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!


This year we are offering THREE different types of lessons:

Private Lessons: $100 per week (Monday - Thursday) for four total 15-minute lessons.  Adults are welcome for private lessons as well!

Family Group Lessons: Same price as private lessons, but can purchase either 15-minutes ($100/week), 30-minutes ($200/week), 45-minute ($300/week) or 1-hour ($400 per week) and combine multiple children and levels so everyone swims at one time! (please see descriptions below)

Mommy & Me Lessons: $85 for a 2-week session, Monday - Thursday, 8 total half-hour lessons.

Description of different types of 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 15-minute lessons in one week 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 (just like the description above) 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 (four 30-minute lessons = $200, four 45-minute lessons =  $300, etc). There are restrictions and guidelines to how many total people and levels can be in a certain time slot.  Please scroll all of the way to the bottom of this page, below the schedule, to read those guidelines so you know if you need a 15-min, 30-min or greater time slot. 

Mommy & Me Lessons: These are classes for children 3 and younger.  An adult is required to be in the pool with them.  That adult can me mom, dad or any trusted individual, and adults can switch off nights.  This class runs for TWO WEEKS, Mon - Thurs for 30 minutes each night. The cost is $85. 

Family Group Lessons Restrictions & Guidelines: How do you know how much time to sign up for?

 15-minute Time Slot

·         For a single child as a private lesson.

·         For 2 children who are the same level (both beginners, both intermediates, etc)

·         No more than 2 children allowed

30-minute Time Slot

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

·         An assistant teacher would be in the pool as well

·         No more than 4 children allowed

45-minute/1-hour Time Slot

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

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


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 one 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.  You are even welcome, as an adult, to hop in and take lessons too!


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!