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!



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Registration for Swimming Lessons 2015

Hello Lil' Fish!  It's time to get ready for swimming lessons!  Registration for all returning clients (those families who have swam with us in past summers) will be opening on Wednesday, April 15th, at 7:00 a.m. Open Registration (for all new clients) will begin on Thursday, April 23rd, at 7:00 a.m.  Here's how to register:

1. Click on "schedule" at the top of this page. Scroll ALL the way to the bottom to read a description of levels and determine which level you should register your child(ren) for.  Then look through the sessions and pick out the dates and times you would like.

2. When registration opens, click on this link to take you to the registration form and fill it out.  It will ask for your name, phone number and email, your child(ren)'s name(s), age(s) and level(s) and which session(s) and time(s) you want.  There is a limit of two sessions per child for the initial registration on April 15th.:

3. When you click submit at the end you will get a confirmation message letting you know that we've received your form.  All of the forms will be time stamped and we will respond to requests in the order that they are received.  Please keep in mind that in past summers we have received more than 100 forms in the first 30 minutes of registration so it may take up to 48 hours to get back to you. You will get an email confirming your spots with instructions for payment.  


Feel free to contact us with questions/concerns.  See you in the pool!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Plan for Registration for our Swim Classes Mid-April

If you are new to Cathy's School for Lil' Fish, welcome! If you are a returning client, welcome back! We teach seasonal swimming lessons starting the end of May/beginning of June through August each year.  It is an outdoor pool, but we keep it heated nice and toasty (I'm a baby about cold water!).  Our swimming lessons run in 2 week sessions and students come every day Monday - Thursday during those 2 weeks.  We offer small group lessons with a 3:1 student to teacher ratio (maximum of 6 in a class except in rare cases where we have to move someone to a different level and end up with 7) and only one class in the pool at a time for a great learning environment.  

We plan to post our Summer 2015 schedule on April 10th and begin registration for returning clients on April 16th.  Open Registration will begin April 23rd.  So check back here around then for registration instructions or like our Facebook page for updates!

Link to our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathys-School-for-Lil-Fish/107119539307768

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's dreary but clear.....we are still swimming!

Hello everyone!  Although it is cloudy and dreary, the air temperature is still decent, the pool is nice and warm, the wind is almost non-existent and we're only getting the tiniest sprinkle of rain now and then so please plan on lessons for now.  If you're concerned about the weather, please check back about 1/2 hour before you lessons and if anything has changed, we'll post it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Swim Lessons CANCELED 9 - 3, but we are HAVING Lessons 3:30 - 7:00!

UPDATE!!!!  Swimming lessons from 3:30 - 7:00 tonight will resume :)  The rain is clearing, the radar looks clear of any future rain and the temperature is coming up a bit.  See you tonight!

UPDATE!!!  Swimming Lessons 12:00 - 3:00 have been canceled and rescheduled for this Friday at the same time. Looking at the radar, the heaviest rain will hit around 1:00 - 2:00 today and the temperature hasn't come up much. Friday is going to be beautiful so hopefully it will be a much more pleasant experience! If you have lessons 12- 3 can you please comment below or text Cathy 914-0045 so we know you saw this! If you have lessons from 3:30 - 7:00 tonight, please check back around 2:30 for an update. Thanks!

Alright swimmers! This has not been our week for good weather  We are canceling this morning's swimming lessons from 9:00 - 11:30 (the 12:00 class will still be happening as of right now) as it is supposed to continue to rain until around then and rescheduling for this coming Friday, June 20th 9:00 - 12:00. If your class starts at 12:00 or later, please check back here or on the blog for an update around 11:15. Thanks and enjoy a rainy day cuddled up inside!  If you have a class 9:00 - 12:00 today, could you please comment below or send me a quick text 914-0045 or email so I know you saw this?  Thanks!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dreary Weather Today, but Swimming Lessons are still on!

Hey swimmers!  While it looks really dreary outside today, the sky is beginning to clear over us (bits of blue are peeking through the clouds) and there is no more rain and, more importantly, no wind. We've had the heater on since 5:30 a.m. so the pool is nice and toasty.  Tomorrow 9:00 - 11:00 is a high chance of THUNDERSTORMS and we can only do one make up lesson so we are planning on classes for today.  As the day progresses if the weather worsens, check back here and on the blog for updates.  If we have to cancel lessons, we'll call the first couple of classes to give them a head's up.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Registering for Swim Lesson

Now that we are past our initial registration, we are mostly full for the summer.  However, we have a handful of spots left here and there.  If you would like one of those, please click on "Schedule" above to check for availability first.  If there is a class you'd like, please email Cathy at cathyslilfish@gmail.com.  If there is nothing left right now that will work for you, please like our Facebook page by clicking HERE or check back on the website periodically.  We will not be adding anyone to the waiting list at this time, but when we have spots open up we will post them both here on the website and on our Facebook page.  Thank you!

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Client Registration POSTPONED until April 29th

UPDATE:  Based on the forms we have already received this morning (as of 9:00), we have no beginner classes left.  If you are planning on registering for a beginner class, you can still submit a form, but please be aware that for now, you'll be placed on a waiting list.  I'm sorry we're so full!!!!

We are very sorry for the late notice and for any inconvenience this causes, but we are going to postpone new client registration until NEXT Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 a.m..  We had such a great response from our returning clientele that we barely have any spots left the entire summer, which renders tomorrow's registration basically useless.  We will be working this week on adding additional classes and helping the last of our returning families who have not yet been scheduled, so that we can welcome new families with options.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this has created!

Here are the instructions for registering again,

1. Click on "schedule" at the top of this page. Scroll ALL the way to the bottom to read a description of levels and determine which level you should register your child(ren) for.  Then look through the sessions and pick out the dates and times you would like. 

2. On Tuesday, April 29th, at 7:00 a.m. or later, click on this link to take you to the registration form and fill it out.  It will ask for your name, phone number and email, your child(ren)'s name(s), age(s) and level(s) and which session(s) and time(s) you want.  There is a limit of two sessions per child for the initial registration on April 15th.:

3. When you click submit at the end you will get a confirmation message letting you know that we've received your form.  All of the forms will be time stamped and we will respond to requests in the order that they are received.  You will get an email confirming your spots with instructions for payment.