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!

Monday, August 1, 2022

A few more lessons available

 Hey everyone, we have just a few private lesson spots available for Aug. 15-18.  These classes will be taught by Mr. Tyler between 12:30 and 2:30 in 15 minute increments.  If you are interested, please email us your student's name, age and swim level at cathyslilfish@gmail.com.  The spots will be filled first come first served.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Registration Closed - Classes Are Full - Waitlist Information

 Thank you for your interest in our swim school!  Our summer 2022 classes are currently full.  The spots we do have open are being filled by people on the waitlist so if you're interesed in classes, please fill out the form below to be added to our waitlist and I will contact you if we get openings!


Monday, May 9, 2022

Group Lessons Registration Opens May 13th

 Hello Little Fish!  Registration for traditional group swimming lessons will open this year on Friday, May 13th at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until we have 100 families registered.  Our Private and Family Group Lessons are currently FULL.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for ANY lessons (private, Family Group or Traditional Group Lessons), please fill out this form:


Instructions for Registration on May 13th:
1. Click on "levels" at the top of this page first and read to determine which level your students is at.  Then click on "schedule" at the top of this page to decide ahead of time which date(s) and time(s) you'd like to register for. 

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.  You can either put exact times you are hoping for OR (Even better) a time frame. For example, you might type: July 11 - 21 between 9:00 and 11:30.  THERE IS A VIDEO BELOW THAT WALKS YOU THROUGH THIS PROCESS IF YOU FEEL CONFUSED :) The link will go live at 7 a.m.   
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 200 forms in the first 3 minutes of registration so even if you register right at 7:00, it may take up to 48 hours to get back to you. 

4.  After you register you will receive an email confirming your session(s) and class time(s), however your spot is NOT held until we receive payment.  All money is due by June 1st regardless of which session you register for and you will receive a confirmation email that your payment has been received. If you do NOT receive an email confirming that we have received payment, please contact us to make sure that we have received payment or your spot will be given to someone else.  Your tuition is NOT refundable except in the case of extreme illness of the student. 


Friday, April 29, 2022

Links for Registration

 If you have not yet checked out the details about our different classes or how to register, please read through the Cost, Schedule, Levels and Registration Tabs BEFORE registering.

UPDATE:  ALL private & Family Group lessons are full.  If you are interested in those, please click on the waitlist form (link below) Registration for Traditional Group Lessons opens May 13th.

STEP ONE: Reserve your spot with this link:


STEP TWO: After you have a spot reserved, click on this link to fill out a registration form (Each family needs to fill one out even if you're sharing a lesson)


STEP THREE: Wait for an email from us sometime in the next week with your exact swim time and payment information


Then please fill out this form to be put on our waiting list and we will let you know as soon as we have an opening!


Friday, April 22, 2022

Summer 2022 Swim Lesson Registration

 Hello swimmers!  Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to come up with a schedule for this summer that will provide you maximum options for your lessons.  The schedule is now available to view by clicking the “schedule” tab above. We are offering THREE different types of lessons, so please read the descriptions of those before selecting your lessons:

Private Lessons: 15-minute lessons for one student.  The cost is $100 per week, for four 15-minute lessons Monday - Thursday.  These lessons CAN be shared with ONE other student who is the same level for the same price; no additional cost.  MAX of 2 students and they must be the same level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). Families purchasing multiple lessons will be scheduled back-to-back as much as possible.

Family Group Lessons: Families (or friends) will purchase 15-minute increments of time (you can purchase 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 45-minutes or 1 hour depending on your needs) so that all of their children can swim together. These classes can be used for a private lesson (1 student with 1 teacher) or a small grouping of various levels within the same family/friend group.  For example, a family with a 4-year-old beginner, a 6-year-old beginner and a 9-year-old intermediate could purchase a 30-minute class time.  They could also bring their child’s best friend who is a 10-year old intermediate and all 4 children could swim for the full 30 minutes.  Both a teacher and an assistant teacher would be in the water and take turns working with each group. The is cost is $100 per for four 15-minute lessons TOTAL regardless of how many kids or ages are in the pool ($200 for four 30-minute lessons, $300 for four 45-minute lessons, etc). There are restrictions and guidelines to how many total people and levels can be in a certain time slot.  Please read those details below.

Traditional Group Lessons: In our traditional group lessons, 6 children of the same level (beginner, intermediate,  advanced or Mommy & Me) will be grouped together with 2 teachers (a lead teacher and an assistant teacher) for a 2- week session.  Lessons are held Monday – Thursday daily for 2 weeks for a total of 8 half-hour lessons.  The cost is $85.

IMPORTANT: Click on the “Levels” tab at the top of this screen to read a description of each our levels as well as restrictions and guidelines for scheduling Family Group Lessons.

2022 Registration Details:

Because of the variety of classes this year, we will be holding TWO separate registrations.

 Friday, April 29th at 7:00 a.m. registration will open for all PRIVATE LESSONS and FAMILY GROUP LESSONS

 Friday, May 13th at 7:00 a.m. registration will open for all Traditional Group Lessons


For detailed instructions on HOW to register, please click on the "Registration" link at the top of this page and watch this video walking you through the process:

Friday, April 8, 2022

Summer 2022 Schedule & Registration Delayed

 We are so sorry, but due to staffing shortages and some family issues needing immediately addressing, we are delayed on getting the 2022 Schedule and Registration Info to you.  Please check back next Saturday, April 17th for the Summer 2022 Schedule and Registration Info.  Registration will most like open up near the end of April, but the exact day and time will be posted next Saturday.  Again, we apologize for the delay!

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Summer 2022 Swim Lesson Details

Hi Swimmers!  We are excited for summer 2022!  This year we will be making some SIGNIFICANT changes to our program so please read this thoroughly before registration day! The past 2 years, because of the Covid 19 situation, we have trialed different styles of classes based on private and small family group lessons and the feedback from both families and teachers has been overwhelmingly positive, so we have decided to transition all except our Mommy & Me classes over to this new model.  We will explain what the new model looks like as well as how registration will look different this year. If you still have question after reading this, you might pop over to our Facebook page.  I am posting a Live Video that will walk you through this as well.

Instead of teaching classes scheduled by level or ability, families will purchase 15-minute increments of time (you can purchase 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 45-minutes or 1 hour depending on your needs) and sessions will be 1 week (4 days total) instead of 2 weeks (8 days total).  These classes can be used for a private lesson (1 student with 1 teacher) or a small grouping of various levels within the same family/friend group.  This will benefit you in several ways:

·       1. All of your children are in the pool at the same time.  No more waiting through multiple lessons when you have kids at different levels.

·        2. Less total time spent poolside

·        3.  A quieter learning environment with more individual attention (in our trial groups, we found that students made similar progress in 4 lessons to what they usually made in 8 lessons in the group setting).

·         4. 1-week scheduling makes it easier for families to schedule around vacations or other activities.

·         5. You can be scheduled together with cousins or close friends without having to worry about whether they’ll make it into the same class.

·        6.  You have more flexibility to use your time in a way that you feel best serves your family.

So how do you know whether to do a 15-minute, 30-minute or other time slot?  Here’s what it looks like:

 15-minute Time Slot

·         1. For a single child as a private lesson.

·         2. For 2 children who are the same level (both beginners, both intermediates, etc). If you are unsure what levels your children are, please click on the word "levels" at the top of this page!

·         No more than 2 children allowed

30-minute Time Slot

·        1.  For 3 to 4 children in the same family, no more than 2 different levels. 

·         2. An assistant teacher would be in the pool as well

·         No more than 4 children allowed

45-minute/1-hour Time Slot

·         1. For a family with 3 - 6 kids who are all three different levels. 

·        2.  An assistant teacher would be in the pool as well

    Mommy & Me Classes

    Mommy & Me classes are for children ages 6 mos - 3 years of age.  At 3-years-old they CAN do a private lesson/family group lesson or you can choose to do Mommy & Me based on your child's willingness to go to another adult in the pool.  Classes will run for 1/2 hour, 4 days per week for 2 weeks making 8 total lessons.  The cost is $75 total and an adult must be in the pool with the child at all times.  



Q: Can I share the time with a friend instead of only within my family?

A: Yes, but you need to arrive in ONE vehicle.  At the very most, two vehicles could be allowed if it’s not possible to fit into one.

Q: What is the cost?

A: Lessons are $25 per 15-minute lesson ($100 for a 1-week session).  Regardless of whether you choose to make it a private lesson or shared lesson, the price stays the same.

Q: Can I sign my child up for 30 minutes of a private lesson instead of 15?

A: We highly discourage doing more than 15 minutes of a 1-on-1 private lesson, especially with younger children ages 3 - 7.  Children's attention spans are short.  We can get soooooo much done in 15 minutes, and a 30-minute lesson would turn into a lot of play time and not a lot of additional instruction.  It would be MUCH more effective to sign up for 2 weeks of 15-minute lessons than to sign up for 1 week of 30-minute lessons.

Q: What if my kids are really different ages?  Can they still swim together?

A: Yes!  No worries if your kids are 10, 5 and 3 and all beginners.  Grouping by ability is much more important than age and we will vary our teaching technique to meet each child in an age-appropriate way.


Q: What if my family doesn’t fit into any of the scenarios above?

A: Please email us at cathyslilfish@gmail.com prior to registration day and Cathy or Cindy will reach out to you to figure out the best solution.


Q: Can I sign up for more than 1 week?

A: Absolutely!


Here’s how registration will look this year!

1.    1. On Registration day, you’ll see 3 links on the website that go live.  The first is a SignUp Genius link.  This is where you’ll reserve your time slot(s).  The second is a Google Docs Link where you’ll submit your contact information.  The third is a link to a waiting list that you’ll use if you were unable to secure a spot that you wanted.

2.    2. FIRST  go to the SignUp Genius link.  Within the SignUp Genius you will see 1-week sessions with 2-hour time slots. Within each time slot, there will be eight, 15-minute time slots.  For example, you might see something like:

June 13 – 16

·         10:00 – 12:00   2/8 Spots Available

·         12:00 – 2:00     8 Spots Available

·         3:00 – 5:00       6/8 Spots Available

·         5:00 – 7:00       3/8 Spots Available

3.    3. Select the week(s) and time slots(s) you’d like to sign up for. If you wanted a ½ hour spot June 13 – 16 in the morning, you would click on TWO of the 15-minute spots June 13 – 16 at 10:00 – 12:00.  By signing up for that, you’re agreeing to come any time between 10:00 a.m. and Noon for ½ hour straight.  We will not break up your 15-minute increments.  If you want 45 minutes, you’ll sign up for THREE total spots.   If you just want 15 minutes, you’ll sign up for a single spot.

4.    4. You’ll immediately be able to see that you have a spot saved.  Once you have a spot, you’ll go to the Google Docs link on the website where you’ll enter your contact information.

5.    5. In the following week, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your exact time for class within that 2-hour window, the liability form and a link for payment. 


If you have any questions about how this will work, please contact us via email at cathyslilfish@gmail.com.  Check back on April 8th for our Summer 2022 schedule and registration schedule.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Registration for Swim Lessons in 2022

 Hi!  It's starting to get warmer and people are wondering about registration for Summer 2022 swim lessons!  We are not yet currently registering.  We will post our schedule on April 1st and sometime around the 2nd or 3rd week of April is when we'll do registration.  Details on registration will be posted on April 1st as well, so check back around then!