Certified ISR Instructor

Jamie Berger
My ISR Story:

In 2013 my 1st daughter was born. She is a little ball of fire. Eager to see, do and learn all she can as fast as she can. She was crawling by 5 months old and I knew she was going to keep me on my toes. I saw an ISR video of a little boy crawling outside and falling in the pool after a toy and watched in amazement as he turned over and floated!! We lived on a lake full time and it always concerned me that she would get away from me and that’s where I would find her. The closest lessons were a 50 minute drive one way, but I had to take her for my peace of mind. Her dad was skeptical about the lessons and the cost but after the first week his words were “totally worth every penny”! So at 8 months old she learned how to float on her own. I was hooked on ISR. Watching my little girl learn how to self-rescue was amazing! ISR gave us peace of mind knowing that we had given her everything she needed for “just in case”. Our 2nd daughter came in 2014 and she also went through lessons at 7 months. We are very active water people and ISR is the best part of that. Both of our daughters know how to swim and float and that they don’t get in the water without mom or dad. I love watching each of my children explore the world around them.

I became an ISR instructor in April of 2018. I fell in love with watching my children learn how to self-rescue and when Michael Petrella offered an opportunity to work for him I jumped at it. I worked for ISR Grand Rapids for 3 years as an instructor. I went out on my own in 2021 teaching from my home pool. In August of 2022 I left my 16 year career at the Post Office to become a full time instructor. I have lived in Jenison, Mi for 5 years. I homeschool my daughters and teach full time. They are now 8 and 9 and swim on the JAWS swim team.