Becky Bentz, Certified Instructor since 2008
I was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida on waterfront property on the St. John’s river. My family has always been involved in all water sports as well as fishing and boating. My home was 3 doors down from the Arlington YMCA where I began to swim before I can remember – around age 2 or 3.
My youngest son Brooks completed the ISR program at 16 months, and at the time, there were no instructors in South Carolina. I traveled to my hometown of Jacksonville to provide these life-saving skills to my son. It was at this time that I made the decision to become an ISR instructor. This has been so fulfilling to me because I am able to give families in the Charleston community the benefits of the most effective and safe Self-Rescue program available and therefore provide a new level of safety to children in an area surrounded by water.
Jody Mantie, Certified Instructor since 2008
My name is Jody King Mantie. My husband and I just relocated to Mount Pleasant after being born and raised in Connecticut. I have been an ISR instructor since 2008. I have always had a passion for health and wellness and spent many years teaching group fitness classes and personal training. This career, along with my husband's career as a firefighter has given me an understanding of the importance of being proactive when it comes to safety and health.
I had been educating adults about health and wellness for many years, and becoming an ISR instructor seemed like the next logical step for me. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a child roll over and float on his or her own for the first time.
My certifications include: ISR Instructor, CPR, AED, and First Aid.