Lava Hot Springs Swimming Lessons

It’s a Great Time to Learn to Swim!

Small Group Swimming Lessons offered by HEAT Aquatics

at Lava Hot Springs’ Indoor Aquatic Center, 195 N. Center, Lava Hot Springs, ID  83246

Contact HEAT Aquatics for more information 
208-223-7946 (223-SWIM) or at

Junior Lifeguard Program

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.

Summer Group Lessons

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Call 208-223-SWIM for information.

Summer lessons are offered Monday through Thursday morning in one week sessions 

Spring and Winter lessons are offered on Fridays for 4 week sessions

Class Information

If you want to register for an hour lesson, sign up for two consecutive time slots.

Level 1:  $30 for four 30 minute lessons; offered starting at 9, 9:30, 10,10:30am; 3 kids per class
Level 2:  $30 for four 30 minute lessons; offered starting at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30am; 4 kids per class
Level 3:  $30 for four 30 minute lessons; offered starting at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30am; 4 kids per class
Level 4:  $50 for four 60 minute lessons; offered starting at 9am; 6 kids per class
Baby & Me:  $30 for four 30 minute lessons; offered at 10:00am 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.

Junior Lifeguard Program

Jr Guard is a program for youth that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership, knowledge, attitudes, and skill for future successful completion of American Red Cross Lifeguard courses. Guards-in-training assist with age appropriate duties, volunteer a minimum 40 hours during the month of July at the pool, and earn free entry into the pool for the summer.

  • Who: For teens, ages 11-14, who want to improve their swimming ability and start learning lifeguard skills.
  • When: Friday, June 15th, 10:00am - noon
  • Where: Lava Hot Springs Aquatic Center at 195 N. Center, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
  • Cost: $50 per session (includes t-shirt, fanny pack, whistle & course materials) 

Prerequisite skills test (please bring suit and towel) 

  • Swim front crawl for 25 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Submerge and swim 10 feet underwater

Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, Volunteer 40 hours in the month of July

For more information contact Karen at (208) 251-5230
To register please email Karen Bartlett at

More About The Junior Guard Program

Junior Guards...

  • Are expected to be on time for their shifts and fill out time cards daily and accurately
  • Prepare for a paying job at the Swimming Complex

Teen Swim Camp will not be held this year.

Private lessons through HEAT Aquatics are currently unavailable.