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By Jenna Wolfe

A new type of swimming instruction called ISR, Infant Swimming Resource, trains babies — in small, 10-minute spurts — how to survive in water by trusting their own buoyancy. 

JoAnn Barnett teaches 7-month-old Emma as her mom looks on. Today

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children 1 to 3 years of age in 30 states. That's why JoAnn Barnett, the CEO of ISR, believes her program is successful and necessary.

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The structured lesson plans are for babies and kids from 6 months to 6 years old. Today

Parents can sit nearby, but not interfere with the lesson plan. 

WATCH: Jenna's report on how ISR works

The New York Times reports that almost 300,000 babies have been taught these "self-rescue" techniques.Today

Babies and kids take classes five days a week for six weeks, for only 10 minutes at a time. 

What do you think? Would you try ISR for your baby?

During ISR, babies learn to flip themselves over to float on their backs.Today

Though Jenna's on board with ISR, it'll take some convincing for the other members of her household, she reported Thursday. 

Jenna and baby Harper, at a traditional swim lesson. Today