Meet Melissa Larsen

ISR Preferred Provider


🏊🏽‍♂️ Preferred Provider 💦‍

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This Preferred Provider is near and dear to my heart because, as some of you know, my son had a scare over the summer that changed everything. Drowning is fast, and it is silent!

This is a feature from Melissa Larsen from ISR Stars. Infant Swim Resource provides Self-Rescue Survival Swimming Lessons for infants and young children.

P: 631-406-9366


A: Islip, Hauppauge, Nassau locations

FB: ISR Stars

We caught up with the owner, Melissa, and asked her some questions about what makes her practice so successful.

🌊List the services you provide

🏊🏽‍♂️Teaching infants and young children how to self-rescue in the water as a layer of drowning prevention; educating and advocating for water safety and drowning prevention for the family as well as throughout the community.

🌊Out of all of the services you provide, what would you say is your specialty?

🏊🏽‍ Equipping children with survival skills for an aquatic emergency.

🌊What inspired you to start this practice?

🏊🏽‍I took my son, as an infant, to Kristine McCarren, of ISR Seal Team Survival Swimming in Port Jefferson, for lessons and was so blown away by what he was taught at such a young age in such a short amount of time that I decided to get certified as an instructor 6 months later.

🌊How long have you been in this business?

🏊🏽‍2.5 years

🌊What keeps you going every day?

🏊🏽‍ Seeing a baby or child roll back and float for the first time; a skill that can literally save their life one day. A skill they didn't have before they came to lessons.

🌊What is your favorite part about your business?

🏊🏽‍ Seeing a student become confident and competant in the water.

🌊What is one thing you would like us to know about your business?

🏊🏽‍ That ISR is available to them. Reach out to your local instructors, come observe lessons, and speak to our swim families about their experience. Gather all the information and make an informed decision about the right swim instruction for your family.

🌊What is the best compliment you've received about your services?

🏊🏽‍ That a child that was previously scared of the water before ISR lessons is now swimming and floating around their pool like a fish.

🌊What makes your business unique?

🏊🏽‍ ISR is like nothing else out there- our students are independent and skilled after their first session. All of our students practice in clothing: regular diaper, shoes, jeans, coat, etc., as most drowning accidents happen during non-swim times.


Thank you Melissa Larsen for sharing with us and giving us insight to your business!