As of 12/10, our group swim lessons will be limited to 8 students per class with 2 instructors in order to keep group size limits to 10 and under. If you or your child is feeling sick and presenting with symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you stay home.
While swimming is a fun activity, it’s important that children know how to swim correctly so they can be safe in the water. That’s where swimming lessons come in. Our instructors emphasize comfort and security in the water as well as good technique.
Group Swim Lessons
Students will work together with a swim instructor(s) in a group setting. Lesson sessions should be repeated until the student is ready to progress to the next level.
Classes Offered (Ages 3 years and up):
Level 1/2 Beginner: Trust & Submersion
Level 1/2 Intermediate: Trust & Submersion, Some Body Positioning
Level 1/2 Advanced: Body Positioning and Air Recovery
Level 3/4: Forward Movement, Direction Change
Level 3/4 Advanced: Rotary Movement
Level 5/6 Integrated Movement, Freestyle Stroke, Diving
If you are interested in learning about Baby Beluga, private lessons, swim teams or classes offered to adults, please contact the Rec Center at 208-382-5136.
Some class days are subject to change depending on weather, instructor illness, etc. Make-up lessons will be given for classes that are canceled. Make-ups are not offered for classes missed due to student illness, other appointments, vacation, etc.
Class sizes: 4:1 students to instructors for Level 1/2 and 5:1 students to instructors for Level 3/4 and 5/6. If classes fill up, you have the option of waiting for the next session to sign up or request private lessons.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Our class sizes are limited to 8 students per class with 2 instructors in order to keep class sizes under 10 people. The ratios for all classes will be 4:1 students to instructors until further notice.
Cost: Additional family members enrolled in swim lessons are entitled to a 50% discount.
If you have troubles signing up for lessons, please call the Rec Center at 208-382-5136.
Private Swim Lessons
Private lessons are one-one-one with our instructor. We do our best to meet your scheduling needs.
Available to pre-school, youth and adult students; private lessons focus on individual goals and needs, in addition to meeting core competencies required to develop efficient swimming skills and age appropriate safety skills.
Skills Acquired are:
- Trust and submersion
- Body positions and air recovery (includes rollover to back for air recovery)
- Forward movement and direction change
- Rotary movement (transitions from rollover to side position for air recovery)
- Integrated movement
- Functional strokes
- Age-appropriate safety skills
- Freestyle stroke
- Backstroke stroke
- Butterfly stroke
- Breaststroke stroke
Cost: $25/half hour. We offer a discount for the additional siblings who attend the same session if they are the same ability level. If they are different ability levels and need separate one on one instruction, they will be $25 each. If you are interested in signing up for private lessons, please call the Rec Center at 208-382-5136.
Private, Group Lessons
Private Group lessons are for those who have a group that wants to do their swim lessons together (siblings, friends/family, etc.) outside of the normal Group Lessons schedule. The format for these lessons will be the same as Group Lessons; Level 1/2, Level 3/4 and Level 5/6. You will schedule these lessons through the Rec Center like you would Private Lessons. In private group lessons, you will receive 8 lessons in any of the following formats: 4 lessons per week for two weeks, 2 lessons per week for 4 weeks, or 1 lesson per week for 8 weeks based upon our instructor availability. We will try to do our best to work with your schedule.
Cost: $12.50/half hour for In District Residents and $15.00/half hour for Out of District Residents. We offer a discount for the additional siblings who attend the same session if they are the same ability level. If they are different ability levels and need separate one on one instruction, they will have to sign up for Private Lessons.
If you cannot make a lesson, please call at least 2 hours ahead of time to give us notice. Our swim instructors have to drive in and prepare for lessons, which takes time. If you need to cancel please call ahead of time. If you do not give us the appropriate notice you will forfeit that lesson and it will not be made up. Thank you.
Please call the Rec Center at 208-382-5136 for more information and to schedule.