We are a family-run swim business located in Boise, Idaho that has been serving families from all over the Treasure Valley for more than 15 years. We are passionate about educating children and adults of all ages about water safety, basic swimming skills, and stroke development in a safe, positive, encouraging, and FUN environment. We teach small classes in a warm, heated pool with excellent, motivated teachers who work very hard to ensure that children learn how to really SWIM!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Swimming Lessons 2018

How do I register for swim lessons in 2018?  I get this question all of the time :)  So here is what you need to know!  We are a seasonal business and run lesson from the end of May through August.  We will post our schedule for this summer's classes around the last week of March or the first week of April. At that time, we will also post instructions for registering.  Registration will be right around the middle of April, so this will give you a couple of weeks to check out the schedule and compare with your summer plans before registering.  Registration happens online and the link will go live at a specified date and time, which we'll post when we post the schedule at the very end of March.  We do tend to fill very quickly, so if you plan on registering for specific classes, we encourage you to hop online right when registration opens.....and type quickly :)  If you want to be notified when we post the schedule, you can email us at cathyslilfish@gmail.com and ask to be added to our email list. You can also like our Facebook Page.  We'll post on there and send an email out when the schedule is ready and posted.  You can also just check back here on the website the last couple of days of March or first couple of days of April.  We look forward to swimming with you this summer!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Swim Lessons 2018

UPDATE: Our September session of lessons is FULL!  For information about how to register for our 2018 lessons, please read below!

Hey Swimmers!  Thank you all for a fantastic 2017 season!!!  We are so blessed to have so many wonderful clients and will miss your families this winter!  Because we have an outdoor pool, we only teach lessons seasonally, May - August/September.  The pool IS heated (we don't like cold water!). We will post our summer 2018 schedule the last week of March or 1st week of April.  At that time we will also post the date and instructions for registration, which usually opens up the middle of April.  We fill our classes on a first-come, first-served basis.  So the best way to get in is to come back to this website around the first week of April to check out the schedule, make a plan, and put the registration day on you calendar.  You can also like us on Facebook (search for "Cathy's School for Lil' Fish") to get reminders and/or email me at cathyslilfish@gmail.com and ask to be put on our email list so you receive reminders about the upcoming swim season.  We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Register for Swim Lessons

I've decided to teach one more session of swimming lessons this fall September 5th - 14th. Classes start TUESDAY the 5th and run Tuesday - Friday the 1st week and Monday - Thursday the 2nd week. I offered spots to those on the waiting list first and here is what I have left! If you'd like a spot, please EMAIL me at cathyslilfish@gmail.com Tuition will be $65 as usual.

4:00 Beginner - 1 spot left
4:30 Intermediate - FULL
5:00 Advanced 4 spots left (If we don't get enough interest for this class, I'll change it to an intermediate or a beginner)
5:30 Beginner - FULL

6:00 Beginner- 2 spots left

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Parking issues!

Swimmers, We have had several of our neighbors complain that people are pulling up too far on the curbs and into driveways and are inadvertently breaking sprinkler heads and flattening grass. Please remember that because we are a home based business, out ability to continue teaching is dependent on being courteous and respectful of our neighbor's properties.
Along with that thought, please remember to:
1.   park on our side of the street as much as possible from the fence line on our west edge to Cloverdale Rd. 
2.  Please don't block mailboxes or driveways.
3.  Please CARPOOL so that only one car per family is here at one time. We love to have grandparents there to cheer on the Lil Fish, but too many cars will cause problems.
4.  Please DO NOT use circular driveways as roadways.
Thank you for your help and consideration!
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Update on classes today

Hey all,

Right now the radar looks like a cloudburst at 3:00, but smooth sailing after that until 8:30 or 9:00 pm so please plan on coming to classes 4-7 this evening!

Classes are on!

It's sprinkling right now but the pool is warm so plan on attending classes between 12:00 and 3:00 today.  The radar models also are hopeful for the 4-7 classes, but stay tuned.


Hi Swimmers,

I know it may be sunny where you are, but we had lightning this morning so we have closed the pool until noon.  By 11:30 we'll post whether the noon classes will be held as planned today.  Please stay tuned.  We hate to cancel, but want to keep all the swimmers safe.

We'll swim Tuesday - Friday this week for those missing classes today.