Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury
death for children ages 1 to 14 years, and the fifth leading cause
for people of all ages. - Centers for Disease Control and
Swimming is an important skill, a confidence booster,
and a great way to stay fit.
Register your child for a swimming lesson today.
City of Boise Swimming Lessons are available at all outdoor
pools through the Boise Parks and Recreation Stroke & Turn
Aquatic Recreation program (STAR). Eight 25 minute classes are
offered in two-week sessions, Monday-Thursday. Class size is
limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-school classes are available to ages 3-4 years and must be
accompanied by a parent or guardian in the water. For all other
classes students must be at least four years of age.
No classes will be held on July 4th. Make-up on July
Session 1 June 17-27
Session 2 July 1-12
Session 3 July 15-25
Session 4 July 29 - August 8
Visit Online Registration for detailed information
on current lessons.
Summer 2013 registration will begin April 15 for city
residents, April 22 for nonresidents.
Resident Fee: $34.00 Non-resident Fee:
Preschool Water Adventurers w/ Adult (ages
Adult/child classes introduce children to basic skills while
becoming comfortable and emphasizing fun in the water. Children
must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the water.
Adventurers (ages 4 & older)
Children are introduced to basic safety and become comfortable in
Explorers (ages 4 & older)
Children are taught underwater exploration and begin to swim on
their front and back.
Propellers (suggested ages 6 & older)
Children learn to swim back crawl. They also learn to swim on their
front using proper breathing and stroke techniques. Breaststroke is
Swimmers (suggested ages 6 & older)
Children continue to work with the front and back crawl. Elementary
backstroke, scissor kick and dolphin kick are introduced.
Competitors (suggested ages 7 &
Children work on increased endurance for all strokes and begin
diving. Butterfly and sidestroke are introduced.
Adapted Swim lessons (5 & Older) - Offered at Borah
For participants with disabilities who would like to develop
swimming skills and water safety awareness. Previous swimming or
water experience is not necessary.