My family and I built our home in Oviedo in 1999. My husband and I both grew up in Winter Park and graduated from Lake Howell High School. Our twin boys, Lane and Wyatt are 20 years old. I knew when my boys were in ISR lessons that I had to do this one day. I was so impressed with their instructor, their skills, and the ISR program. I have taught Infant Swimming Resource lessons for the past 17 years. I am very passionate about keeping children safe in and around the water. I am dedicated to the ISR mission that, "Not one more child drowns". In 2004 I trained to become a Master Instructor so that I could reach more children by training new instructors. I have trained several ISR Instructors in the area and also had the opportunity to travel throughout the country to train instructors. If you didn't already notice, I love pictures! I love to scrapbook as much as I can.
In 1998 I trained to become an ISR Instructor. At that time ISR was, Infant
Swimming Research. I taught from our Casselberry home and at Bob's Pools, while our house in Oviedo was being built.
From 1998-2008 I taught lessons at our home in Oviedo.
In 2008, I began traveling to train students and new instructors in Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, and Texas.
In 2009 I joined the Safe Start program at the YMCA of Central Florida. Safe Start is the non for profit partner of Infant Swimming Resource. With the Safe Start program I trained many students, instructors, and coordinated the instructor development program.
In the last 17 years I have taught over 2,000 students, thousands of refreshers, and trained 17 new instructors. I absolutely LOVE what I do and I am so excited to be able to offer lessons year round!
Dawn Tapscott, is a Certified ISR Master Instructor, She has 15 years of experience teaching drowning prevention skills and has trained many individuals locally and in other states to become ISR instructors.
“17 years ago my 16 month old twin sons took ISR lessons with Michelle Nutter, President and Owner of Safe Waters Swim School. When I saw them in the pool, weeks later able to survive in the water, I knew that I wanted to be a part of survival swimming".
Dawn has twin boys Michael and David who are 19 years old and her son Brandon is 22.. Outside of ISR, Dawn loves playing tennis, doing yoga, swimming laps, kayaking and going to the beach!
(In case you were wondering, it's not a coincidence that Dawn and I both have twin boys. We became friends over 20 years ago through our "Twins Club").