I would like to thank you for your interests in ISR Lessons for your child. My name is Jennifer Laurent. I am 35 years old and reside in Covington, Louisiana. I am married to my wonderful husband, Sam Laurent. We have a two-year old son named Chandler and a five-month old daughter named Juliana. I have been a realtor for the past five years. Although I have enjoyed every aspect of my job, helping families sell their home, buy their forever home, and building everlasting relationships with my clients, I’ve felt that my true purpose in life had been missing and had not been fulfilled. There was something more that I’ve been yearning.
As a parent, as all of you know, parenting has been the most challenging, yet rewarding job I’ve ever had. My sole purpose in life is to protect and provide for our children. This is what led me to ISR. Although incredibly beautiful and peaceful, the pond and fountain in our yard also frightened us when Chandler became part of our family. With all of the preventative measures taken around pools, ponds, etc., drowning accidents continue to happen entirely too often. In my eyes, I felt that the only true way to protect my son was to prepare him for the worse-case scenario.
When my son was an infant, I started searching for swimming lessons. At the time, majority of the swimming instructors in my area were already finished with their last session of the year and would not start their next session until Spring 2018. That’s when I started my research. Without having an option like ISR in our area, we decided to enroll our son into Mommy and Me Swimming Lessons. It was an absolute joy to be with him in the water to have fun and sing along with him, but it seemed that these classes were designed to make the children adapt to the water, not respect the water. I felt that if he were involved in a water incident that he would not possess the necessary skills to rescue himself and survive.
Just recently, we knew of two families in our community that had lost their children due to drowning. That’s where I realized that there is a need for ISR in my area. I felt God led me for this wonderful opportunity to be the FIRST ISR Instructor all across the Northshore and Southshore in 2018.
Since I have been certified, I have taught in New Orleans, Slidell, Hammond, Covington, Madisonville, Ponchatoula in public and residential pools. I have taught over 120 students in my first year August 2018-August 2019 until I had our second child, and I want to continue to strive to make ISR well-known in my areas. My goal is to make a difference in our community and be responsible for teaching children a foundation of survival skills that can save their life.
I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for contacting ISR Northshore.