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!



Schedule

At this time, most of our classes are full.  The best way to find out about openings is to join our Facebook Page, Cathy's School for Lil' Fish.  When we get cancellations, we post them there.

Generally, our sessions are 2 weeks long and students come every day Monday - Thursday. Classes are 30 minutes long and run from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Class size is limited to 6 kids with 2 teachers for a 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio.  This allows us to really teach to the needs of the individual student, so you WILL see quite a range of ages and abilites within each class. For example, beginner classes are for any student who cannot yet swim 16 feet independently (without putting their feet down) WITH their face in the water, come up a take a breath independently and then continue swimming.  That means we may have everything from 3 - 11 year olds in one class and everything from the stduent who is afraid to put their face in the water to the student who can already swim a few feet on their own, but isn't quite making the width of the pool.  We will meet your child where they are at and help them to improve. We teach to the individual rather than a set curriculum.  Please scroll ALL the way to the BOTTOM of this page to read the description of each level for more detail.


May 26 – June 4
***Tues - Fri the 1st week due to the Memorial Day Holiday
10:00  Beginner - FULL
10:30  Intermediate - FULL
11:00  Advanced - FULL
11:30  Beginner - FULL
12:00 Beginner - FULL
12:30  Intermediate - FULL
1:00 Advanced - FULL
1:30  Beginner - FULL
2:00  Intermediate - FULL
2:30 Beginner - FULL
3:00 Advanced - FULL
3:30 Intermediate - FULL
4:00 Beginner - FULL
4:30 Beginner - FULL
5:00 Intermediate - FULL
5:30 Advanced - FULL

June 8 – 18
10:00 Advanced - FULL
10:30 Intermediate - FULL
11:00 Beginner - FULL
11:30 Beginner - FULL
12:00 Advanced - FULL
12:30 Intermediate - FULL
1:00 Beginner - FULL
1:30 Beginner - FULL
2:00 Intermediate - FULL
2:30 Advanced - FULL
3:00 Beginner - FULL
3:30 Beg/Int Combo - FULL
4:00 Intermediate - FULL
4:30 Beginner - FULL
5:00 Mommy & Me - FULL
5:30 Intermediate - FULL
6:00 Advanced - FULL
6:30 Beginner - FULL

June 29 – July 9
9:00 Intermediate - FULL
9:30 Advanced - FULL
10:00 Beginner - FULL
10:30 Beginner - FULL
11:00 Mommy & me - FULL
11:30 Intermediate - FULL
12:00 Beginner - FULL
12:30 Beginner - FULL
1:00 Intermediate - FULL
1:30 Advanced - FULL
2:00 Beginner - FULL
2:30 Intermediate - FULL
3:00 Beginner - FULL
3:30 Intermediate - FULL
4:00 Beginner - FULL
4:30 Intermediate - FULL
5:00 Advanced - FULL
5:30 Beginner - FULL
6:00 M&M - FULL

July 13 – 23
9:00 Advanced - FULL
9:30 Beginner - FULL
10:00 Intermediate - FULL
10:30 Beginner - FULL
11:00 M&M - FULL
11:30 Intermediate - FULL
12:00 Beginner - FULL
12:30 Advanced - FULL

1:00 Intermediate - FULL
1:30 Beginner - FULL
2:00 Beginner - FULL
2:30 Intermediate - FULL
3:00 Advanced - FULL
3:30 Beginner - FULL
4:00 Beginner - FULL
4:30 Intermediate - FULL
5:00 Advanced - FULL
5:30 Beginner - FULL


July 27 – August 6
10:30 Beginner - FULL
11:00 Intermediate - FULL
11:30 Advanced - FULL
12:00 Beginner - FULL
12:30 Beginner - FULL
1:00 Intermediate - FULL
1:30 Advanced - FULL
2:00 Beginner - FULL
2:30 Beginner - FULL
BREAK
4:00 Beginner - FULL
4:30 Advanced - FULL
5:00 Intermediate - FULL
5:30 Beginner - FULL
6:00 Mommy & Me - FULL  

  
Explanation of Levels:

Mommy and Me: For infant/children between 6 mos. and under three years old. Once children turn 3 they can attend a beginner class.  In this class we cover floating on tummy and back, blowing bubbles, holding breath and going under the water, kicking on tummy and back, safe entry & exit, water orientation skills, self-propulsion, leveling off from a vertical and log rolling.

Beginner:  Levels 1 & 2 of Red Cross Swim levels. This class is for all students 3 years old and older who cannot swim 5 yards (the width of the pool) independently on either their stomach or back without putting their feet down. Beginners will work on holding their breath under water, floating, supported swimming on tummy & back, independent swimming, and jumping in at the side. The goal for this level is to get them swimming independently across the width of the pool and taking their own breath.  There will be a range of abilities and ages within this level and we will teach to each student's ability individually.  We will also do our best to group older children together.

Intermediate: Level 3 of the Red Cross Swim levels. This class is for student who can swim the width of the pool (5 yards) on tummy or back completely independently and take their own breath consistently, but cannot yet swim the length of the pool (15 yards) without help. Level 3 swimmers will work on front & back glides, increased ability to hold breath under water, 1 minute back float, treading water in the deep end, jumping into the water in both the shallow & deep ends, introduction to diving, introduction to elementary backstroke, backstroke, front crawl, and whip kick (the kick that goes with the breast stroke), with a focus on swimming 15 yards independently.

Advanced: Levels 4- 6 of the Red Cross Swim levels. This class is for students who can comfortablyswim 1 - 2 lengths of the pool (20 yards) on both tummy and back. Advanced classes focus on development and perfection of front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, side stroke, and butterfly. It also focuses on building endurance. Although levels 4-6 have some different objectives, they can be taught simultaneously because they build upon each other. For example, level 4 requires that a student learn the breaststroke and be able to swim 15 yards. Level 5 requires that you refine the breaststroke and be able to swim25 yards. Level 6 requires that you perfect the breaststroke and be able to swim 50 yards.

All of our sessions run Monday through Thursday for two weeks (students come every day for a total of eight 30-minute lessons) unless otherwise noted.  Fridays are used to make up lessons if we have to cancel lessons earlier in the week due to bad weather.