ABOUT COACH KRISTINE
Certified ISR Instructor
Kristine McCarren is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Instructor. She was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Kristine received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at Ithaca College in 2004, and went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University in 2009. She continues to practice physical therapy in various settings, including pediatrics, orthopedics, and neurological rehabilitation,
When Kristine saw a picture of her then 18 month old neice swimming underwater, she immediately became interested in the ISR program. In 2013, With the support of her now husband, James, Kristine decided to travel to Florida to train to become a Certified ISR Instructor. She was amazed by the intensive training program, which prepared her to teach ISR's Self-Rescue® skills to infants and children. The training included 8 weeks of in-water, hands on training, as well as education in anatomy, physiology, child psychology and behavior, which Kristine found complimented her physical therapy background tremendously. She completed her ISR Instructor Training and founded ISR Seal Team Survival Swimming in the spring of 2013. She has appeared with her students and colleagues on the Today Show and ABC News. Kristine has made drowning prevention and education her life's passion.
When Kristine is not in the pool, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, exercising outdoors, yoga, paddleboarding, and watching sports with friends and family. Her favorite place to be is on the beach - a true water lover at heart.