We promote and believe in year-round swim lessons because children learn to swim and be safe in the water at a much faster pace when they are enrolled in consistent, year-round swim lessons. Our goal is to ultimately eliminate the mentality of seasonal swim lessons, especially here in Idaho because this approach usually leads to the loss of gained swim skills resulting in wasted time and money.Ongoing lessons also provide clients with a consistent day and time until they choose to make a change. We don’t rearrange our schedule every three months, and this provides a more consistent swim lesson experience for both the students and parents.
We have a two-step registration process, which is handled via our website. All steps must be completed to ensure a smoother registration.Step 1: Visit our website’s year-round program page, and submit the assessment form. (This will ensure the proper placement of your child. This information will also help us to determine if we have a class available for your child.) Note: If you have more than one child, you will need to submit one form for each child. Regardless of class availability, all children will be put on the wait list until they have been assessed and we can ensure proper placement in a class.
Step 2: Fill out the online registration form on the wait list. Once we receive your registration form we will charge a $25 registration fee and your child(ren) will be placed on the wait list. We will then call to set up an assessment for your child. Currently all assessments take place on Saturdays after 12 p.m.
Following your assessment, we will call or e-mail you with your class time confirmation if we have a class available at your child’s level. If we do not have a class available, we will put your child on a waiting list and work on getting him or her into a class as soon as one becomes available. If you should choose not to go on the waiting list, you will receive a refund less the cost of the assessment ($10).
Yes! Our makeup system only works if parents report absences ahead of time, which is why it is important that you provide us with as much notice as possible if you are going to be absent. Thank you in advance for being diligent!To qualify for a makeup lesson, you must provide notice at least 48 business hours prior to your child’s absence. If you do not notify us within 48 business hours, you forfeit the right to a make-up lesson for that absence. Make-up lessons expire 3 months from their issue date. (You can check your expiration dates by logging in to your account). Makeups can only be redeemed if student is currently enrolled and active in lessons and cannot be used to extend your swimming lessons past your withdrawal date. Please start scheduling your makeup lessons right away to ensure you get them in.
Makeups can be scheduled up to one week in advance. If there is an opening, you will be accommodated for a makeup. However, we cannot guarantee makeups with specific teachers. If you miss your scheduled makeup lesson with no notice, you forfeit your right for a makeup lesson.
A list of all classes available for make up is located at Parents Corner on our website, under “Request a Make Up.” (More detailed information is provided on that page.)A new list of current openings will be posted on Thursday mornings by 10 a.m. for the following week and will be updated every Friday through Wednesday by 10 a.m.)
Once you have located an available space in a class that works with your time and schedule, COPY and PASTE the class from the .pdf file and use the form at the bottom of makeup request page to submit your request. Once we receive your request, we will review it to ensure the space will be a good fit for your child. Then we will send an email to confirm or deny the request.
To help speed up the response time to your request, we suggest you submit your request during our regular office hours (see below). If you submit your request outside of these days and times, you request will be logged in the order it came in and we will respond as soon as we get back to the office. Please note that this will mean a delayed response to your request.
Normal Office Hours:Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Notification of your child’s absence can be given to us via the following methods:
Note: Please do not report an absence in response to an email that we have sent. We may not read your message in time to record it in our system.
That depends on your child and what your goals are. Every child learns differently and at a different pace, so we are unable to provide an exact number of lessons as to when they will know how to swim.Our definition of swimming means being able to swim ten minutes without stopping and understand the proper techniques of all swimming strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke). However, that does not mean your child needs to stay in lessons that long. If your goal is: