass with drowning prevention self-rescue and recreational swim instruction since 2016.

While drowning prevention is the heartbeat of why we do what we do, we are passionate about your child’s well-being as a whole. ISR provides a thorough registration process that gives each instructor the tools to provide your child with the best lessons possible, giving us the capability to work with children on varying spectrums from SPD, autism, down syndrome, and more. For more about instructor training requirements, click here.

Cheri Slay - ISR Kentucky Aquatics

Mrs. Cheri

Owner of ISR Kentucky Aquatics
6th Year as a Certified ISR Instructor

Before joining ISR, I had a background as a competitive swimmer before transitioning into teaching traditional swim instruction. I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages and skill levels — my youngest student being 6 months and my oldest being 82. My background, swimming competitively and teaching traditional lessons for 7 years, gave me a foundation  in aquatics that has proved invaluable to my growth as an ISR instructor. 

After years in traditional aquatics, I couldn’t ignore the reality that drowning affects so many families nationwide. I knew if I was going to continue to give children the love of water, I had the responsibility to teach them also to survive the water. I became a Certified Infant Swim Instructor with a passion to make a lasting difference for the children in my community, by giving them the potentially life-saving skills, and competence and confidence to be aquatic problem solvers. I consider it pure joy and an incredible blessing to give these children the gift of a lifetime. I love meeting new people, educating others about the program and watching students develop the confidence in themselves as swimmers.

 

Coach David - ISR Kentucky Aquatics

Coach DAVID

3rd Year as a Certified ISR Instructor

With a degree in communication and a background in management and sales, working with people is a passion of mine. Drowning prevention touches close to home for me due to a near drowning experience as a child in a small, shallow body of water behind the home I grew up in. Little did I know until years later as an adult, that drowning is the #1 cause of death in children 4 and under. 

After seeing my wife train and teach for several years, and the joy it brought so many families whose children received these life-saving skills, I knew I wanted to be a part of the ISR team as well. 

Rachel ISR Instructor Lexington

Miss Rachel

Certified Instructor

As an ISR swim parent myself, I know firsthand how invaluable it is to have peace of mind about my children knowing life saving skills when it comes to the water. I decided that becoming an ISR instructor was right for me because teaching children has always been a passion of mine. I have a background in early childhood education working with kids from infancy to preschool, as well as Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education college coursework. I am happy to be a part of this team of skilled instructors and glad I can provide other parents comfort by teaching these lifesaving abilities to children.

We consider it pure joy and an incredible blessing to give these children the gift of a lifetime. We love meeting new people, educating others about the program and watching students develop the confidence in themselves as swimmers. We look forward to teaching your child and working together to assure that “not one more child drowns!”

 

Blessings,
Cheri & David