Lava Hot Springs Swimming Lessons
Our vision is to create a water-safe and water-smart community in which individuals of all ages and abilities benefit from lifetime fitness habits.
Small Group Swimming Lessons offered by HEAT Aquatics
at Lava Hot Springs’ Indoor Aquatic Center, 195 N. Center, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Summer Group Lesson - Register Here
Call 208-223-SWIM for information.
Summer lessons are offered Monday through Thursday morning in one week sessions
If you want to register for an hour lesson, sign up for two consecutive time slots.
Level 1: $25 for four 30 minute lessons; offered starting at 9, 9:30, 10,10:30am; 3 kids per class
Level 2: $25 for four 30 minute lessons; offered starting at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30am; 4 kids per class
Level 3: $25 for four 30 minute lessons; offered starting at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30am; 4 kids per class
Level 4: $45 for four 60 minute lessons; offered starting at 9am; 6 kids per class
Baby & Me: $25 for four 30 minute lessons; offered at 10 and 10:30am; 6 kids per class
Please note: the Heat does not offer refunds for lessons. Participants may transfer funds as a credit toward future lessons.
Children's Swim Classes
Our children’s swimming lessons focus on teaching balance, breathing, floating, and water safety. Description of levels:
Level 1 -- New to swimming; learning to exhale underwater.
Level 2 -- Submerges face for 5 seconds; comfortable in supported front and back floats
Level 3 -- Independently back and front floats; comfortable in deep water
Level 4 -- Swims 15 yards of front and back crawl; comfortable in deep water
We strongly recommend children be at least 3 years old before starting group lessons. Children Under 3 should sign up for Baby & Me classes.
Other Swim Classes
Baby & Me Class
Of course we aren’t limiting this class to only “moms.” Dads, grandparents, involved aunts, and trustworthy neighbors are welcome to bring a baby to get acclimated to the water. Besides being adorable and fun, this class offers orientation for babies and toddlers to water as well as informs parents about children’s water safety. Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years. We do not recommend more than 30 minutes for a Baby & Me lesson.
Precompetitive Group & Recreational Summer Swim League
These classes are for those ready to increase their swimming endurance and learn the basics of the 4 Olympic strokes, starts, and turns. Ages 5+. Comfort in deep water and ability to back float required. Precompetitive Classes will be offered in the evenings during the summer months. Call (208) 223-SWIM to register for the Precompetitive Group.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7pm. June 2-July 28. Join anytime!
- Call us for information about Fall, Winter, & Spring swim team practice (208) 223-SWIM
Junior Lifeguard Program
For teens, ages 11-14, who want to improve their swimming ability and start learning lifeguard skills.
Cost: $50 per session (includes t-shirt, fanny pack)
Classes held at the Olympic Swimming Complex
195 N. Center, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Prerequisite skills test (please bring suit and towel)
*DATES TBA Parent Meeting
For more information contact Karen at (208) 251-5230
To register please email Karen Bartlett at Karen.Bartlett@lava.idaho.gov.
More About The Junior Guard Program
Participants ages 11-14 will volunteer at the pool as Junior Guards, helping out with secondary duties during peak hours.
- Volunteer for at least 10 four hour shifts over the month of June and first week of July-40 hour's total
- Are expected to be on time for their shifts and fill out tlmecards daily and accurately
- Receive free entrance to the Olympic Swimming Complex and the World Famous Hot Pools.
- Prepare for a paying job at the Swimming Complex
- Possible First Aid?CPR Certification (Must pass written test to be cerfified)
Teen Swim Camp will not be held this year.
Private lessons through HEAT Aquatics are currently unavailable.