Northshore Swim
Swim lessons for all ages


Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)

Survival Swimming

Please contact Julia DEal REGARDING Lessons beginning October 2018 and ending December 2019!

Contact Julia Deal: (985) 605-4177


Sessions begin January 7, 2019.

Four to six week course.

Starting at six months to six years of age.

Registration Link:

ISR Calendar Link:

Click “Calendar” above to view the ISR calendar.


  • ISR lessons are 10 minutes per day, 5 days per week, generally 4-6 weeks for Children 6 months to 6 years.  Morning and Afternoon Sessions are available for your convenience.

  • Cost is $105 Registration Fee to ISR. This Registration Fee is non-refundable!  No child is allowed to begin lessons until he/she is cleared by ISR’s RET team of pediatric nurses and physicians who review the Registration Form.

  • Please click on the ISR Registration Link to register your child (located at the top right corner of this page).  Upon my receipt of ISR confirmation your child is cleared to begin lessons, please call me to reserve your time slot. I shall e-mail you confirmation of your time slot and information regarding what to expect on your child’s first day of ISR lessons.  Please bring your initial deposit of $375 (1st 3 weeks of lessons) to me on the first day of lessons.  If the deposit is not paid, your child may not begin ISR lessons.

  • A $375 initial deposit (1st 3 weeks) is due upon reserving your 10 minute time slot.  After the $375 initial deposit is made via check made payable to Julia Deal, your time slot will be held until ISR approves your child for lessons.  Final payment of $375 is due at the end of the 3rd week of lessons on Friday, unless arrangements have been made to remit payment on Monday of the beginning of Week 4 lessons.

  • Weekly lesson fee is $125 per week, paid directly to me.  This includes Vacations/Sick Days/Absences/Holidays.  Saturday lessons are provided in the event of cancellation due to weather.  The pool is heated year round. It is covered by a dome from October/November to April/March, weather dependent.

  • Morning Sessions, 7 am – 9 am; Afternoon Sessions 4 pm – 6 pm. Fall 2018-Winter 2019.

  • All lessons will be held at NorthShore Swim located at 690 Albert Street, Mandeville, Louisiana 70448.  However, private lessons in your pool are available as well.  Please contact me to discuss dates, times, locations and fee schedule at 985 605 4177.

  • Refresher Courses (1-2 weeks) are also available after your child completes his/her initial ISR six week course.  Refresher courses cost $100-$200.  There is no ISR registration fee when the course is taken within the year of completing the initial ISR six week course.

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WHAT Is Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)?

  • Since 1966, ISR is nationally recognized as the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for infants and young children (6 months – 6 years).  Over 45 years of research and development, certified instructors committed to safety and a proven history of success with ISR’s Self-Rescue® program provides parents with the confidence their children are receiving the best instruction available today.

  • ISR recognizes that pool fences, adult supervision and pool alarms are necessary approaches to drowning prevention, however, over 4,000 drowning deaths per year still occur.  ISR’s core philosophy remains the fact that the child is the most important part of drowning prevention.  Over 300,000 ISR graduates and over 800 documented survival stories are proof that children can save themselves.

  • Children from 6-12 months focus on Rollback to Float, rest and breathe until help arrives.

  • Children from 12 months to 6 years focus on Swim-Float-Swim survival sequence.  They learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; roll back over to resume swimming to the steps or side of a pool where they either crawl out of the pool or are rescued.

  • Refresher lessons are important in maintaining your child’s ISR’s Self-Rescue® skills. Children should return for refresher lessons within 3-6 months of completing ISR


Meet Your Certified ISR Instructor!

  • Julia Deal is a Certified ISR Instructor located in Mandeville, Louisiana.  I graduated from University of California, Davis in 1992, Tulane University in 1994 and Loyola University School of Law in 2001. I learned about ISR while visiting my 3 year old god-daughter who lives in Winter Haven, Florida.  I just knew I had to find the time outside of my estate planning law practice to get certified and offer ISR to children in my area!

  • Prior to practicing law, I worked with pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans in the Nuclear Medicine Department.  I remain CPR and First Aid Certified by the American Heart Association as well – another requirement of being a Certified ISR Instructor.

  • Although I continue to practice law part-time, I find teaching ISR’s Self-Rescue® skills to children on the Northshore, South Shore and Mississippi is life-changing for families. So many of us spend time in our pools, on our boats, and in bodies of water regularly that ISR lessons provide another layer of protection for our precious children in addition to fences and supervision. This is why ISR Self-Rescue® skills are so important!

  • Teaching ISR allows me to positively impact families in an area of our country where enjoyment of the water is as much a way of life as is a crawfish boil with friends and family.