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Whether it’s just for recreation or serious competition, the Y offers safe, healthy water sports, swim lessons, and fitness classes for every age and every skill level. We are also a “safety hub” where students can learn the life-saving skills of lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and more!

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ASHI Basic First Aid for Community Members

$35 $55 12+

Caldwell YMCA: Aug 15 | Nov 21
Downtown Boise YMCA: Sep 12 | Dec 12
West Boise YMCA: Oct 3

This class teaches crucial information about how to deal with emergencies like bleeding, shock, burns, strains, fractures, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, and seizures.

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ASHI CPR/AED for Community Members

$35 $55 12+

Caldwell YMCA: Aug 15 | Nov 21

Downtown Boise YMCA: Sep 12 | Dec 12

West Boise YMCA: Oct 3

Participants will learn the skills and knowledge needed to provide basic life support in an emergency.

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Build Your Own Swim Class

$45-50 $84-87

Four to five children who are at the same swimming level can be combined in a class during a convenient, unique time. Subject to instructor availability.

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Private Swim Lessons

$45-$150 $65-$225

Private individual instruction is open for any and all skill levels to help meet your particular skill and scheduling needs.

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons

$37.50-$150 ($75 for additional child) $56.25-$225 ($112.50 for additional child)

Two to three friends can get together during a time that works best. These are small group lessons with professional instructors.

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Teen and Adult Swim Lessons

$50 $87 13+ July 5, 2021 - July 15, 2021 View Schedule
Mon–Thu: 5:20–5:50pm

Stages 1 (1-3 combined) Non-swimmer through beginner. This class is designed to acclimate teens and adults to the water and learn safety skills. Stages 2 (4-6 combined) Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a

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Y Swim Lessons Instructor Certification

$150 $225 16+

Caldwell Y:
Jul 14-17 (Thu 4-8pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm)

Downtown Boise Y:
Sep 7-12 (Tue 4-10pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm)

West Boise Y:
June 21 -25 (Mon, Thu, Fri 9am-5pm)

Caldwell YMCA: Jul 14-17
Downtown Boise YMCA: Sep 7-12
West Boise YMCA: June 21 -25

This course provides training for instructors who want to teach Y Swimming Lessons. It also provides certification in CPR, AED, and First-Aid. Participants must be 16 years old by the last day of class. Attendance is mandatory for all days of the session for certification.

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YMCA Lifeguard Certification Training

$150 $225 16+

Caldwell YMCA: May 17-19 | Jun 14-19 | Aug 6-13 | Oct 8–15 | Dec 10–17
Downtown Boise YMCA: Mar 20-25 | Jun 14-19  | Aug 22-29 | Oct 3–10 | Dec 18-23

The curriculum includes Lifeguarding certification, Basic Life Support which includes CPR and AED Essentials, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

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