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Spring & Summer ISR and ARC Lessons Booking Now!

February 12, 2014

Don’t miss your preferred spot.  With all the cold and snowy weather, it’s hard to imagine, but Spring will be here before you know it.  I’m already booking swim lessons into the summer!   Want to be sure your child is ready for the water?

Call (252) 202-2000 or Email today.

I will be at the OBX Parenting Expo this coming Saturday (YMCA starting at 10:00 AM) with my scheduling books, so slots are going to start filling up fast.  ISR Lessons & Refresher Lessons are available for kids age 6 months to 6 years.  American Red Cross Lessons also available for older children to adults.  I look forward to seeing you in the water!

The Swim Lady, Christen Buchert


Check Out 12 Month Old Teddy!

August 10, 2013

Wondering what it would look like if your little one learned ISR?  Watch 12 month old Teddy K., who is just finishing up 4 weeks of ISR lessons:

What to do with your preschooler this summer…

June 16, 2013

“I’m so jazzed about this picture… I LOVE seeing the look of pride, accomplishment, and confidence! This wasn’t a pose for the camera… this is the result of Christen Buchert!!!  THANKS!!!”                     -Mom of Caleb M. 3.5 years old


Contact The Swim Lady today for Summer Sessions or call (252) 202-2000

2013 Summer Lessons-Now Booking!

May 1, 2013

Looking to get your little fish safely back into the water or learning for the first time?  Now is the time to book your ISR lessons (or refresher lessons) or American Red Cross swim lessons.  Summer lessons are already filling up quickly, so call (252) 202-2000 or email today for availability!

ISR Lesson Time Slots are made available in 10-minute increments during the following times of day and during the specified dates: May 6th-June 14th (8:00 am-11:00 am and 5:00-6:20 pm); June 17th-July 26th (8:00 am-11:00 am & 5:00-6:00 pm); July 29th-Sept 6th (8:00 am-11:00 am & 5:00-6:00 pm). Virginia times to be determined, but likely beginning Sept 9th.

Book Now-Indoor Winter ISR Lessons & Refreshers

January 3, 2013
ISR SequenceLooking for something to do this winter?
Do you want to get a jump start on your Spring schedule or get your refresher/maintenance lessons in early?
Now is the time to sign up your little one(s) for a new course or to brush up your child’s swimming skills.  I will be teaching at The Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk starting on January 21st in their indoor pool, and I am so thankful for their generosity in letting us use their facilities.  Limited spaces are available, so don’t delay in booking your spot if you are interested in winter lessons.

Lessons will be held between 4:20-6:20pm, and I am offering a special winter rate-contact me for details.  If you want a space in this winter session, please email me with your available time range, and I will let you know what is available.  I will pencil you in and ask you to mail in your deposit (1st week of tuition) to lock in your time slot.  I ask that you wait to register on January 1st, or thereafter, so that your National Registration fee will count towards the 2013 calendar year

Email me: for your registration link

Contact me soon to secure your space, because space is limited in this session, which wraps up in March. (Refresher Lessons last for 2 weeks; Maintenance Lessons are taught 2-3 times/week).  If you’d rather wait until my Spring or summer sessions,  you can also secure your class dates/start time by mailing in a deposit.  Those sessions start on May 6, June 17 and August 5.

ISR Sessions for February-Indoor Lessons

August 27, 2012

I am currently taking names for students for indoor ISR Lessons, set to begin February 2013.  Please email or call (252) 202-2000 for more information!

Summer Sessions Start in May-Book Now!

May 2, 2012

I am gearing up for another wonderful summer teaching children to love and respect water!  If you are interested in ISR lessons (including introductory and refresher courses), American Red Cross lessons (either private, semi-private or group) or even Lifeguard Certifications, please contact me today! Email or call (252) 202-2000 for pricing and availability.  The registration form for all classes can be found on my “Forms & Resources” page.

All the best,

Christen “The Swim Lady” Buchert

American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Lessons (Levels I – VI)

These are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Get your deposit in early for the best availability. Enroll in private lessons (1:1) or I can match your child up with an appropriate swimmer for semi-privates (2:1) or small group (3:1) lessons. You can also let me know with whom you would like your child to swim (list names on your registration form). Please fill out the form when sending your deposit, and circle ALL the day and times that you are available. When I receive your deposit and available times, I will call to schedule and we will lock in your dates/times. Morning & afternoon lessons available.

Infant Swimming Resource Lessons:

ISR’s Self-Rescue technique focuses on safe one-on-one customized instruction to teach children from 6 months to 6 years of age how to save themselves if they were to end up in the water alone. These are not traditional swimming lessons. They do not teach water acclimation with songs and toys. This is an intensive, self-rescue program and the results are inspiring, amazing and real. If your child is a bit older, fearful or not progressing like you want them to with traditional lessons, this could be the answer you are looking for. Please check out the website: to find out more about this wonderful program. I am very happy to be able to offer this program to our area children. Contact me for more information. Morning & afternoon lessons available.

NOTE: Here’s some important information for parents who are trying to decide between returning for refresher lessons or not. Please don’t let all the time and hard work your child(ren) put in to learning these skills get lost. Enroll in refresher lessons or American Red Cross lessons today. Spaces are filling up fast.

Lifeguard Certification:

Included in American Red Cross certification is Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and Oxygen Administration. Course dates: May 5, 12, 13 & 19. (Call for class times.