Cathy's School for Lil' Fish

Cathy's School for Lil' Fish

Lessons for 2023 are FULL. Please see the website for information on our waitlist!

Operating as usual


We have one spot starting tomorrow July 31-Aug. 3. It is in the afternoon. Anyone need it? Call or text Cindy, 208-713-8113

UPDATE: This spot is filled, but there are more available Aug. 7-10, Aug. 14-17 and Aug. 21-24.


We still have several swim spots available for Aug. 7-10. They are all private lesson spots. We are also offering late afternoon/evening classes Aug. 14-17 and Aug. 21-24, which could be private or family group lessons. If you are interested please text/call Cindy at 208-713-8113.


I have one spot for next week. July 31-Aug.3 at 12:45. This would work for one or two students who swim at the same level. Give Cindy a text or call at 208-713-8113 if interested. I also have some spots available Aug. 7-10 throughout the day.


We had a last minute cancellation. It will be next week July 17-20 from 1:15-1:30. If you are interested please call Cindy 208-713-8113. Cathy is "Shining" this weekend!


We know that conditions aren't perfect today, but we are planning on swim lessons unless things take a turn for the worse. The pool is heated and our smiles will bring the sunshine.


Just an update on our swim registration. We placed 6 new families from the wait list in the last two days and we hope to have many more placed. One of our returning teachers is still unsure of how many days and hours she is available but as soon as we know, we will open additional classes and use the wait list to fill them. Hope to see you all soon.


Hey everyone, We've been working since early this morning and now have all of the classes organized, but we haven't sent out any confirmation emails yet, so please don't panic if you don't hear from us for a couple more days. Cathy's kitchen flooded yesterday due to a broken refrigerator valve and her house is being torn up to fix it all. We may find some open spots after clarifying what is needed for those who had signup genius spots and we will reach out to those on the wait list.

(Not her actual kitchen but a representation)

Cathy's School for Lil' Fish - Swimming Lessons for Boise, Meridian, and Eagle Idaho 04/15/2023

We are excited to bring another summer of swimming to our amazing families! This year we will only be offering private lessons, family group lessons and Mommy & Me classes. We will not be offering group lessons. However, you are welcome to share your private or family group lessons with friends. For details on the classes offered and schedule, please click on the "schedule" tab on our website at . Registration will open Thursday, April 27th, at 8:00 p.m. MST (NOTICE THIS IS AT NIGHT, not in the morning). BEFORE that time, we recommend thoroughly reading the "Schedule", "Levels" and "Registration" tabs on the website so that you understand the registration process. We look forward to swimming with you in 2023!

Cathy's School for Lil' Fish - Swimming Lessons for Boise, Meridian, and Eagle Idaho Private and small-group swimming lessons for Boise and Meridian Idaho.


Hi everyone! I know we usually have our summer schedule posted by April 1st, but this year it is delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to have our 2023 schedule posted by April 15th, so check back then! Registration will be in late April and lessons will start in June. We are excited to see you this summer!


Hey everyone, we have just a few private lesson spots available Aug. 15-18. Mr. Tyler will be the teacher and the lessons will be between 12:30 and 2:30 in 15 minute increments. If you are interested please email us at [email protected] with your student's name, age and swim level.


We know it's chilly this morning, but the pool is warm and we are ready to start another session. Don't forget a nice fluffy towel for after class.


I have one open spot in an ADVANCED class (must be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool - doesn't have to be pretty), June 13 - 23 at 10 - 10:30. I looked through the waitlist and didn't see anyone needing just one advanced spot so let me know if you or someone you know could use it!


Classes for Monday, May 30th cancelled
Hi swimmers! Due to the terrible forecast of cold, rainy weather we are going to postpone the start of this week's lessons until Tuesday, May 31. We will continue classes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the regularly scheduled times. We hope this doesn't mess up everyone's plans, but thought especially the youngest swimmers would not do well in the rain and cold tomorrow.


I have a family who is looking for another family to share two 15-minute private lessons with. They have 1 beginner and 1 intermediate so they're looking for another family with the same (or 2 families - 1 with a beginner and 1 with an intermediate). Their kiddos are in the 4 to 7 year old range, I believe if that helps. Message me if you're interested and I'll connect you with them.


This year we have radically changed our offerings and our signup process. Please be sure to read all of the details on our website at BEFORE Friday, April 29th at 7:00 a.m. Here is a video that walks you through the signup process so you know exactly what to expect!


The 2022 Schedule is now up! There will be TWO registrations this year. Registration for Private Lessons and Private Family Group Lessons will be next Friday, April 29th at 7:00 a.m. Registration for traditional group lessons will be Friday, May 13th at 7:00 a.m. For all of the details please read the description of classes, description of levels, instructions for registration (on the homepage) and the schedule at


We are so sorry, but due to staffing shortages and some family issues needing immediately addressing, we are delayed on getting the 2022 Schedule and Registration Info to you. Please check the wesite next Saturday, April 17th for the Summer 2022 Schedule and Registration Info. Registration will most like open up near the end of April, but the exact day and time will be posted next Saturday. Again, we apologize for the delay!


Our NEW swim program for 2022! Why the change, details and what to expect!


We are making BIG changes to our swim program this year. Please check out our website for all of the details. Details about when we'll open registration and our schedule for this year will be posted to the website on April 8th.


I have a single advanced spot available starting this Monday June 28 - July 8 at 10 a.m. if anyone is interested. Everyone on the waitlist is waiting for a combination of 2 advanced or an advanced with another level. This is just a single advanced spot. Thanks!


If you see Miss Cindy at the pool today, be sure to tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! She is the best mom, friend, business partner, preschool and SWIM teacher in the world!


Here is another solution to the parking problem. If you have an older child that is an intermediate or advanced swimmer you are welcome to drop them off and pick them up. You can use the 30 minutes to go get Sonic or run a quick errand. 😊

Photos from Cathy's School for Lil' Fish's post 06/22/2021

For those coming to swim, construction has stepped up. Unfortunately it will look like this for several more weeks to months. Please be creative and think about how you might be able to get here other than family cars. At the very least please make sure to not have more than one car here per family and no extra spectators at this time. Those orange cones will be blocking my frontage all the way to the mailbox tomorrow and Thursday. You are welcome to park two deep in our driveway. We realize that will take some coordination if someone parked closest to the gargage needs to leave, but it will provide several more safe spots to park. Thanks for working with us and each other.


We are so humbled and truly amazed at the awesome clients we have at Cathy's School For Lil' Fish. Your response at registration was even more than past years (We didn't think that was possible). We are truly grateful for each and every one of you and wish we were able to offer more classes. At this time we have responded to all of the registration forms we received on 4/27. However, it appears that some registration forms weren't received :( We have never had to close registration before 7:15 before, but this year with our reduced schedule due to school getting out later (thanks CoVID) and some family events we have going on at the end of the summer, we knew we had less spots than usual and the forms came in faster than usual so we had to shut registration down at 7:03:10. We believe there were some forms that were submitted right about that time that looked like they went through on your end, but didn't come through on ours. We've been using this system for 9 years now and this is the first time we've had this happen. It really is heartbreaking to us to have to turn anyone away :( Thank you for your support and grace. It is much appreciated.


Registration Update: We have reached out to the first 133 families who sent in forms this morning. That only got us to 7:01:58, so if you submitted at 7:02 or later, we'll get back to you tomorrow when we work on the last 70ish forms! Thank you for your patience!


Can't believe it's almost time to DIVE into registration for swim lessons 2021! Registration opens TUESDAY, April 27th at 7:00 a.m. The schedule has been posted on our website at along with information about how to register. See you poolside!


With the warmer weather, we are getting a lot of questions about our 2021 season, so here's what you need to know! We are a seasonal business with an outdoor, heated pool so we will be running swim lessons June - August. Our summer 2021 schedule will be posted on our website on April 1st, so check back then to see our 2021 schedule! Generally speaking, we run classes Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On April 1st we will also post details for this year's registration. We normally open registration sometime around the 3rd week of April to give you time to check out the schedule and figure out what works with your other summer plans prior to registering. But the exact day and time of registration will be posted here on our website on April 1st along with the schedule. If you're wondering what level to register your kids for, please click on the schedule tab on our website and scroll to the bottom for a description of each level. You can find our website at

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