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!

Friday, July 31, 2015

A new addition to our swim family!!

Many of you have asked about Miss Callie and whether she has had her baby yet so........
Blaze Samuel Lockhart
July 31, 2015 4:13 am
8lbs 10.2 oz, 20.25 inches long
Pushed for 5 1/2 hours but couldn't get his 14" head turned in the right position so ended up with a c-section. We are so in love and think he is the cutest little boy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One last spot!

If you know someone who would like a Mommy and me class we have one spot at 3:30 from a last minute cancellation!  We'll catch you up on what you missed and prorate tuition.  You can start today if you like.  Call Cindy, 713-8113.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Update on swim spots

The 4:30 beginner spot is filled!  We still have an intermediate at 4:00.

A few open spots July 27 - Aug. 6

We had a few last minute cancellations today.   Here are the spots available:

10:00 am beginner 1 spot
4:00 pm intermediate 1 spot
4:30 pm beginner 1 spot         These will be first come, first served.  Please call Cindy at 713-8113 if you're interested.  We will prorate tuition since you will probably miss today's lesson.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Storms 7/8

6:00 and 6:30 classes are canceled due to thunderstorms!  We will contact you to reschedule make up lessons!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A new swim session and a few spots left.

Tomorrow, June 22 we begin another swim session.  Please be very careful where you park.  You should park from the west edge of our driveway all the way to Cloverdale on our side of the street.  You may park in our driveway also.  Please remember to car pool and bring only one car per family to keep our neighbors happy!

Also, there are still two spots available for swimmers.  There is an advanced spot at 12:30 and a beginner spot at 4:00.  If you're interested in either of these spots, please call Cindy 713-8113.

Thanks.  We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Parking at swimming!

Swimmers, we are having a real problem with parking.  Several of my neighbors have complained about the sheer number of cars.  Although we love having parents and grandparents pool side to cheer the kids on, we need each family to bring only 1 car to swim lessons.  Last night several times we had over 17 cars parked along our frontage and with a blind curve on Ginger Creek I'm worried about everyone's safety coming and going.  Parking could be the issue that causes us to lose the ability to teach here and we would hate for that to happen.  So please help us out and plan on just one car.  Thanks in advance!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Registering for Swim Lessons

Thank you for your interest in our swim classes!!!  We really love what we do!!!  Unforunately, at this time all of our classes for the summer are full.  However, we do have a waiting list.  If you're interested in being on the waiting list, just click on the link below to fill out an online registration form.  You'll want to take a look at our schedule (click on the schedule tab above) and let us know of any restrictions in the comments box (i.e. I can't do the July 6 - 15 session) and we'll let you know as soon as we add classes or have cancellations!  Thanks so much!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Parking for swimming

Swimmers, you may find parking difficult today because our across the street neighbor is preparing for a large garage sale.  Please  carpool to reduce the number of total cars and remember NOT to park on the other side of the street when coming for swim lessons.  We've already had one incident today where a swim client inadvertently blocked part of the dirt driveway of a neighbor.  And he's really angry about it.  This may jeopardize our ability to teach.  Thanks for helping us out.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I know it's a little overcast and we've had a few gentle showers that lasted less than 5 mins. but we are swimming today!  If things change, we'll let you know.


Wow, you are all on top of the website announcements.  I already filled the beginner spots!  But if you are waiting you can see that these come up all the time!

It's last minute but.......

We have 2 beginner spots effective today at 11:00 through the end of the session, Thursday, June 18.  We will prorate tuition since there are 6 lessons left.  If you're interested call Cindy 713-8113.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Update on June 8-18 session

Hi everyone!  I filled all the spots that I posted about late last week.  If we didn't get you in this time, hopefully we'll be able to accommodate you later this summer!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Update on spots for June 8-18

The beginner spot at 5:00 has been filled, but I still have an intermediate spot at 12:00 and a mommy and me at 3:30!!

Some more spots available for June 8-18

We've had a few more cancellations.  1 intermediate spot at 12:00 and 1 mommy and me spot at 3:30 beginning next Monday, June 8-18.  Call Cindy to hold the spot you want.  208-713-8113

A beginner spot

We had a few cancellations and after calling people on the waiting list I still have one beginner spot available beginning Monday, June 8 - 18 at 5:00 pm.  Give Cindy a call if you would like it. 208-713-8113

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Registration for Swimming Lessons 2015

UPDATE: At this time nearly all of our lessons are full, so please click on the "schedule" tab above to see what is available BEFORE making requests.  We are hoping to open some additional classes July 27- August 6 from 12:00 - 3:00 in the afternoon, but won't be able to do so for at least another month, so feel free to like our Facebook page for updates or check back here periodically!

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