Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Stephanie Occupational Therapy

Spring Aquatic Therapy is almost over and the next session is not starting until the fall. This has us thinking a lot about water safety and swim lessons for kiddos this summer.

First, let’s get some facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC Drowning Facts

  • Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death of infants and young children between the ages of one and four.
  • How children drown tends to vary by age. For example, children under age one most often drown in bathtubs, buckets, and toilets.
  • Children 1-4 most often drown in swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
  • Older children, teens and young adults typically drown in natural water settings, such as lakes and rivers.
  • Among children 1-14 drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death (after motor vehicle crashes).

Swim Lessons

Children that take lessons and water safety classes will be prepared for all the surprises that come their way. There are many places that offer lessons in the Treasure Valley, below are just a few.

Infant Swimming Resources

Offer lessons for children 6-12 months and children 1-6 years old.  Children 6-12 months learn to roll onto their backs to float, rest and breathe. Children 1-6 years old learn the same thing and the sequence of swimming until they need air then to repeat steps.

AquAbility

Provides year-round therapeutic aquatic programs for children and adults who are challenged by a variety of permanent disabilities.

Boise Parks and Recreation

Swim lessons are available in the outdoor pools throughout Boise for ages 2 and older. Eight 25 minute classes are offered in two-week sessions, Mon-Thu, $35.

YMCA

Offers swim lessons for children 3-13 years old as well as parent and child swim lessons for 6-36 months. These lessons are available at Caldwell, Downtown Boise & West Boise YMCA’s.

Infant Swimming Resource has a great water safety resource you can print and keep at home. It includes water safety for pool, hot tub, bathtub, boats & lake, and beach. FamilyAquaticSafetyList